- Caen: 288km ( recommended )
- St Malo: 264km
- Cherbourg: 400km
- Calais: 538km
Domaine de la Brèche Campsite
5 Impasse de la Brèche, 49730 Varennes-sur-Loire
- GPS Co-ordinates 47.24712 0.00049
- Local Railway Saumur, 6km : Services to Tours, Nantes
- Bus Station 5km
How To Get There - Flight Recommendations
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How To Get There - By Ferry & Eurotunnel
You can book your channel crossing with us as part of a package and benefit from the best deals around with our best ferry crossing price guarantee!
The following routes listed will help you to plan your journey; you will have the option to check prices and add ferry or Eurotunnel crossings once you've added your parc/accommodation to your basket.
Departing daily. Time approx 6hrs daily and 7hrs overnight. Price excludes accommodation.
Overnight sailing departing 20:15, time approx 11hrs. Price excludes accommodation.
Overnight sailings daily from 8th May, approx 8.5hrs. All crossings use Brittany's no-frills 'Economie' service.
Departs daily at 08:30. Crossing time approx 4.5hrs.
Departs daily from 27th April to 7th September. Crossing time approx 3hrs.
Departs daily. Crossing time approx 6hrs, or 8hrs overnight. Price excludes accommodation.
Departs throughout the day, crossing time approx 90 minutes.
Timetable is currently available to book up to 6th September (return date). Departs throughout the day, crossing time approx 35 minutes.
Overnight sailing departing 18:30, time approx 13hrs. Price excludes accommodation.
Sails every Tuesday, plus Sundays and Wednesdays from 15th May. 08:45 departures on Tuesdays use Brittany's no-frills 'Economie' service. Crossing time approx 24hrs. Price excludes accommodation.
Overnight sailing departing 20:30, time approx 10hrs. Price excludes accommodation.
Sails Tuesday, Friday and Saturday. Crossing time approx 25hrs. Price excludes accommodation. Please note: the 08:45 and 10:00 departures use Brittany's no-frills 'Economie' service.
Departs Sundays at 15:45, crossing time approx 31hrs. Price excludes accommodation.
Departs daily, time approx 6.45hrs daytime and 8hrs overnight. If you wish to add a meal, please call 01606 787677 after booking your holiday.
Know Before You Go - Our Travel Tips
With a huge choice of ferry operators and routes – not to mention Eurotunnel - taking your car to the continent has never made more sense. Channel crossings can be booked online as part of a package, and don’t worry about driving abroad if it’s your first time – we can help you with our recommended ferry and driving routes to help you hit the open road en route to Domaine de la Brèche.
The western channel ports are the closest to the Loire Valley. Brittany Ferries operate daily sailings from Portsmouth to St Malo - this is an overnight sailing normally departing at 8:15pm with a sailing time of approximately 12 hours.
The return sailing from St Malo to Portsmouth is normally a mid morning sailing - if you want to catch this, you will need a stopover close to the port. Alternatively you could mix and match your Brittany sailings and return from Caen Ouistreham, or Cherbourg.
There is a good choice of day and night crossings from Portsmouth to Caen Ouistreham with Brittany Ferries. From Caen it's around a 3 hour drive to Domaine de la Brèche - head south on the main road towards Le Mans, then sweep west towards Angers and down to Saumur.
If you prefer the short sea crossing from Dover to Calais, or the Eurotunnel, the drive is longer, but it's on a good motorway most of the way. The shortest route from Calais is via Rouen and Le Mans.
Alternatively, take the slightly longer (608km) southern route from Calais and indulge in a city break in Paris or even take in Disneyland® Paris.
- Please note your accommodation on parc is available from 3pm on your day of arrival.
- France has introduced driving restrictions in Paris and some other cities; a Crit'Air sticker should be displayed or you may be fined. Click here for more details.
- Don't forget the time difference! Europe is 1 hour ahead of UK time.
- More time on the ferry or more time on the road? When comparing the different route options, do remember to allow for motorway tolls and fuel costs.
- Quick converter: 50 miles is just over 80km.