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The French Blatting Company

The Blat to French Blatting

We are situated in the Loire Valley. The farm is between the villages of Noellet and Armaille, which are between the towns of Pouance and Segre. Angers is the nearest city.

The full address is

La Foie, 49520, Noellet, France

The telephone number from the UK is    0033 (0)2 41 92 73 44    (use this number from a UK mobile even if in France). On the French telephone system the number is  02 41 92 73 44   In the event of an emergency dial    0033 (0)7 70 70 23 79 which is a mobile carried by Lynne or I at all times. 

If requested we will send you a route map, laminated on A4, from your chosen ferry port to La Foie when you confirm your booking. Or, of course, you can cut and paste the route you need and print it out at home.

The SatNav co-ordinates are:

Lat: 47.70401        Long: 1.11135 (best check this is correct, it seems to move on it's own!)

Please Note: French road numbers are frequently changed. So where we refer to, say, the N171, you may now find it's marked as the D971, or indeed, some other number. It's best to follow the town directions than road numbers.

 

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Blatting on French roads

 

From Calais, Boulogne or Tunnel:

From the ferry port take the A16 towards Abbeville.

When you reach Abbeville turn right onto the A28 towards Rouen.

At Rouen carry on at the end of the motorway, through the tunnel, and keep on the dual carriageway and join the A13 towards Pont-l'Eveque and Caen.

After about 5 miles take the A28 towards Alencon.

Continue on the A28, past Alencon to Le Mans.

At the end of the A28 you will come to a very large junction with the A11 and the N138. Turn right onto the A11 towards Angers.

There are 2 ways from here. The first is probably the quickest, the second a better blat.

 

1)

At the next junction take the A81 towards Laval.

At junction 3, take the N162 towards Laval and go anti-clockwise around the ring road.

Turn off the ring road at the N171 towards Craon and Pouance.

At Pouance drive into the town centre (centre de ville) and when you reach a tee junction, (the road markings at this junction take you to the right) turn left towards Segre.

Take the first right towards Armaille (D182) and follow the road into Armaille, over the river towards Noellet keep going for about a kilometer (.6 mile).  La Foie is on the right just past where the hedge starts and a row of Christmas trees run at right angles to the road.

2)

Continue on the A11 towards Angers.

At the junction marked Durtal leave the motorway.

At the roundabout after the peage take the 3rd exit toward Lion D'Angers. Follow this road through Chateauneuf-sur-Sarthe to Lion D'Anger. At the end of the road, turn right, following the sign "Autre Directions". Turn left at the first roundabout and then the first exit at the second roundabout towards Rennes. You will be on a dual carriageway and the next town is Segre. At the end of the dual carriageway keep straight on, over the bridge to the next roundabout. Rejoin the dual carriageway following the sign to Rennes. Keep on the dual carriageway, past the small roundabout and keep going until you reach the turnoff for Armialle/Chaze Henry. Go 3/4 round the roundabout at the bottom of the slip road and under the dual carriageway. Then go straight over the next roundabout to Armialle. At the bottom of the hill you will follow the road to the right and arrive at the Bridge in Armialle. Turn left over the bridge and follow the road around the front of the church and leave Armialle towards Noellet. About a mile on from the edge of Armialle there are a row of Fir trees at right angles to the road on the right. The entrance to La Foie is just past this on the apex of the bend. Go slowly as it's easy to miss.

The journey should take between 4 & 5 hours with stops for fuel and a sandwich.

 

From Le Havre:

Leaving the ferry port turn right onto the dual carriageway. Watch out for the signs to cross the Pont de Normandie to Honfleur. At the other side of the bridge you have the choice of the motorway or the N roads.

MOTORWAY:

Take the A29 to the A13. Turn right on the A13 towards Caen. At Caen follow the signs "Periphique Sud" and exit the ring road at junction 9, the A84 towards Avranches and Rennes. Exit the A84 at junction 30 to Fougeres. Follow the ring road to the N12 towards Ernee. At Ernee turn right at the D31 towards Laval. At Laval follow the ring road anti-clockwise to the N171 (2nd major junction) towards Craon. This road will take you to Pouance.

At Pouance drive into the town centre (centre de ville) and when you reach a tee junction, (the road markings at this junction take you to the right) turn left towards Segre.

Take the first right towards Armaille (D182) and follow the road into Armaille, over the river towards Noellet. Keep going for about a kilometer (.6 mile).  La Foie is on the right just past where the hedge starts and a row of Christmas trees run at right angles to the road.

