Dinard Airport (1½ hrs)
We favour the route out of the airport over the Ranche Barrage – more straight forward and interesting than the alternatives!
Leave the airport and at the T-junction turn right onto D64. At the roundabout take the third off to the left, onto the new road. At the next roundabout take the first exit and go through traffic lights and down over the Ranche Barrage, a hydro electric installation using the power of the tides - the first in Europe. As you go up the hill on the other side, watch out for the speed camera!
Go past the first exit and take the next one onto the N137. following signs for Rennes, Fougères, Mont-Saint-Michel, Alençon, Caen and Dol-de-Bretagne. After about 10km – 6 miles, take the exit for Fougères, Mont-Saint-Michel and Caen, the N176. Careful as you join this road as there is a stop sign, no slip road – quite dangerous.
Continue on the N176 as it becomes the N175, watching your speed through the built-up areas and past the speed cameras. Follow signs to Caen and Avranches as the road joins the A84. Follow this road around Avranches and out into the countryside. Take Exit 38 off the A84, marked for Percy, turn right at the roundabout towards Percy on the D999.
Go through Percy and up the hill. Take the road to the left marked for Cerisy la Salle, the D89. This takes you through Maupertuis, watch the very tight corners, and at the crossroads go straight across onto the D29. Straight over at the next crossroads going towards Notre Dame de Cenilly. The D29 goes off to the right, follow this into Notre Dame de Cenilly. At the crossroads go right towards Pont Brocard, Canisy and Dangy, ignoring signs to Cerisy la Salle! Continue out of the village and down the hill into Pont Brocard. Take the left turn to Cerisy la Salle, D52 up the hill. You will go past a turning on your left and at the top of the hill bear left past our new, cream painted timber clad house
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 90 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.