Reset your trip odometer! It takes about an hour from the airport to home. And it's a beautiful drive past obelisks and through forests.
0 km. Follow the signs for A1/A3 to Paris.
5 km. A3 starts to split off from A1 just a few moments south of the airport. At that point follow the signs for A3/A104.
9 km. Get on A104 direction Marne la Vallee. You may also see signs for Disneyland along the way.
29 km. Get on A4 direction Metz, Nancy and Reims. You?ll be going east, away from Paris.
40 km. Get off at exit 13. It is the exit past the gas station "Aire de Ferrieres".
42 km. Roundabout. Take D231 direction Provins. Keep following the signs until you see signs for Coulommiers.
60 km. Roundabout. Take D402 direction Coulommiers.
64 km. Roundabout. Take D231 direction Coulommiers/Mauperthuis.
66 km. Mauperthuis. Make right on D15 to Saints. Go 1 km. and pass a field. The house is the 2nd one on the left on this road. It is three stories high with white trim and a one car garage built into the basement.
A4 East (toward Disneyland Paris, aka EuroDisney) to Exit 13 ( exit which is the last exit before the tolls start).
Southeast (right) on D231 (about 13 km).
Northeast (left) on D402 (about 4 km).
NOTE: Coulommmiers is about 7 km further on the same road.
In Mauperthuis, make a right on D15 to Saints.
Saints is 1 km from Mauperthuis.
The house is the 2nd one on the left on this road. It is three stories high with white trim and a one car garage built into the
basement. For more details, see the directions below from Charles de Gaulle Airport.
TGV : One of the world's fastest trainsOther Transportation
A train goes to and from Paris several times a day and can be taken from the
railway station either from the city of Coulommiers or from Faremoutiers, respectively 10 km / 6 miles and 5 km /3 miles away from the house. However, far more practical is to rent a car from the airport, one of the railway stations in Paris or from the TGV station of Chessy-Marne-la-Vallée very near Disney, which is 1/2 hour from here, and drive to the different points we want to go to. When it comes to go to Paris, we personnally prefer to leave the car at one of the RER stations near Disney and ride to Paris in those express trains (1/2 hour ride).
Our countryside and house are both beautiful, close enough to enjoy at the
same time Paris and all its beautiful surroundings.
RER - Paris' Commuter Rail
The RER comes to about 20 to 30 minutes away. There is bus service, albeit limited, that comes next to the house. There is a bakery within walking distance in the center of the town. And the city of Coulommiers has everything else that you would need, including restaurants, gas stations, grocery stores, bicycle shops, etc.
SNCF Rail and the Eurostar
The SNCF serves very well. From either of two railway stations a few minutes away, it takes 45 minutes to about an hour - depending on which train - to reach Paris unless of course you go to the mentioned stations by car,
then it's great! You can access nearby Farmoutiers, Coulommiers, Tournan and Disneyland Paris (formerly EuroDisney) via train. You can use high speed rail to take you from EuroDisney to the airport and even on to London. And just a few miles down the road is the amazing city of Paris which is served by six major train stations. Our English guests sometimes like to take the Eurostar directly from London to Disneyland Europe and rent a car from there to get to the Thibault Villa in Saints. It's actually less expensive than taking the train from Waterloo to Paris and one can bypass Parisian traffic.