email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone : 02 33 51 45 08
(from UK) : 00 33 2 33 51 45 08
20 Route de la Bruyère
50670 LE MESNIL GILBERT
Tel: 00 33 2 33 51 45 08
THIS IS IMPORTANT. LA HALLOTIÈRE IS THE NAME OF OUR HOUSE. YOU WILL NOT FIND IT ON GOOGLE MAPS.
TWO LOTS OF PEOPLE WHO USED GOOGLE, HAVE ENDED UP EAST OF ROUEN (WELL OVER TWO HOURS FROM US).
PLEASE USE THE DIRECTIONS BELOW OR HEAD FOR LE MESNIL GILBERT,
MANCHE (DEPARTEMENT 50), LOWER NORMANDY AND THEN USE MY DIRECTIONS.
From Calais/Boulogne /Dunkirk
Approx 5 hours
From Calais/Boulogne take the following motorways
A16 (see note below) → A28 → A29 (for Le Havre) → A13 (direction Caen).
Warning: it is easy to miss the A28 after the A16 around Abbeyville. It is easy to make an unplanned visit to Amiens!
Follow ‘Périphérique Sud’ around Caen then take A84 (direction Rennes). Leave motorway at junction 38 signed for Villedieu-les-Poeles. See below for directions from Villedieu.
From Cherbourg Approx 1hr 45 mins
Follow signs from the port towards Caen. Pick up N13 dual carriageway (direction Caen) and follow for approximately 30 miles. Follow the signs to Rennes A84. Stay on the A84 direction Rennes until junction 38 signed for Villedieu les Poeles.
See below for directions from Villedieu.
From Caen ((Ouisterham) Approx 1hr 45mins
Pick up and follow the signs to RENNES/MONT.ST.MICHEL. Follow the‘Périphérique (by-pass) - still signs for Rennes, This will lead you to Exit 9a for Vire. Take exit 9a signed for Vire and Rennes. When you get onto the A84 you will begin to see signs for Villedieu (same direction as Rennes). Leave the A84 at Junction 38 (signed for Villedieu Les Poeles) and follow my directions from Villedieu.
From Villedieu-les-Poeles (after leaving the motorway follow the signs for Brécey)
After leaving the A84 at J38 –. Take the 2nd exit at the roundabout D999 – next roundabout take first exit D999 – (if you need supplies, there is a Lidl supermarket on the left and a Casino supermarket just off the right of this stretch) go just over a mile to the end of the road – turn right and continue for just under a mile – turn left onto D924 (Signed Brécey) – almost immediately turn right onto D999 (signed Brécey) – follow for three minutes and (this is where you stop following the signs for Brécey) take the left turn signed for St Pois D33. Follow this (for about 15 minutes) to St Pois. In St Pois go straight on at the roundabout and go down the hill of the “main street”. At the bottom, follow the bend of the road to the left (pass the Gendarmerie). After leaving St Pois continue for about 3 minutes before turning off the main road. 1 minute after leaving St Pois there is a sign to Le Mesnil Gilbert., DO NOT TAKE IT but continue for another 2 minutes where there is a sign (right) to Le Mesnil Gilbert D173. Turn right onto it. After a few hundred yards fork left. Shortly you will see a concrete road on your right, do not take it but continue and our lane is the second on the left. There is a small sign “LA HALLOTIÈRE”. After turning into the lane our property is the first on the right. A small driveway with a Norman flag at our entrance.
DIRECTIONS TO LA HALLOTIÈRE FROM DINARD AIRPORT
about 1hr 15 mins
Leave the airport and follow the road to the T-junction where you TURN RIGHT.
Shortly there is a big roundabout where you TURN RIGHT (first exit). Note: any maps or guides you use may not show this road as it is recent.
After about 2 minutes come to a roundabout where you take the road at 11 o’clock (it has a GREEN signfor DINAN). Continue to follow signs for DINAN for about 10 minutes and there is a sign to Dinan, which is a right fork, and a small, white sign to DOL DE BRETAGNE which is straight on – FOLLOW THE SIGN TO DOL DE BRETAGNE. Note: actually these both bring you onto the same road (dual carriageway) but if you take the Dinan road you will be going the wrong way!
You are now on the A84 (direction Caen). Stay on the A84 for about 40 minutes. After the exit(s) for Avranches TAKE EXIT 36 FOR BRÉCEY. Follow the signs for Brécey until you reach Brécey itself – about 15 minutes. In Brécey you have to stop at the top of the square at a T-junction. TURN LEFT then immediately TURN RIGHT (before the church). Follow that road for about ten minutes (you will go through a village called Cuves) and you will arrive at the village of Le Mesnil Gilbert. Continue through the village and then Take The First On The Left signed for Lingeard (yellow sign D173). Take the third lane on the right – there is a small sign “La Hallotière” and we are the first turning on the right. A small driveway.
La Hallotiere is at map reference: 48.717908 - 1.039109
Should you get lost of find yourselves running late, or lost, please telephone 02 33 51 45 08 and Neil or Christine will try to help you.
GPS systems (and many people!) seem not to be able to find La Hallotière. All seem able to locate Le Mesnil Gilbert , which is only three minutes from our property.
From Le Mesnil Gilbert take the road (east) for Chérencé le Roussel and Mortain for 200 yards; you will then see a road on the left, signposted “5 Lingeard ” over it is a yellow sign “D173”, take this turn towards Lingeard. You are now on Route de la Bruyère (D173). Take the third lane on the right (about 2 minutes) it has a small sign “La Hallotière”. Go down this lane. Our drive is then the first on the right. (We have a Normandy Flag hanging in our driveway- two lions on a red background). A small driveway. You have arrived!