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Getting Here

Location details

Local Directions

Moulin de la Placette is 20kms south of Angers, take the A87(motorway) south direction of Cholet, leave motorway at junction 23 and take the D160 direction Cholet, follow this road for about 10kms, just after passing a large motor home sales site on the right you will reach a roundabout, take the left onto the D54 into Beaulieu-sur-layon, at the church go down the left side onto the D55 to Faye D’Anjou.

In Faye D’Anjou pass the church on your left, after 150m at the crossroads turn right onto the D120 signed for Thouarcé. Take the next right after about 150m signposted for Moulin de la Pinsonnerie, stay straight on until you reach a T- junction with the windmill to your right, turn left and after 100m on the left is Moulin de la Placette.

Go in the first entrance and park, if there is no-one around go back to the road and walk a further 20m and there is a bell on the left hand gate post.

By Boat approximate distances and times

  • From Calais* 350 miles aprox. 6.0 Hours.
  • From Boulogne 320 miles aprox. 5.5 Hours.
  • From Dieppe 250 miles aprox. 4.5 Hours.
  • From Le Havre 200 miles aprox. 4.0 Hours.
  • From Caen 175 miles aprox. 3.5 Hours.
  • From St Malo 150 miles aprox. 3.5 Hours.
*Eurotunnel – about 15 mins less.

By Air

  • Ryan Air, to Nantes, Poitiers or Tours (Drive to Moulin de la placette approx 1.5 hours)
  • Easyjet, Gatwick to Nantes.
  • Flybe, Southampton to Rennes (Drive to Moulin de la Placette approx 2 hours)

By Train

Eurostar from London to Paris or Lille, then TGV to Angers, about 5-6 hours

Sat Nav co-ordinates

47.285440 (47° 17” 7.58’), -0.526350(-0° 31” 34.86’)