The bases for our French creative holidays is located in the picturesque village of Misse, France on the southern edge of the Loire.
People come to us from all over the world. We make it easy. We’re happy to offer advice and help you figure out what travel method makes sense for you. We offer free pick-up/drop-off in Nantes. Please don’t hesitate to ask if you have questions or want some advice on travel options. Sunday is a travel day. Relax, enjoy, use it as inspiration. Knowing that a relaxing retreat awaits you at Misse. And once we collect you, you won’t have to worry about anything else for a week. As T.S. Eliot famously said: “The journey not the arrival matters.”
Travel In A Nutshell
As we have people joining us from all the over world, we’ve devised a free pick-up/drop-off service that gives you the most options and reflects the recent changes to the flight and train schedules to/from Nantes. Whether you fly or train ALL pick-ups and drop-offs are at Nantes Atlantique Airport. There is a shuttle bus that runs every half-hour between train station and airport and takes 20 minutes. It operates in dedicated lanes so is not affected by traffic and is much more efficient than we can be between the two.
Pick-ups & Drop-offs
Nantes Atlantique Airport
Sunday pick-up – 17:00 at our designated pick-up point
Wednesday drop-off (for 10 day activities) – 10:00 a.m.
Sunday drop-off: by 14:00
If arriving by train to Nantes, please catch the airport shuttle bus from the station to arrive at the airport, at the agreed pick-up point, by 17:00 on the Sunday.
For your return journey we will made a drop at the airport on Sunday by 14:00 and on Wednesday by 10 a.m. so you should book a train that allows you at least an hour and half to travel between the airport and train station on the shuttle bus, just in case there are any delays, etc. Buses have priority lanes so they can get between the airport and train station much faster than we can.
If you plan to fly to us from London, your best flight option is the Ryanair Stansted flight as the Easyjet flight has changed times to very late in the evening.
Nantes airport is served by numerous flights from around Europe and the world. Many guests arrive early in the day and spend some time in Nantes prior to the 17:00 pick-up time or spend a night in Nantes on either side. It’s a lovely city.
Nantes is a 90 minute drive each way from Misse so we must adhere to this pick-up/drop-off schedule.
Some weeks we may be able to arrange a Sunday early morning drop-off only at Saumur rail station (40 minutes from Misse) for an additional fee. This is to accommodate situations where late afternoon Nantes trains won’t allow you to make your ongoing connections in time. Please talk to us ahead of time if you need to investigate that option. There are lots of hotels near Nantes airport and in the city if you choose to arrive a day early or stay a day later (to catch an early morning TGV to CDG for instance, although there are also lots of hotels at CDG). Do get in touch for suggestions as we’ve been helping guests figure out travel year for many years from all over the world.
Other Travel Options
- Take the train to our local regional station Thouars. It is 8 km from the Circle of Misse House, so we can usually easily send someone to collect you. There are limited trains, but if you are in France already and can time it correctly you can get to us quickly and easily from Paris, Tours, Angers, Saumur and other cities via those places. Over the years, more and more participants use this method
- Drive to us. Either bring your own car or rent one. We will send precise directions. We have lots of parking, and if you are driving back to your home, you can buy lots of wine 😉