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How to get to us

Our Location

We are in the hamlet of La Villette, within 5 minutes drive west of L’Absie, in the Deux Sevres department (79) of Poitou-Charentes. To find us use any of the direction sites like Google Maps or Bing and type your destination as:
79240 Saint-Paul-en-Gâtine, France

Travel Options

By Road

We are one kilometer from the scenic D949 road linking Chantonnay to Parthenay. The approximate driving time from St. Malo is 3.5 hours, from Caen or Cherbourg is 4.5 hours and Calais or Boulogne is 7 to 8 hours. To plan your route try:

Crossing the Channel

There are numerous options depending on your chosen port. Here are some websites to help you with your choice:

By Train

Poitiers station is only 70 minutes drive from the gite. Choose from London & Ashford International to Poitiers via Lille Europe or Paris on Eurostar and TGV services.

By Air

Flights to Poitiers or to La Rochelle from London Stansted and various other options with Ryanair.

Various options to La Rochelle including flights from Southampton, Belfast City, Birmingham, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Bristol or Manchester to Bordeaux with bmibaby.

The driving distances from these airports are approximately:
La Rochelle 70 minutes, Poitiers 70 minutes and Bordeaux 200 minutes.

Our Address:

2 Well Cottages,

Basingstoke Road,

Old Alresford,



SO24 9DR