By train, car, – ordinary rental car or classic sports car – or private chauffeur transfer, Château de la Barre is less than 2 hours South West of Paris, between Chartres, Le Mans and Tours.
We will be pleased to answer you by phone ( 02 43 35 00 17 ) or email and assist you in planning your arrival and stay,with precise directions and sightseeing suggestions. Below, you will also find some initial information.
The TGV, fast speed direct train service, departs many times a day from the Paris Montparnasse train station to Vendôme (43 minutes) or to Le Mans (55 minutes), and from Charles de Gaulle Roissy airport directly to Le Mans (1hour 30 minutes). There are various rental car agencies at these train stations. Avis and Europcar
Between Dover/Folkestone and Calais put the car on the train (30 min) with Eurotunnel
Château de la Barre is a 4 hours drive from Calais and a 3 hours drive from Caen, Le Havre and Dinan/St Malo.
From Paris, take the A11 in direction of Bordeaux/Nantes, (ideally stopping mid way to visit the magnificent stain glass windows of Chartres cathedral) exiting at La Ferté Bernard. Follow the D1 in direction of St. Calais. Go through the villages of Lamnay, Vibraye and Berfay. 5,5 km from Berfay, before you reach St. Calais, turn right directly off the D1 into our chateau property entrance. Do NOT turn down towards Conflans.
From Normandy and Rouen, take the A28 to Le Mans, exiting at Le Mans East, just after the fork towards the Tours/Blois motorway. Take the St Calais exit sign; drive about 30km to St Calais. In St Calais, bear left at the first and second red light, then go straight at the third red light, onto the D1 in direction of Vibraye. After 2,5km, turn left directly into our chateau property drive. Do not turn down towards Conflans.
Take the A6 in direction of Paris, exit 17 at Courtenay onto the A19 then A10 towards Orléans. Take exit 14 onto the N157 in direction of St Calais. At the red light at the bottom of the hill, turn right onto the D1 for 2,8km, then turn directly into our château property entrance. Do NOT turn down towards Conflans.
Take the A10 from Bordeaux exiting at Tours,airport, exit 20, Take the circular boulevard and turn right onto the D29 to La Chartre sur Loir, driving through Beaumont la Ronce and Chemillé. At La Chartre sur Loir, take the D305 to St Calais. Cross St Calais onto the D1. After the red light, upon exiting St Calais, drive 2,8 km before turning left directly into our property drive.
Enjoy a relaxed self-drive tour with a Jaguar Type E, an Austin Healey, a Lotus Elise S1, an MG B, an Alfa Romeo Spider or a Mazda MX5 through the backroads of France behind the wheel of a Classic Sports Car. Your chosen sports car will be delivered to you at the airport or even at the château directly. Advance booking highly recommended.