Gîtes de La Martinière
2 La Martinière
St.Aubin Fosse Louvain
French landline +33 (0)243 033062
French Mobile +33 (0)780 333738
UK Mobile +44 (0)7703 542804
We highly recommend that guests have a car or motorbike to visit the area when staying at our gitês. Listed are approx. driving times to La Martinière from a variety of locations. These are the quickest routes (Taken from Google Maps) and on some routes toll fees are required when using the Autoroute.
There is no local Public transport other than taxis to have access to our location.
Our local airports are: (Car hire available)
Dinard/St.Malo - 1 hour 30mins (no tolls)
Rennes - 1 hour 40mins (no tolls)
Nantes - 2 hours 20mins ( no tolls)
Paris to Laval (TGV) Train times range from 1hr 30/2hrs 20. Laval 40mins drive to La Martinière.
Caen/Ouistreham - 1 hour 50 mins (no tolls)
Cherbourg - 2 hours 50 mins (no tolls)
Dieppe - 3 hours 5 mins (tolls)
St. Malo - 1 hour 30 mins (no tolls)
Calais - 4 hours 30 mins (tolls)
Channel Tunnel - 4 hours 20 mins (tolls)
Le Mans 102km
St. Malo 105km
To find La Martiniére please set your Sat Nav with the following -
Town: Saint Aubin Fosse Louvain
Street Name: Le Buron
Le Buron is a small hamlet with only one possible turn, the junction is between a house and farm buildings. As you get close, please look out for our small white La Martiniére logo direction signs placed on sign posts, telegraph poles etc. The road from Le Buron is a single track tarmac road for 1km, follow this and you will arrive at our location.
IMPORTANT - That you set your SatNav as above and DO NOT enter into it our address. There is a farm near by with the same name, for some unknown reason entering our address in your SatNav will direct you to this farm which is in Normandy and we are in Mayenne.
If you follow these instructions, you will find us without any problems.
We ask that once you have set your Sat Nav and it gives you an estimated arrival time, that you text us this, so we can plan our day and be here to welcome you. Text to: +(33) 7803 33738
Any problems, please telephone us on our landline +(33) 0243 03 30 62
We post this here, as from our experience "some rules of the road" are something which British drivers in France, could so easily be caught out by.
PRIORITÉ À DROITE
In many towns and villages the French system of PRIORITY RIGHT still exists. You can be driving on the main route through a town or village and even sometimes on main roads and unexpectedly and without even looking, a vehicle can pull out from the right as they have the right of way. It is highly dangerous, but it is road law here. You are expected to drive slowly in these areas in anticipation of a vehicle emerging from the right and you are expected to stop to allow them entry on to the route.
PLEASE VIEW PICTURES BELOW, TO SEE ROAD SIGNS GIVING PRIORITY RIGHT. Also in many places a road sign ( yellow and red ) below or near the village sign, informs you that Priorité à Droite is in operation.
France has become very strict on speeding - Speed signs will be visible then disappear leaving you to guess the speed limit. Basically unless a sign informs you of the limit then it is the National speed limit of 80 kmh. In towns and villages the speed limit is 50kph unless signs showing 30kph Zone near schools.
Speed cameras and mobile cameras are common. Speed cameras are NOT yellow as in the UK, but grey and blend into backgrounds. Generally if you see a sign - Speed Radars ahead, keep to the speed limit as a camera will be hidden somewhere.
We believe speeding fines can be passed to the UK to enforce payment, though you do not receive points on your licence. If stopped for speeding by a mobile check the Gendarme may well expect payment of the fine on the spot in cash and if you do not have the cash will take you to an ATM.
France Landline/Fixe: +33 (0) 2 43 03 30 62 France Mobile/Portatif: +33 (0) 7 80 33 37 38
2 La Martinière, 53120 St. Aubin Fosse Louvain, France
SIRET No. 891 639 643 R.C.S. Laval