Depending on how quickly you wish to travel.
From the tunnel to La Chabroulie can be driven in 7 hours, but 8 or 9 hours is less stressful...! (464 miles)
The Eurotunnel saves an hour or two by comparison to the Ferry.
We have tried several routes.. ie. via Poitiers and Angouleme, and via Paris.
A recent update July, 2012...
We have found that as long as you do not get caught up in the rush hour, or road works... the SatNav took us through Paris, and we saved an hour
However, a good route is...
A16 Boulogne to Abbeville
A28 to Rouen
Through Rouen (direction Paris A13 then Evreux N154 at first opportunity)
N154 to Evreux
N154 to Dreux
N154 to Chartres
N154 to A10 Orleans
We found that a stopover made the journey more pleasant
just off the A10 onto the A71
and coming off at junct.1 La Chapelle St Mesmin... along the road is Hotel Ageris which was clean, polite, cheap and cheerful,
and a nice Italian style restaurant and a bar/cafe within 20 yards.
Straight back onto the motorway A71 south towards Vierzon and Limoges in the morning, with just a few hours drive By comparison, we stopped recently at 'Mr Bed' just a few junctions before Algeris north of Orleans... and it was awful... toilet and showers shared in the corridor....
Orleans is a very beautiful city, (casual and relaxed) and well worth a visit... there are many restaurants and hotels.
A10 to Orleans
A71 to Vierzon
A20 to Limoges
Exit at junction 28 before Limoges
N520 and N141 then D32 to St. Junien
D675 to Rochechouart then St. Mathieu
From St. Matieu, direction South.. Nontron
After approx. 1 to 2 miles, Turn right here:-
and a few hunderd yards later turn right here...
La Chabroulie is on the right approx. 1 mile along the road...
After approx. 1 to 2 miles signpost La Chabroulie turn right.. (and then left where the road forks)
Upto small crossroads turn left (Madame Blanchon's house is on the corner with a well in the garden) and the house is a few hundred yards on the left.
A holiday house to let in Dordogne, south west France with a lake, pool, large garden,and all beautifully maintained, for a holiday that will aways be treasured.
These are our sites that may be of interest from an artistic point of view Cornwater fine art view.
The world renowned wildlife artist David Shepherd view
and of particular interest to those travelling in France, Russell Flint view.
This site shows work by the northern British artist L.S. Lowry view and to return to the home page, click