Abbey Location

Abbey Blanchelande is located on the Cotentin Peninsula in the department of La Manche, Normandy, France in a small scenic farming community on 25 hectares. The Abbey is approximately 333 klms from Paris. The TGV (fast train) to Bayeux takes 2hrs15mins and costs $15. The abbey is 70 klms from Bayeux. The English islands of Guernsey and Jersey are located just off the west coast and have ferry access to Normandy as well as the northern Normandy coast having direct ferry access to Portsmouth in England. Calaise, the chunnel and northern ferry port is 375 klms away to the north.

Transport throughout France via the TGV is fast and economical with nationwide access transiting thru Paris. The famous wine regions of Loire Valley are 1hr 49mins away from Paris costing $15 and the Bordeaux wine region is 2hrs 23mins away and costs $25.

TGV from Paris to Brussels, Belgium costs $55AUS and Paris to Amsterdam costs $60AUS.

 

Arial View - Abbey Blanchelande

Abbey Blanchelande in Normandy

 

The English Islands of Jersey and Guernsey

 

 

The Abbey to St Germain sur Ay on the coast, 9 klms.

...................- La Haye du Puits, 5 ks. (closest town)

...................- St Lo, 50 ks.

...................- Bayeux, 70 ks.

...................- Cherbough, 46 ks.

...................- Caen, 100 ks.

...................- Mont St Michel, 110 ks. (the world famous citadel)

...................- Rouen, 226 ks (Viking city and the tomb of Rollo the Viking the founder of Normandy)

...................- Le Havre, 194 ks.

..................- Jersey Island, 32 ks.

..................- Paris, 333 ks.

..................- Calais, 445 ks.

..................- Bordeaux, 625 ks. (wine district)

 

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