Where is Coat Meur?

Written by Bob Janes
Wednesday, 12 May 2004 11:54
Coat Meur is right at the northwestern tip of France, about 20 km to the north of Brest. Our address is Coat Meur, 29830 Ploudalmézeau France; though actually we are just outside Ploudalmézeau, on the Route de Kerlanou.
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Getting to Ploudalmézeau

By car

Head for Brest and turn north a little before you get there. We can give you more explicit directions if you let us know where you are coming from. If you are driving from the UK then plan to take a ferry on either the Plymouth - Roscoff route (Roscoff is just over an hour from Ploudalmézeau) or the Portsmouth - St Malo route (we're about two and a half hours from St Malo).

We also use the Brittany Ferries to Caen and Cherbourg, they are about four hours drive from us but the roads are good and the overall journey is not very different from going via Plymouth.

Here is a link to driving directions from Roscoff.

By train

Take a train to Brest, about 4 ½ hours from Paris. The Deutsche Bahn website at www.bahn.de is a good first guide to train services across Europe. Once you arrive at Brest you can either take a taxi to Ploudalmézeau (good if there are two or three people arriving at the same time) or there is a bus service via St Renan though it's not very frequent.

By plane

There are good air services to Brest-Guipavas airport (BES) with frequent Air France, RyanAir and FlyBe flights.

Ryanair fly from London-Luton airport to Brest (currently on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday); and Flybe fly from Birmingham and Exeter (both Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Sunday), from Manchester and Southampton (both Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday).

Ryanair also fly from London-Stansted to Dinard, near to St Malo (daily), and to Nantes (daily except Wednesday). It is possible - though not straightforward - to take trains from St Malo or Dinan to Brest. Better to arrange a hire car if you come this way, Dinard is about 2 1/2 hours drive and Nantes about 3-4 hours drive - but lovely if you want to make a trip of it.

Timetables are liable to change on short notice - and winter flights are more limited - so please check with the airline for the latest information.

To get to Coat Meur from the airport you can take a shuttle bus or taxi into Brest town centre and take the bus (see above); take a taxi directly to Ploudalmézeau; or rent a car. Car rental is available at the airport, and we are about 30 minutes away by road. Here is a link to driving directions from Brest-Guipavas airport.

Getting to Coat Meur

Coat Meur is just outside Ploudalmézeau on the Route de Kerlanou. If you come by taxi ask us to give you directions for the taxi driver. If you come by bus, we can pick you up from the town centre or there's a pleasant footpath that will take about 10-15 minutes.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 10 August 2013 09:54 )