There are a number of different options depending on how you choose to get across the Channel, it is worth remembering that what you save on shorter ferry crossings mean longer a longer drive. France is a huge country and the roads are excellent but Péage (tolls) for motorways can add to costs as well as needing more fuel.
Whether traveling via Ferry or Euro-Tunnel, once you arrive in France here are some basic details and approximate costs from the most popular crossing routes. (According to Google Maps 2019)
Gîte rental prices DO NOT include travel costs.
All journeys are based on non stop driving times and motorway (Péage) tolls are approximate.
5 Hrs 38 mins 592Km/368 miles). Tolls approx. €55 each way (A16, A28 & A11)
4 Hrs 21 minutes (420Km / 261 miles) No tolls A84.
3 Hrs 25 minutes (342Km / 212) €28 on A28 Péage
2 Hrs 56 minutes (286Km / 178 miles)
No tolls via N249 and N137.
4 Hrs 10 minutes (447Km / 278 miles) No tolls via A84.
Poitiers - 75Km/50 Minutes drive.
Nantes - 105Km/1Hr 20 Minute drive
La Rochelle - 120Km/1 Hr 45 Minute drive
Routes served by Low Cost Airlines such as Ryanair, FlyBe, EasyJet and Jet 2.
4 Chemin Des Fosses, 79350 Faye-l'Abbesse, France