Val Rive is located in Léhon village, on the outskirts of Dinan in Brittany. Below we have highlighted all the ways you can easily travel to Val Rive from the UK (and beyond), whether you are intending to catch the ferry, take the train or fly to a nearby airport. Our full address is:
Val Rive, 1 Quai du Val de Rance, 22100 Léhon, Bretagne, France
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 via the E402 and E401 motorways.
Flying to Val Rive is often overlooked, but there is a 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 Flybe 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 airport and vice-versa.
Alternatively, you could take the train. Eurostar has a fast, regular service from London (St. Pancras International) to Paris Gare du Nord station. There is a train station at Dinan, but nearby Dol-de-Bretagne (20 miles/30 mins away) has much more frequent train links to Paris (Montparnasse and Paris-Charles de Gaulle stations) mostly via Rennes, and a more limited service connecting Dol-de-Bretagne with Dinan.
You’ll find a handy list below that highlights many of these ferry and flight routes to Léhon. For further useful information on getting to and around France, you might want to visit this website: www.bonjourlafrance.com
Travel by Ferry
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.
Condor operates ferries from Poole or Portsmouth to St. Malo (via Guernsey or Jersey).
You can travel from Newhaven to Dieppe; and Dover to Calais or Dunkirk with DFDS ferries.
P&O Ferries continue to offer their long-standing Dover to Calais route.
If travelling from Ireland, Irish Ferries operate routes from Dublin to Cherbourg and from Rosslare to Cherbourg or Roscoff.
Stena Line Ferries
Stena Line Ferries also offer a route from Rosslare to Cherbourg.
If you want to avoid travelling by sea or air, you have the option of getting on the Eurotunnel at Folkstone to Calais.
Travel by Air
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.
Aurigny operate many one-stop flights to Dinard (via Guernsey) from Bristol, East Midlands, London Gatwick, London Stansted, Manchester and Southampton airports.
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.
If you’d like to fly from either Dublin or Cork in Ireland, Aer Lingus operate direct flights to nearby Rennes airport.
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.
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.
Travel by Rail
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 European mainland.
The SNCF is France’s national state-owned railway company and operates almost all of France’s railway system, including the TGV – France’s high-speed rail network. The high-speed TGV rail link between Paris and Rennes takes approximately 2 ¼ hours.