WELCOME

DEAR ALL,

First of all, we would like to tell you how happy we are to be sharing this very special day with you.
On this website, we will share everything you might need to know in order to attend our wedding and enjoy it to the fullest.
We recommend booking your accommodation and – if needed – your transport as soon as you can.
See you soon!

 

 

LE PROGRAMME

SATURDAY, 25th May 2019

RELIGIOUS CEREMONY

at 2 PM

Église Saint-Martin d’Argentan - 61200 Argentan

COCKTAIL, DINER & PARTY

From 5 PM
L’Orangerie du Bois – 61470 Avernes-Saint-Gourgon

 

&

SUNDAY 26th May 2019

BRUNCH

From 11 AM

à L'Orangerie du bois - 61470 Avernes-Saint-Gourgon

 
 

How to get to Normandy?

We recommend, if possible, to come by car as everything is taking place in the countryside. However, if you don’t have a car, please let us know so we can arrange something for you. Hopefully we will be able to find other people with space in their cars.
 

From Paris


If you are arriving from further afield, the best place to fly to is Paris. See below for how to get to Normandy from there. As suggested above, renting a car from Paris would be the most convenient, however if this is not possible see the possible options below.
 

By train
If you need to go to your accommodation first, take the train to Bernay or Lisieux (depending where your accommodation is), from the Gare Saint Lazare
If you are going to the ceremony location first, take the train to Argentan from the Gare Montparnasse Vaugirard
Useful website for booking tickets and checking timetables: https://en.oui.sncf/en/

 

By car
To the accommodation first: take the A13 (direction Caen) then A28 (direction Le Mans, Bordeaux) and exit at Orbec
To the church:
Motorway (Tolls): Take the A13 then A28, the A88 to Argentan
National road (much cheaper – free - but slightly slower): take the N12 via Dreux and L’Aigle to Argentan

 


From England


Flying
There is a direct flight from London Southend to Caen Carpiquet several times a week with FlyBe. Flight is 1 hour. Caen is around 1 hour from both the church and wedding venue.
Useful website: https://www.flybe.com/
Easyjet amongst many others also fly to Paris. See above for how to get to Normandy from Paris.


By train
Take the Eurostar to Paris Gare du Nord, then:
If you need to go to your accommodation first, change to Gare Saint Lazare (1 stop on the RER E) and take the train to Bernay or Lisieux (depending where your accommodation is)
If you are going to the ceremony location first, change to Gare Montparnasse Vaugirard (Metro line 4) and take the train to Argentan.
Useful websites:
Eurostar: https://www.eurostar.com/uk-en/trains
SNCF (French railways): https://en.oui.sncf/en/


By car
To Dover: you can either take the tunnel or the ferry to Calais then drive down to Normandy via the A16 then A28, your exit will depend on your accommodation location, but it will most likely be Orbec. If you go directly to the ceremony location, keep on going and then take the A88 to Argentan
Ferry Portsmouth to Ouistreham/Caen. From there, you’re about 1 hour 15 min from the reception venue, and 1 hour from the church (Brittany-ferries.co.uk).
Ferry Poole to Cherbourg. From there, you are about 2,5 hours from the reception venue, and 2 hours from the church (Brittany-ferries.co.uk).

 


From the Netherlands


By train
Take the Thalys to Paris Gare du Nord, then:
If you need to go to your accommodation first, change to Gare Saint Lazare (1 stop on the RER E) and take the train to Bernay or Lisieux (depending where your accommodation is)
If you are going to the ceremony location first, change to Gare Montparnasse Vaugirard (Metro line 4) and take the train to Argentan.


Useful websites:
NS International: https://www.nsinternational.nl/en
Thalys: https://www.thalys.com/nl/en/
SNCF (French railways): https://en.oui.sncf/en/

 

By car
From Amsterdam, take the road down to Antwerp, Gent, Lille, Amiens, Rouen to end up on the A28 where you’ll exit at Orbec or Argentan (via the A88) depending on where you will be heading to.

 

From Ireland


You can take the ferry from either Cork or Rosslare. The Rosslare ferry takes slightly longer but takes you to Cherbourg which is closer to the wedding venue in France. The ferry from Cork will require you to double the amount of driving when you get to France.
Cork-Roscoff- Brittany-ferries.co.uk
Rosslare-Cherbourg- https://www.irishferries.com/ie-en/to-france-from-ireland/


 

 

ACCOMMODATION

List of hotels, B&B, guest houses...

We recommend you book your accommodation as soon as you can. You will find a list of suggested accommodation close to the venue below. The best would be to call the accommodation directly or go to the websites mentioned below as websites such as booking.com do not always include all the rooms in their listings. Most of the websites have an English version (even a Dutch one in some cases!)You can also search for Avernes-Saint-Gourgon on Airbnb.com or on https://en.gites-de-france.com/ for nearby accommodation.

