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:
The nearest train stations are Vendôme-Villiers sur Loir TGV station and Château du Loir station.
You can check the train schedule here >> http://en.voyages-sncf.com/en/
You will need to arrange the ways to get to Paillard from these stations. Please see the Shuttle Information page if you like to take the shuttle. >> http://etextile-summercamp.org/2017/summerof/summerfest/shuttle-info/
Alternatively you can take taxi. It will not be very cheap (about 60-70Euro from Vendom TGV). But if you are group of 4, this may be an option.
By Air plain
The nearest international airports are in Paris: Roissy-Charles De Gaulle airport and Orly airport. From these airports, you can get into a direct train to Le Mans without having to go through Paris city center.
- From Airport Roissy-Charles de Gaulle there is a TGV station in Terminal 2.
The TGV connects directly CDG to Le Mans in less than 2 hours.
- From Orly airport, you can reach the same TGV line at Massy TGV station.
From there, the ride to Le Mans lasts less than an hour.
Massy TGV is reachable from Orly Airport via taxi. A ride takes 15 minutes and costs estimations varies from 22 to 32 euros.
Alternatively you can go to Paris Montparnasse station from both the airport and take TGV train to Vendome TGV station. You will need to take the shuttle or taxi from the station to Paillard. See the train section for details.
From Paris to Paillard (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.