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LA CHARTREUSE, DOMAINE DE JOVELLE, 24340 LEGUILLAC DE CERCLES (France)
Directions by road from Calais
Estimated distance: 780 km (490 miles)
Estimated driving time in good conditions: 7½ hours
CALAIS to PARIS via A26, and A1 : 290km
After passing Charles de Gaulle Airport, take A3, A86 to A10.
Follow BLUE SIGNS to BORDEAUX all round Paris.
PARIS to TOURS to POITIERS on A10 : 335 km
POITERS (Exit 30) to ANGOULEME on N10 : 104 km
Stay on N10 at ANGOULEME. Exit at slip road for LIBOURNE (& Saint Michel). D699. At the traffic lights turn LEFT over the bridge to the roundabout. Follow the signs to PERIGUEUX on the ring road D104
which becomes the D1000. At Macdonalds turn RIGHT onto A939.
ANGOULEME to VIEUX MAREUIL on A939 : 43 km
4 km after VIEUX MAREUIL turn right for LA TOUR BLANCHE on D84 immediately after passing under a road bridge.
JOVELLE will appear on your right after 4.8 km (3 miles) at the junction with the D100, signed ROSSIGNOL. Do not go into the village of Leguillac de Cercles.
Three motorway tolls will cost approx. €48. Calais - Paris, Paris – Tours, Tours – Poitiers.
RETURN JOURNEY via PARIS. Leave A10 for PALAISEAU, PARIS and from then on around Paris, stick to the BLUE and GREEN signs for LILLE.
If you do not need or wish to drive via Paris, we recommend the alternative route below:
TO TOURS FROM CALAIS OR LE HAVRE via ROUEN:
Approximate Distance to JOVELLE: 500 miles. Estimated Time: 81/2 Hours approx including stops.
CALAIS TO ABBEVILLE via A16.
ABBEVILLE to ROUEN via A28. Go through ROUEN. Always follow the signs for LE MANS. You join the A13 (direction Caen) before turning back on to the A28 for LE MANS.
(From LE HAVRE, via A131 onto A13 for PARIS. Turn off A13 before ROUEN onto A28 for LE MANS)
ROUEN to LE MANS via A28. 138 km.
LE MANS to TOURS via A28, A11, A28, A10: 125 km.
TOURS to POITIERS on A10.
POITIERS (Exit 30) to ANGOLEME on N10: 104 km. Stay on N10 at ANGOLEME. Exit at slip road signed LIBOURNE, PERIGUEUX on Ringroad. At roundabout turn LEFT over road bridge and follow signs to PERIGUEUX on ring road "Rocade" D1000. At MacDonalds roundabout, turn RIGHT onto D939.
ANGOULEME to VIEUX MAREUIL on D939: 43 km.
4 km after VIEUX MAREUIL, turn RIGHT for LA TOUR BLANCHE on D84 IMMEDIATELY after passing under a road bridge. Do NOT go into the village of LEGUILLAC DE CERCLES.
Stay on the D84 and JOVELLE will appear on your right after 4.8 km (3 miles) at junction with the D100 signed to ROSSIGNOL. Turn right. After 50 metres turn right on the grass driveway/avenue signed DOMAINE DE JOVELLE
Leading down to LA CHARTREUSE.
Co-ordinates: N 45 23' 36" E 0 29' 58"
(Please watch your speed especially between POITIERS and ANGOLEME where the limit varies considerably)
ARRIVING FROM THE SOUTH or SOUTH EAST:
Make for PERIGUEUX and follow signs to Angouleme on A939.
Stay on A939 by-passing BRANTOME. At the end of the by-pass go round the roundabout continuing direction ANGOULEME A939.
From here it is approximately 5 miles to the turning off the A939 signposted VERTEILLAC, NONTRON & LEGUILLAC DE CERCLES. At the top of the slip road there is a T-Junction. Turn Left over bridge. You are now on the D84 signposted LA TOUR BLANCHE AND VERTEILLAC.
This road winds and the French tend to drive round corners in the middle of the road. JOVELLE will appear on your RIGHT after 4.8 km (3 miles), on the corner with the D100.
The house has 2 towers and green railings. The entrance is on the D100.
Stay on the D84. Do NOT go into the village of Leguillac.