Teillay sits in the southern part of Brittany in the Ille et Vilaine, surrounded by unspoilt countryside and renowned for its vast expanse of forest. In the centre of the village you will find the fishing lakes, picnic area, footpaths and trim trail, and the Chapel of St Eustache. Behind the Mairie and the school is a grassed area with children's play equipment and a multi-sport terrain plus a skate park with plenty of parking. The village facilities include a Boulangerie (baker), Epicerie (grocer shop), Post Office, a Garage, a Bar-Tabac, a Restaurant and hairdresser's salon.
HOW TO GET HERE...
We are less than 1.5 hours drive from the port of St.Malo (70 miles), and an overnight ferry from Portsmouth can bring you to France.
We are approximately 2.5 to 3 hours from the other western ports of Caen and Cherbourg, with summer crossings into Caen via the Caen Express, and into Cherbourg via the Normandy Express, for minimal sea crossing times.
Other ports of entry into France include Le Havre and Boulogne (340 miles). Alternatively the Dover-Calais crossing is also an option.
Rennes airport is only 30 minutes away and serviced by Flybe. Nantes airport is an hour's drive. These are our nearest airports.
Our location gives the opportunity of visiting not only the many interesting sights of the Brittany region but also the Wine tasting Vineyards, Chateaux, parks and gardens of the Western Loire all within easy reach. Indeed, previous guests have commented on the amount of sight-seeing at close hand and not being able to visit everything during their stay. Weekly markets at Bain de Bretagne, Guerche-de-Bretagne and Chateaubriant offer a variety of local produce and for shop-a-holics the centres of Rennes and Nantes are a must!
Weather here is influenced by the micro-climate of the Loire-Atlantique region, caused by salt beds on the west coast, giving consistantly warmer weather than most parts of Western Brittany, by several degrees on average.
Thinking of a 2 centre holiday? Why not combine your holiday here at Le Portail Bleu with a stay near the dramatic north Brittany coastline at Lescoats Gîtes in Plestin-les Greves. Take advantage of flexible ports of entry and departure for those overnight crossings and see more of Brittany!
Ideas for things to see and do on your way from the Ferry Ports to Le Portail Bleu.