For information related to Misse @ the Beach please check out our Writing Spain pages.
For most of the year we are located in Misse (79100) a small farming hamlet 5km from the medieval market town of Thouars, off the main Saumur-Niort route. Regional trains serve Thouars. Use the Google Map Google Map | to obtain directions.
Nearby cities with major transport links include Saumur (30 minutes), Poiters, Tours and Angers (1 hour), La Rochelle and Nantes (2 hours).
TGV (high speed trains) serve Poitiers and both Tours stations: St. Pierre des Corps and Tours Centre SNCF.
Our writing courses, retreats and many or our cooking and painting courses include free pick-up & drop-off from Poitiers Airport or train station at specified times; please see the individual course pages for specifics. If you need to arrive at another area airport/train station because of links from your originating city, please let us know and we will advise the best transport to get to one of our pick-up points or directly to our local train station in Thouars. Guests from all over the world visit Misse, so we are delighted to help with suggestions if you need them when coordinating travel.
We can provide free pick-up and drop-off from Thouars for ALL GUESTS if you coordinate with us in advance. Please inquire when booking.
Our guests join us from around the world, so we are well-versed in all travel options to our neck of the woods, so please don’t hesitate to contact us for suggestions. We are often able to bridge that last few miles if you want to leave the car behind and get to us via rail or bus.
Please check rail and airline websites as train and plane times change. If they do, so will we.
Once booked, we will contact you directly to coordinate your travel and pickup plans.
Use the Google Map above to obtain directions. We’ll also give precise directions to your accommodation.
Or, make your own way from a train station or airport. Hire a car or a long-distance taxi. Hire cars are available at all of the airports and TGV stations. Saumur station also offers car hire and cheaper and faster taxis.
Feel free to contact us with any questions.