Travelling to La Croix

La Croix Spa is really well situated for easy travel by car. We’re 8 hours from the Channel Tunnel, 5 hours from Caen and 6 hours from St Malo: all on really good roads with plenty of fuel stations and places to stop.

Where are we?

Here are our GPS Coordinates: longitude 45.820072  latitude 0.711421

You will also find us on Google Maps if you search for “La Croix Spa”. (There’s a Google map in the sidebar on this page too).

Get your ferry discount code!

All La Croix guests qualify for a 20% discount on their ferry crossing if they use Brittany Ferries.  Please ask us at the time of your booking for your discount code. (Only applies to Brittany Ferries and not to other ferry operators).

You can also get a 5% discount off P&O ferry crossings by booking through the Chez Nous Travel Service.

Directions

Directions from Channel Tunnel. Here is a quicker way (8 hours), with fewer tolls, avoiding Paris. Take the A16 out of Calais towards Abbeville. From Abbeville, take the A28 towards Rouen. From Rouen, head towards Evreux on the A13 and A154. And from Evreux to Dreux on the A154. Continue on the A154 to Chartres. D927 to Allaines and at Allaines, join the A10 to Orléans. A71 from Orléans to Vierzon. A20 Vierzon to Limoges. Leave the A20 Junction 28 to join the D2000 ring road (50 mph limit with speed traps) past Limoges Airport (Bellegarde) to the N141 direction “Angouleme”. Follow the N141 to the Chabanais exit. Follow the road into Chabanais. Cross over the river and follow the directions from Chabanais below.

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, East Midlands and Manchester airports. 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.

Hire Car Companies

http://www.avis.fr Limoges Airport
+33 (0) 555 43 30 41

http://www.europcar.fr
Limoges Airport +33 (0) 555 43 30 44

http://www.hertz.fr
Limoges Airport +33 (0) 555 43 30 45

http://www.buggscarhire.com
Limoges or Bergerac airports  +33(0)5 53 74 05 86

See also our Hints & tips on Travelling down to La Croix Spa.