Coming from the direction of Breda:Follow the signs for Antwerpen. In Antwerp folllow the signs for Gent. In Gent follow the signs for Lille. In Lille follow the signs for Paris. In Paris take Autoroute A6 direction Lyon, take exit A77 direction Nevers After Nevers: Follow the N7, take exit St. Pierre le Moutier. – In St. Pierre le Moutier go right, direction Le Veurdre by way of the D978-A. In Le Veurdre follow direction Limoise by way of the D13. In Limoise go straight by way of the D1, direction Franchesse. In Franchesse go straight on by way of the D135, direction Ygrande. Follow the D135 for about 5 to10 minutes and then you arrive at a junction with a, according to local standards, pretty busy road. Cross this road and after 1.300 metres at a junction turn left onto the D229 in the direction of Bourbon l’Archambault. Then take the first road to the right. Follow the sign ‘La Fantaisie’. After 500 metres you see a yellow house on the left. After about 100 metres turn right onto the country road leading to our grounds. The are signs with ‘La Madeleine’. GPS/Sat Nav: In most GPS/Sat Nav systems you find La Madeleine in Ygrande (there is no house number). When you choose this option you will be led to a sandy path, It is better to choose directions to LA FANTAISIE in BOURBON L’ARCHAMBAULT (postal code 03160). They are our neighbours living in the yellow house mentioned above. This way you will drive on paved roads.GPS/Sat Nav mat lead you along the A71. In terms of distance this way is almost the same as the route by the A77. In this route description we opted for the A77 because this road is less busy and for the major part toll free. In case your GPS/Sat Nav doesn’t recognise ‘La Fantaisie’ or ‘La Madeleine’ then choose the village Franchesse and from there on follow the route description above.
Getting here by train
Thalys to Paris, Gare du Nord. At Gare du Nord take the metro to Gare Bercy and from there the train to Moulins. From Moulins it’s a 30 minutes’ drive to La Madeleine. Unfortunately it is almost impossible to reach La Madeleine by bus and/or taxi but at a reasonable fee we can pick you up by car at the station.