La Briqueterie
Gîte, 2 min from Venue – 3 rooms, 5 guests
Address: La Briqueterie, Avernes-Saint-Gourgon
Telephone : +33(0)2 33 28 88 71
Website : https://en.gites-de-france.com/holiday-rentals-Avernes-saint-gourgon-Cottage-La-Briqueterie-61G718.html


Libre Hôtel
Hotel, 15 min from venue – 30 hotel rooms
Address:  119 Rue Marie Harel, 14290 La Vespière
Telephone: +33 (0)2 31 61 98 18
Website: http://www.libre-hotel-orbec.fr/en/


Hôtel de Courteilles

Hotel, 15 min from venue — 20 rooms, 2 to 5 people/room
Address:  Route André Zalkin, 27390 Montreuil L'argille
Telephone:  +33 (0)2 32 47 41 41
Website: http://www.hoteldecourteilles.com/index.html


Le grand Jardin

Gîte, 10 min from venue — 7 rooms / 18 people
Address:  Rue du Grand Jardin, 61470 Le Sap
Telephone:  +33 (0)233394129
Website: https://www.gites-de-france.com/location-vacances-Sap-en-auge-Gites-etape-sejour-Le-Grand-Jardin-61G2028.html


La Hérissionnière

B&B & Gîte, 10 min from venue — 6 rooms and a gîte, 12 people
Addresse:  61470 Saint-Aubin-de-Bonneval
Telephone:  +33 (0)982307648
Website: https://herissonniere.fr/
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Hôtel du centre
Hotel, 15 min from venue – 4 rooms
Addresse:  16 Rue Carnot, 14290 Orbec
Telephone:  +33 (0)2 31 32 71 20
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Les Trois Cheminées
B&B, 20 minutes from venue — 4 rooms
Addresse:  31-33, rue du Maréchal Foch, 14140 LIVAROT
Telephone:  +33 (0)652285001
Website: https://www.chambres-hotes.fr/chambres-hotes_les-trois-cheminees_livarot_h672453_en.htm
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La Maison du Vert
Mini hotel, 12 minutes from venue — 3 rooms
Addresse:  61120 Ticheville
Telephone:  +33 (0)2 33 36 95 84
Website: http://www.maisonduvert.com

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Le Manoir de l’Engagiste

B&B, 20 minutes from venue — 4 rooms
Addresse:  5 rue Saint Remy, 14290 Orbec
Telephone:  +33 (0)684756733
Website: http://www.manoir-engagiste.fr/
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Coté Jardin «chez Lorette»
B&B,  15 minutes from venue — 2 rooms
Addresse:  62 Rue Grande, 14290 Orbec
Telephone:  +33 (0)9 70 35 62 38
Website: http://www.cote-jardin-lorette.com/en-fr/


Passerose

B&B, 15 min from venue — 4 rooms
Addresse:  11 rue de l'église, 14140 Notre Dame de Courson
Telephone:  +33 (0)6 11 92 12 64
Website: http://www.passerose14.com/indexgb.html

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Institut Notre Dame

15 min from venue, it’s an old boarding school that can host up to 100 people for €28/person (each room has its own shower and toilet) – 24 double rooms, 13 4-bed rooms
Addresse:  6 Rue du Général de Gaulle, 14290 Orbec
Telephone:  +33 (0)2 31 32 72 04
Website: http://en.tourisme-normandie.fr/hebergement/institut-notre-dame/
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Manoir de Belleau Belleau
B&B, 15 min from venue — 4 rooms / 10 people
Addresse:  14140 Livarot - Pays d'Auge
Telephone:  +33 (0)2 31 32 32 57
Website: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/11662683


Les Gaillardières

B&B, 15 min from venue — 3 rooms / 9 people
Addresse:  Notre-Dame-De-Courson, Basse-Normandie, France
Telephone:  +33 (0)6 71 77 15 24
Website: https://www.lesgaillardieres.fr/bed-breakfast/
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Château de la Vespière
B&B, 15 min from venue — 4 rooms
Addresse:  Rue de l'église 14290, La Vespière
Telephone:  +33 (0)2 31 32 97 55

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Le Manoir de Villers

B&B, 19 min from venue — 5 rooms
Addresse:  11 route d'Anceins 61550, Villers-en-Ouche
Telephone:  +33 (0)2 33 34 98 00
Website: http://www.manoirdevillers.com/les-chambres-dhotes/
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Les Chambres du Manoir de Guitry
B&B, 20 min from venue — 3 rooms
Addresse:  Le Bourg, 14290, La Chapelle-Yvon
Telephone:  +33 (0)7 71 74 53 89
Website: https://www.chambres-hotes.fr/chambres-hotes_les-chambres-du-manoir-de-guitry_valorbiquet_h907197_en.htm

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Le chalet de Malvoue

B&B, 20 minutes from venue — 2 rooms
Addresse:  2, rue Maurice Duhamel - 61120 VIMOUTIERS
Telephone:  +33 (0)6 72 05 29 51
Website: https://www.chambres-hotes.fr/chambres-hotes_chalet-de-malvoue_vimoutiers_h804318_en.htm
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Les Vallées
B&B, 15 minutes from venue — 3 rooms
Addresse:  Les Vallées - 14140 BELLOU
Telephone:  +33 (0)2 31 31 00 73
Website: http://www.chambre-normandie-lesvallees.com/pages/accueil-en-anglais.html
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Manoir du Val Harangt
B&B, 25 minutes from venue — 2 rooms
Addresse:  Le val Harangt Mardilly, 61230
Telephone:  +33 (0)2 33 35 98 05Website: https://www.chambresdhotesfrance.com/Detailed/4606.html