How to get there

The nearest international airports are in Paris, Charles De Gaulle airport and Orly airport. From these airports, you will need to go to city center, either to Montparnasse Station or Gare d’Austerlitz station. Please read the details below to decide your travel plan.

Here are some travel suggestions for Arriving to Paillard on July 16th or 17th.

ARRIVAL:

16th:

Paris – Le Mans – La Chartre sur le Loir (train + bus)
16:50 PARIS MONTPARNASSE 1 ET 2 — 17:48 LE MANS STATION (http://www.voyages-sncf.com/)
18:15 Le Mans ((number 16 bus) — 19:30 La Chartre sur le Loir
PICKUP at 19:30 La Chartre sur le Loir bus stop

Paris – Château du Loir (train)
19:05 PARIS MONTPARNASSE — 20:03 LE MANS STATION, 20:17LE MANS STATION — 21:04 CHATEAU DU LOIR
there are many options for this route, but if you can come earlier than this time, please take the first option.

http://www.voyages-sncf.com/

PICKUP at 21:04 CHATEAU DU LOIR train station

17th:

Paris – Vêndome (train)
07:13 PARIS MONTPARNASSE — 07:59 VENDOME TGV (http://www.voyages-sncf.com/)
One person already has this ticket, so this pick up is happening for sure.
If you want to come to Paillard in time on 17th, this option is recommended.
PICKUP at 8:00 VENDOME train station

Paris – Le Mans – La Chartre sur le Loir (train + bus)
11:05 PARIS MONTPARNASSE — 12:03 LE MANS STATION (http://www.voyages-sncf.com/)
12:30 Le Mans ((number 16 bus) — 13:45 La Chartre sur le Loir
PICKUP at 13:45 La Chartre sur le Loir bus stop
(we will start the workshop from 14:00, so you will not miss if you take this option, perhaps you should eat lunch on the bus)

12:13 PARIS MONTPARNASSE — 12:59 VENDOME TGV
If you can catch the 11:05 train and take a bus, or take the 7:13 train, please take these option.
If possible, we do not want to avoid this pick up.

http://www.voyages-sncf.com/

PICKUP at 13:00 VENDOME train station

DEPARTURE:

There are very little option on the 21st. The earliest you can get to Paris is at 17:45.
If you need to be there earlier, please let us know before you buy the ticket for the second option.

Vendôme — Paris
17:02 VENDOME TGV — 17:45 PARIS MONTPARNASSE

http://www.voyages-sncf.com/

DROP OFF at 16:45 VENDOME train station

Château du Loir – Paris (train)
19:01 CHATEAU DU LOIR — 19:46 LE MANS STATION
19:57 LE MANS STATION — 20:54 PARIS MONTPARNASSE

http://www.voyages-sncf.com/

DROP OFF at 18:45 CHATEAU DU LOIR train station

If you are not in hurry to go back to Pairs, please take this option. This is due to the drop off car capacity. Perhaps you want to wait to buy the ticket until we know how many people take the first option.

We will look into possibilities of hiring large size taxi to Paris Orly airport and share the cost among the people who rides it.
This may take you back to Paris earlier than 17:45. (it takes 2.5h to Orly airport from Paillard by car)
Please note that this option may cost very much.

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Travel from Paris to Poncé sur le Loir :

1) Train to Le Mans, from Gare de Montparnasse
There are two types of train, a TGV (about 1 hour and various prices depending on the hour) or a TER (2 3/4 hours)

Then from Le Mans, you have two choices :
Take a TER to Château du Loir (30-45 minutes)
Take a TIS bus (usually 12h30, 17h30 & 18h15, but the summer hours are not posted yet), arriving at the final stop of Le Chartre sur le Loir. (2€ for the bus, with luggage, too)

The bus terminal is right outside the train station at Le Mans.

Château du Loir is 25 minutes away from Paillard by car. We will arrange a pick up for you. Please let us know your arrival time.

For those who take the bus to Le Chartre sur le Loir, the bus stop is 7 minutes away by car. We will arrange a pick up for you to get to Paillard.

Please note that we do not have many cars and drivers to arrange a pick up frequently. You may have to wait at the train station a bit for the pick up.

2) Train to Vendôme, from Gare de Montparnasse OR Gare d’Austerlitz
There are two types of train, a TGV (about 45 minutes) or a TER (almost 3 hours). Each type goes to a different station, but both are in the same city. http://www.voyages-sncf.com/

Vendôme is 40 minutes away by car from Paillard. We will arrange a pick up at both stations. Please let us know your travel plan.
Please note that we do not have many cars and drivers to arrange a pick up frequently. You may have to wait at the train station a bit for the pick up.

3) Car (about 2 1/2 hours), via Saint Calais
The A11 is a toll road. It costs 13.60 Euro each way.
Get off from A11 at the exit number 5, La Ferté-Bernard, and take the local road D1 toward Saint Calais, pass Saint Calais and take D13,D303 and D305 to Poncé sur le Loir.


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