Caen (60-80 mins)
You land at Quistreham, a little way north of Caen . Exit the port and follow the signs to Caen - as you leave Quistreham keep in the left lane, as at a set of traffic lights those in the right hand lane go straight on into the town! You quickly join a dual-carriageway, but watch the speed limit signs and the speed cameras - one is often located on a section that is only 90 km/hr.
You need to exit this road at the Caen Peripherique or ring road! Follow the signs for Peripherique Ouest, Cherbourg and Rennes . Once on the Peripherique, you are looking for Exit 9, marked for Rennes and St Lo – the A84.
Take Exit 40 on the A84, marked for St Lo and the second exit on the roundabout to St Lo - a new dual-carriageway. Continue on this road.
Exit at Junction 5, marked for Percy. At the roundabout, take the fifth exit marked for Percy, past the impressive Department Council offices on the right and down the steep hill into Candol past the Petit Auberge restaurant on the right. After Candol take the first right towards Canisy and Cerisy la Salle, the D38.
Go straight through Canisy, Quibou and Dangy following the signs to Cerisy La Salle. After Dangy look out for a right turn marked to Cerisy la Salle, D73 (about half a mile) and take this road.
You now want to take the second road on the left – just past a house, on left, with a rusty corrugated iron roof – the D273 marked for Pont Brocard. This is a narrow, windy lane, so please take care. Go past the farm and other houses that are part of the Le Deshayes settlement and at the end of the lane turn right (around our new house we built).
Please park on the drive to the new house and ring the front door bell. We will show you round to the Gite.
The whole journey takes approximately 75 – 80 minutes but please don’t hesitate to ring us if you get lost or stuck anywhere – Tel: 0033 233 478735 (if ringing from an English mobile).
** Never driven in France before? Don't forget to have a look at our 'Rules of the Road section'
We look forward to welcoming you to Le Deshayes and wish you a safe journey.