Travelling by Car:
GPS Coordinates 45°49’12.78 N; 0°42’40.65 E
Directions from CAEN. Take the N158 then N138 to Alencon, Le Mans and Tours. Take N10 to Poitiers and follow directions from Poitiers below.
Directions from St. Malo. Take the N137 through Rennes towards Nantes. From Nantes, take N149 to Poitiers and follow directions from Poitiers below.
From Poitiers. Follow signs for “Poitiers Sud” and “Angouleme” which takes you on the ring-road around the West of Poitiers. Follow signs for “St. Benoit” and then “St. Benoit bourg”. The road will take you through a tunnel under the hills around Poitiers. Keep your eyes peeled after the tunnel for signs for “Confolens” and “Gencay”. Turn right onto the D741 to Gencay and Confolens. From CONFOLENS take the D948 following signs for LACS DE HAUTE CHARENTE and Chabanais. At Chabanais, follow directions below.
From Chabanais go around the square and take a left in the direction of ROCHECHOUART D29. Continue over railway and up hill. Take the second turning on right to PRESSIGNAC D170/160. At PRESSIGNAC you will be facing the village square with the church and a phone box in front of you, the road veers round to the right. Keep on that road and go round a corner and past a water tower. Look for a signpost marked LA CROIX on the right hand side. Take that road and continue until you see a red fire hydrant (the second one on this road – if you’re counting!) on the right hand side of the road outside a farmhouse. Turn right at the farmhouse and continue between two lakes, follow the tarmac road round to the left.
We are the last house and there is a private car park with ample space just past the house.
Have a safe journey!
Travelling by air:
Limoges Airport: Ryanair flies from London Stanstead, Leeds-Bradford, Bristol, Bournemouth, Nottingham, Manchester. British Airways flies from London Gatwick and Flybe flies from Southampton and Birmingham. Outside the airport turn onto the N141 west towards Angouleme and exit at junction 69 (signposted ‘Chabanais’ and ‘Lacs de Haute Charente’). At Chabanais, follow directions above. Journey time 35 minutes.
Bordeaux Airport: (many carriers fly from the UK including Ryanair and Easyjet). Then drive on N10 to Angouleme.
Follow outer ring road (E606) until the turning for N141 East (beware, don’t take N141 West). Take this through La Rochefoucauld to Chabanais.
At Chabanais, follow directions above. Journey time 2 hrs.
See also our hints & tips on Travelling down to La Croix Spa.