How do we get there?

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Picauville is easy to reach by road. Most guests from England arrive by Ferry at Cherbourg and then it is only a 35-40 minute drive to the house.

By Ferry

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Cherbourg, 35 minutes drive: Arrivals from Poole and Portsmouth with Brittany Ferries, and from Cork with Irish Ferries.
Caen (Ouisterham)90 minutes drive: Arrivals from Portsmouth with Brittany Ferries.
Portbail & Barneville Carteret, 20 minutes drive: Arrivals from the Channel Islands.
Dover/Calais or Channel Tunnel, four and a half hours drive: Arrivals from the South east of England, a long drive but short and cheaper crossing.

By Air

There are two local airports - Cherbourg Maupertus about 40 minutes, and Caen about 90 minutes drive.

By Rail

There is an SNCF service running between Cherbourg and Paris via Caen. The nearest station is Chef du Pont/St Mere Eglise only 7 kms away, however this is an infrequent service, so we would recommend disembarking at Valognes if you have travelled from Cherbourg, or Carentan if you have come from Paris/Caen. You will then have to take a taxi for the final 15 kms.

By Bus

There are frequent bus services to St Mere Eglise, and then take a taxi from there.

By Bike

This is a great area for cycling. There is a cycle route from Cherbourg to St. Sauveur le Vicomte (Cherbourg leg opening Summer 2008), the road between St Sauveur and Picauville is extremely traffic free and level.

Driving in France - New regulations

Ensure that you comply with European Motoring Requirements by carrying the following items of accident, emergency and breakdown equipment:

» Headlamp Beam Adaptors
» GB plate or sticker
» Spare exterior light bulbs
» Warning triangle and reflective vests (to be used in the event of a breakdown or an accident)
Breathalyser test kit

These can be purchased on the ferry if you forget them!