Come and follow in the footsteps of your ancestors in Normandy
The Verneuil-sur-Avre and Tourouvre-au-Perche areas are accessible from several French airports in less than 2 hours. From Paris, the RN12 serves these two towns located thirty minutes apart.
By plane + car
Deauville Normandie Airport => 1h45 from Verneuil-sur-Avre and Tourouvre au Perche
Caen-Carpiquet airport => 2 hours from Verneuil-sur-Avre and 1h30 from Tourouvre au Perche
Paris-Beauvais-Tillé airport => 2 hours from Verneuil-sur-Avre and 2 hours 40 minutes from Tourouvre au Perche
The Normandy region has set up an itinerary calculator which will enable you to prepare your journeys by train, bus or bicycle in the best possible way: How I get there
Come and follow in the footsteps of your ancestors in Charente-Maritime
The town of Marennes-Hiers-Brouage is accessible by car from Bordeaux (2h) or Paris (5h20) following the A10 motorway or from Nantes (2h25) following the A83 motorway.
The bridges over the Charente at Rochefort, the Seudre at Marennes/La Tremblade and Oléron are free.
By plane + car
Bordeaux airport => 2 hours from Marennes-Hiers-Brouage
La Rochelle airport => 1 hour from Marennes Hiers-Brouage
By train and bus
In addition to the bus, it is possible to rent a car at the stations of La Rochelle, Surgères and Saintes.
Don't hesitate to use the Modalis regional journey planner. This tool offers itineraries integrating most of the region's public transport modes to help you organise your travel.
La Rochelle - Ile d'Oléron link from April to the end of September and during the All Saints' holiday.
Inter-island cruises La Rochelle/Saint-Denis d'Oléron connections, from July to August.
Saint Denis Cruises : La Rochelle/Saint-Denis d'Oléron connections.
Passenger boat + bikes to reach the island of Oleron and the mainland - In service from July to August.