Les Grands Coudrais is situated in a very quiet hamlet off the D1 between Civray and Ruffec in the Vienne départment of France. Civray is our nearest small market town and is just 3 kms away. Further afield, Poitiers is 45 minutes drive with Limoges and La Rochelle both about 90 minutes away.
Many guests coming from the UK choose the Portsmouth – Le Havre crossing, followed by an easy drive of less than 5 hours. From Calais, the drive is about 6 to 7 hours.
For guests who prefer to fly, we’re 45 minutes from Poitiers airport (Ryanair from Stanstead and Edinburgh) and 1 hour 15 mins from Limoges airport (Ryanair from Stanstead, Bristol, East Midlands,Leeds Bradford and Liverpool). Car hire is available at both airports and is recommended.
The TGV, the French high-speed train stops at Ruffec, just 15 minutes away and the journey time from Paris is about 2 hours 15 minutes. Alternatively for guests arriving from the UK by train, it’s easier to take the Eurostar to Lille, then simply change trains to a TGV to Poitiers. This avoids having to cross Paris.