Getting there

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Getting there by car

The north-eastern tip of the Cotentin peninsula is serviced by the N13 carriageway which crosses it from Carentan to Cherbourg, via Montebourg and Valognes. The quickest way to access the South Val de Saire from Caen or Paris is to exit the N13 at Montebourg, turning right onto the D12 toward Quettehou at the entrance to the town. To access the North Val de Saire, stay on the N13 until Valognes then following the road signs to Quettehou then Gonneville, or continue as far as La Glacerie before exiting towards Saint-Pierre-Eglise.

The préfecture de la Manche (county council) has a car sharing scheme which can be found at

Gettin there by train

Valognes railway station is the nearest station to central Val de Saire. It is one of the stops on the Cherbourg-Caen-Paris intercity line. The journey between Caen and Valognes is about 55 minutes, and just under 3 hours between Paris and Valognes. Although trains are less frequent than in the UK, they are usually very reliable. To access the Northern Val de Saire, stay on until Cherbourg where trains terminate. Visit the SNCF website for timetables and online bookings.

Getting there by coach

The Val de Saire is serviced by the Manéo coach scheme. Lines 101, 102 & 102a circulate between Valognes, Cherbourg and several towns in the Val de Saire.

Getting there by ferry from the UK

There are several daily crossings between Cherbourg and Portsmouth or Poole with fast ships over the summer months. For details, please visit the ferry companies' websites: Brittany Ferries and P&O Ferries.

Getting there by plane

There is a daily flight between Paris-Orly and the aéroport de Maupertus, near Cherbourg.

Travel companies

  • Aéroport Maupertus
  • Brittany Ferries
  • Covoiturage Manche
  • Manéo: voyagez dans la Manche en car
  • SNCF