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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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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, Le Havre 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, Caen and Le Havre. Additionally, there are routes from Poole to Cherbourg; Plymouth to Roscoff; and Cork to Roscoff.
www.brittany-ferries.co.uk

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

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

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

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

By Air

Flying to Val Rive is often overlooked, but there is a very handy small international airport at Dinard (just 15 miles from Léhon) that is served by both Ryanair and Aurigny airlines. It’s extremely convenient to fly here and use a hire-car for the duration of your stay, and it may work out much cheaper than you think to do so!

You could also fly to the larger international airport at Rennes (approximately 37 miles/45 mins away) with Fly Be or Aer Lingus, or perhaps fly to Nantes (less than 2 hours drive away) with EasyJet. 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.

Useful links
www.dinard.aeroport.fr
www.rennes.aeroport.fr
www.nantes.aeroport.fr

Ryanair
Direct flights are available from both East Midlands and London Stansted airports to nearby Dinard airport. Alternatively, you could fly to Nantes airport from either Dublin, Edinburgh or London Stansted.
www.ryanair.com

Aurigny
Aurigny operates many one-stop flights to Dinard (via Guernsey) from Bristol, East Midlands, London Gatwick, London Stansted, Manchester and Southampton airports.
www.aurigny.com

FlyBe
With FlyBe you can fly to Rennes, which is less than an hour’s drive away from Val Rive. Manchester, Exeter, Southampton, London City and London Southend airports all have direct flights, and you can fly indirectly to Rennes from Aberdeen, Belfast City, Dublin, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Guernsey, Isle of Man, Jersey, Leeds-Bradford, Newcastle and Newquay airports.
www.flybe.com

EasyJet
A little further away at Nantes airport (just under 2 hours by car to Léhon), EasyJet offer flights to here from Bristol, Liverpool, London Luton, and London Gatwick airports.
www.easyjet.com

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.
www.airfrance.fr

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/TGV
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.
www.sncf.com

Eurostar
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.
www.eurostar.com