Dinan Self Catering Apartments and Holiday Cottage in Brittany
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Getting to Val Rive

There are great transport links to Val Rive in Brittany from the UK and beyond, whether you are intending to catch a ferry, fly to a nearby airport or take the train.

Val Rive is located in Léhon village, on the outskirts of Dinan in Brittany.

Our full address is: Val Rive, 1 Quai du Val de Rance, 22100 Léhon, Bretagne, France

Below we’ve listed some of the easiest ways to get to Val Rive. For more ideas on how you can easily travel to Dinan, from anywhere in the world, we highly recommend the www.rome2rio.com website. The www.bonjourlafrance.com website also contains useful information on getting to and around France.

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Getting to Val Rive, By Sea

We know a lot of our guests choose to drive their own cars to Val Rive, using any one of the ferry ports in Brittany or further along the coast towards Calais. The closest port is St. Malo, just 25 miles away, and there are further ports at Roscoff, Cherbourg, Caen and Dieppe. The Eurotunnel and port at Calais is a 4-5 hour drive to Val Rive, via the E401 and E402 motorways.

Brittany Ferries
Brittany Ferries have routes from Portsmouth to St. Malo, Cherbourg, and Caen. Additionally, there are routes from Poole to Cherbourg; Plymouth to Roscoff.

Condor Ferries
Condor operates ferries from Poole or Portsmouth to St. Malo (via Guernsey or Jersey).

DFDS Seaways
You can travel from Newhaven to Dieppe; and Dover to Calais or Dunkirk with DFDS ferries.

P&O Ferries
P&O Ferries continue to offer their long-standing Dover to Calais route.

If you want to avoid the ferries, you also have the option of getting the Eurotunnel from Folkstone to Calais.

By Air

Dinan Self Catering Apartments and Holiday Cottage in Brittany

You can fly into the international airport at Rennes (approximately 37 miles/45 mins away) with Easy Jet or Aer Lingus, or perhaps fly to Nantes (less than 2 hours drive away) with EasyJet or Ryanair. International visitors who are thinking of visiting from much further away might be interested to know that Air France has 3 scheduled flights a day, 7 days a week, from Paris (Charles de Gaulle airport) to Rennes and vice-versa.

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Direct flights to Rennes are available from London Gatwick and Aberdeen. A little further away at Nantes airport (just under 2 hours by car to Léhon), EasyJet offers flights here from Bristol, Birmingham and London Gatwick airports.

Direct flights are available from either Dublin, Edinburgh, Manchester or London Stansted to Nantes airport.

Air France
For visitors that require a continental connection, Air France has 3 scheduled flights a day, 7 days a week, from Paris (Charles de Gaulle airport) to Rennes and vice-versa. The direct flight takes one hour.

By Rail

You can also get to Brittany by train. Eurostar has a fast, regular service from London (St. Pancras International) to Paris Gare du Nord station. At Paris Montparnasse station there is a quick and frequent service to Rennes, from which there’s a connection to Dinan, via Lamballe. However, this last leg of the journey is slow and infrequent, so the very cheap and hourly bus service from Rennes station to Dinan might be a more preferable option (it takes just over an hour).

SNCF is France’s national state-owned railway company and it operates almost all of France’s railway system, including the TGV – France’s high-speed rail network.  The high-speed TGV rail link between Rennes and Paris takes approximately 2 ¼ hours.

Eurostar is the high-speed railway service connecting London with Paris (and Brussels).  The London terminus is St. Pancras International, and the Paris terminus is Gare du Nord. The journey usually takes 2 ¼ hours, goes through the channel tunnel, and reaches speeds of up to 186mph (300kmh) on the mainland.