By car, ferry or plane it is easy to reach us



Near idyllic Mortagne sur Gironde

We are situated less than a mile inland from the harbour town of Mortagne sur Gironde which is on the Gironde estuary about 18 miles south of Royan (at the mouth of the estuary).  Use the interactive Google Map to the left to see exactly where we are located and help to plan your route.

The information below describe the closest airports to La Flotte and ports of St Malo and Calais.  The information includes budget airline information and local travel directions on how to reach us.

Our GPS coordinates are: Latitude: 45.493828 Longitude: -0.772162.  Download our local map to help you find us.

 


By Plane

La Rochelle airport:

The best deals recently for car hire have been from Europcar but there is also Avis and Hertz available.

Take the dual carriageway/motorway from La Rochelle south past Rochefort and past Saintes. Leave the motorway at Junction 36 (Pons) and turn right towards Gemozac. In Gemozac town centre turn left at the traffic lights down the D6 towards Mortagne, then see Local Directions map. About one hour’s drive from La Rochelle airport to the Gites at La Flotte.

Poitiers Airport:

Cheap flights available to Poitiers airport with Ryanair (from Edinburgh, Stansted). Car hire available at the airport. About 90 minutes drive from the airport to the French haven of La Flotte.

Bordeaux Airport:

BA and Air France also fly regular services to Bordeaux from Gatwick at varying prices.  Car hire available at the airport.

Take the dual carriageway/motorway north towards Paris. Leave the motorway at Junction 37 (Mirambeau) and turn left towards Royan on the D730. After about 12 miles, at the 2nd roundabout, you are at Boutenac-Touvent, then see Local Directions map. About one hour’s drive from airport to the La Flotte gites.

By Ferry and Car

St Malo:

By road from St Malo is almost all motorway and is a drive of 4 hours or so in one hop. On a big map of France the route is pretty clear - St Malo/Rennes/Nantes/Niort then past Saintes towards Bordeaux. Leave the motorway at Junction 36 (Pons) and turn right towards Gemozac. In Gemozac town centre turn left at the traffic lights down the D6 towards Mortagne, then see Local Directions map.

Calais:

La Flotte is easily driveable in a day including a brief lunch stop on the way.   We travel via Abbeville then on to Rouen, Le Mans and Tours following signs for Bordeaux staying on the A10 autoroute past Saintes.  Leave the motorway at Junction 36 (Pons) and turn right towards Gemozac. In Gemozac town centre turn left at the traffic lights down the D6 towards Mortagne, then see Local Directions map.  A great way to see the scenery of France too.