All of the event will take place at Paillard Centre d’Art Contemporain & Résidence d’Artistes, Poncé sur le Loir, a small village at the entrance of the Loire Valley, 214 km from Paris. The historic site of the Moulins de Paillard, an 18th century paper mill, returns to the creativity and the innovation of the industrial revolution thanks to a contemporary arts centre and its program of expositions and performances. www.moulinspaillard.com
Les Moulins de Paillard,
72340 Poncé sur le Loir,
How to Get there:
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) Château du Loir is 25 minutes away from Paillard by car. You will need to hire a car from there.
Or, Take a TIS bus arriving at the final stop of Le Chartre sur le Loir. Le Chartre sur le Loir is 10 minutes away from Paillard by car.The bus terminal is right outside the train station at Le Mans. The bus service is not very frequent. Please check the timetable if you plan to take this route.
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.
Vendôme is 40 minutes away by car from Paillard. You will need to hire a car from there.
3) Car (about 2 1/2 hours), via Saint Calais
The A11 is a toll road. It costs 13.60 Euro each way from Paris.
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.