 "N" ROADS:

At the bottom of the Pont De Normandie take the D144 to Honfleur. (if time permits we recommend a meal at one of the restaurants by the harbour). Follow the D144 over the harbour bridge and turn left towards Pont l'Eveque and Lisieux. At Lisieux go through the town heading for Vimoutiers, then straight on to Gace. At Gace (a well known watering hole for Le Mans trippers) turn right onto the N138 towards Sees and Alencon. Follow the N138 through Alencon straight on to Le Mans.

From Le Mans you can take the A11 or the N157 to Laval.

For the A11 turn on to it from the N138, For the N157 and avoiding the motorway follow the N138 to it's end and turn right (anti-clockwise) on the ring road. for 1 junction (from 6 to 5) then turn right onto the N157.

At Laval (leave motorway at junction 3) follow the ring road to the N171 (suggest anti-clockwise from motorway, clockwise from N156). Turn onto the N171towards Craon and Pounace.

 

 

At Pouance drive into the town centre (centre de ville) and when you reach a tee junction, (the road markings at this junction take you to the right) turn left towards Segre.

Take the first right towards Armaille (D182) and follow the road into Armaille, over the river towards Noellet. Keep going for about a kilometer (.6 mile).  La Foie is on the right just past where the hedge starts and a row of Christmas trees run at right angles to the road.

 

FROM CHERBOURG:

From the ferry port take the N13 towards Bayeux. Just past the junction to Carentan take the N174 towards St Lo. Keep on the N174 (dual carriagway around St Lo) until you reach the A84. (there is an extension proposed from just before Torigni-s-Vire. If this is open you should take it and join the A84 at the end). Turn onto the A84 towards Averanches. Exit the A84 at junction 30 to Fougeres. Follow the ring road to the N12 towards Ernee. At Ernee turn right at the D31 towards Laval. At Laval follow the ring road anti-clockwise to the N171 (2nd major junction) towards Craon. This road will take you to Pouance.

At Pouance drive into the town centre (centre de ville) and when you reach a tee junction, (the road markings at this junction take you to the right) turn left towards Segre.

Take the first right towards Armaille (D182) and follow the road into Armaille, over the river towards Noellet. Keep going for about a kilometer (.6 mile).  La Foie is on the right just past where the hedge starts and a row of Christmas trees run at right angles to the road.

 

FROM St MALO:

From the ferry port take the dual carriagway out of town to the N137 towards Dinan and Rennes. Keep travelling south on this road to Rennes. You will join the Rennes ring road at 11 o'clock. Turn right on the ring road following the signs to Laval & Le Mans. Keep on the Rocade (Ring road) to junction 5 - Porte d'Angers. Follow the road to Angers. Keep going and when you have passed the bypass for Martigne-Ferchaud keep going and the next next roundabout will bring you onto a dual carriagway. Keep going and the next roundabout is marked Pouance to the right. Turn Right into Pounce, going straight over the next roundabout.

At Pouance drive into the town centre (centre de ville) and when you reach a tee junction, (the road markings at this junction take you to the right) turn left towards Segre.

Take the first right towards Armaille (D182) and follow the road into Armaille, over the river towards Noellet. Keep going for about a kilometer (.6 mile).  La Foie is on the right just past where the hedge starts and a row of Christmas trees run at right angles to the road.

 

FROM OUISTREHAM (CAEN) 

Leave the ferry port and drive towards Caen.

At Caen you'll come to the ring road at J3. Turn right following signs to Avranches & Rennes. At J6 do not carry on the dual carrigeway to Bayeaux but turn off to keep on the dual carrigway. Take J9 onto the A84 to Rennes.

Keep on the A84 through Avranches onto Rennes. At Rennes turn onto the Rocard (ring road) towards Le Mans. However donít carry on to Le Mans but follow the signs for Angers and Nantes. On this road (it all looks the same!) turn off at junction 5, Porte díAngers. Follow this road past Janze and Martigne Ferchaud on to POUANCE. At the Pouance roundabout carry straight on* and leave at the next junction to Armaille. You go down the hill and turn right at the bottom into Armaille. Turn left over the bridge and follow the road around the church and out of the village. After the big "S" bend by the farm with the huge barns keep straight on until you come to the row of fir trees at right angles to the right. This is the edge of our place so slow down and, just a little way on youíll see the entrance. Go down the lane and hoot.

 

*at this roundabout, if you take the the first exit then, at the next roundabout turn left and then right to Super U our local supermarket. back track to get here.

 

 

 

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