Location Manoir de Gourin Directions to St Macaire du Bois Saumur Loire Valley

Wine tours of the loire valley France

Manoir de Gourin is close to Saumur and the historical sights and Chateaux of the Loire Valley.

Location Manoir de Gourin nestles in a quiet hamlet just 15 miles south of the beautiful town of Saumur.

Manoir de Gourin is located in the Maine et Loire department of France. It is in the hamlet of L'Humeau de Bray in the commune of St. Macaire du Bois just 15 miles south west of Saumur, on the D77 between the villages of Le Puy Notre-Dame and Nueil sur Layon.

The charming medieval town of Montreuil Bellay and the market town of Doue la Fontaine are both approx 5 miles away.

Location Manoir de Gourin: GPS coordinates;  Lat N 47. 07.03  Lon W 00.17.14

By Car and Ferry
Travel with
P&O Ferries from: Dover to Calais

Travel with Britanny Ferries from: Portsmouth to Caen (high speed or cruise service) / Portsmouth to St Malo or Cherbourg / Plymouth to Roscoff or St Malo

Travel with LD Lines / DFDS seaways from: Portsmouth to Le Havre / Newhaven to Dieppe / Dover to Calais / Dover to Dunkirk


By Car through the Channel Tunnel

Quick, half hourly crossings through the channel tunnel with Eurotunnel between Folkestone and Calais.


Generally the motorways are less congested than in the UK and are generously served by services and rest areas for refreshments and fuel.

The route from Calais – 340 miles

From Calais by autoroute to Rouen and from Rouen by autoroute to Saumur. This includes two sections of toll roads.

From Caen – 180 miles and Le Havre 215 miles  join the motorway system between Rouen and Allencon.


Full details of the route can be supplied with confirmation of your booking. From Calais details of tolls, rest areas, fuelling and mileages will be supplied.

By Air

BA flights from London City to Angers (Summer season only)
Ryanair flights from London (Stanstead), Dublin and Manchester Airports to Tours.
Ryanair flights from Stanstead and Edinburgh to Poitiers.
Ryanair flights from Dublin and Shannon to Nantes.

If you are flying into Paris, then take TGV to Angers St Laud station and hire car from there.
Current flight information will be updated on enquiry as it is subject to change. From Nantes and Tours airports you can travel by train to Angers and hire car from there.

By Train
Eurostar from St Pancras London to Lille and Lille to Angers St Laud station and hire a car from there. Or alternatively via Paris.

Car Hire
Cars may be hired from the airports and stations:
Europcar, Avis, Hertz.

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