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How to get to Le Moulin de la Tuilerie

Note: The information on this page is meant as a guide only. The information may be subject to changes and alterations and we advise that whichever means of transport you choose to get to Le Moulin de la Tuilerie, that you endeavour to check the accuracy of the information we have provided on this page. The page was last updated in May 2019.

From the UK, Le Moulin de la Tuilerie, is very accessible by car, train and plane. There are various routes you could choose to get there, but here are some of the common ways you could choose to get to Le Moulin de la Tuilerie.

Location

Le Moulin de la Tuilerie is situated on the edge of the the village of Gif-sur-Yvette in the district of Essonne.

 

Address

Le Moulin de la Tuilerie,
27 Impasse de la Tuilerie,
91190 Gif-sur-Yvette,
Essonne,
France.

Travelling by Aeroplane

Paris Orly Airport

Airlines flying direct from UK and Ireland to Paris Orly
British Airways direct from London City Airport
Transavia France from Dublin

Car Rental at Paris Orly Airport

Paris Orly Airport, is approximately 30km or around 30 minutes drive from Le Moulin de la Tuilerie.

Car rental is available from Paris Orly Airport. Companies operating at Orly Airport are:
Alamo – Phone: 0 826 10 28 31
Advantage
Avis – Phone: 0 820 05 05 05
Budget – Phone: +33 1 49 75 44 91 / 0 825 00 35 64
Dollar – Phone: 0 825 88 92 65
Enterprise Rent-A-Car (Citer) – Phone: +33 1 49 75 36 38 / 0 825 16 12 12
Europcar – Phone: +33 9 77 40 32 54 / 0 825 35 83 58
Firefly Car Rental – Phone: 04 93 21 81 52
Hertz – Phone: +33 825 88 92 65 / 01 39 38 38 38
National
InterRent – Phone: +33 826 10 28 31 / 01 70 03 31 32
Sixt – Phone: +33 1 44 38 55 55 / 0 820 00 74 98
Thrifty – Phone: 0 825 88 92 65
TT Car Transit – Phone: 01 49 75 13 50

Train from Paris Orly Airport to Gif-Sur-Yvette

You can get a train from Paris Orly to Gif-Sur-Yvette train station. Journey time is approximately 40 minutes.

The train goes to Gif-Sur-Yvette from Terminal Sud at Paris Orly Airport. From Terminal Sud the train journey is about 7 minutes to Antony station where you will need to change to catch a connecting train direct to Gif-Sur-Yvette. The second part of the journey takes approximately 20 mins.

Gif-Sur-Yvette station to Le Moulin de la Tuilerie

You could choose to walk from the station to Le Moulin de la Tuilerie, it’s about 30 minutes.  On your arrival if you have a bit of luggage, it might be easier to get a Taxis from Gif-Sur-Yvette station to Le Moulin de la Tuilerie – we have listed some local Taxis numbers at the bottom of this page.

Charles de Gaulle Airport

Airlines flying direct from UK and Ireland to Charles de Gaulle Airport
Flybe from Southampton, Manchester, Birmingham and Newcastle
Virgin and British Airways from London Heathrow
British Airways and Aer Lingus from Dublin

Car Rental at Charles de Gaulle Airport

The drive from Charles de Gaulle Airport is a little longer at about an 1 hour, approximately 55km. The drive will take you around the outskirts of Paris.

Car rental is available from Charles de Gaulle Airport, those operation inside the airport are:
Avis,
Budget,
Europcar,
Hertz,
National
Sixt.
Budget Car Hire has a booth available within terminal 2, for anyone who has arranged this in advance.

Train from Charles de Gaulle Airport to Gif-Sur-Yvette

You can also get a train from Charles de Gaulle Airport to Gif-Sur-Yvette. Journey time is approximately 1hr 30mins.
This is a direct train and runs approximately every 15 minutes.

Gif-Sur-Yvette station to Le Moulin de la Tuilerie

You could choose to walk from the station to Le Moulin de la Tuilerie, it’s about 30 minutes.  On your arrival if you have a bit of luggage, it might be easier to get a Taxis from Gif-Sur-Yvette station to Le Moulin de la Tuilerie – we have listed some local Taxis numbers at the bottom of this page.

Travelling by Train from London

Travelling by train from London or indeed the UK is a reasonably easy affair.

As with most train travel you will need to change at least once from the Eurostar to the local train that will take you from Paris to Gif-Sur-Yvette, but such is the quality of large city stations now in both London and Paris, it’s difficult to see this as negative point.

The Eurostar

If you are travelling from London or elsewhere in the UK, then you will need to connect with the Eurostar, which will take you all the way to Paris via the Channel Tunnel.

If you live just outside of London or elsewhere in the South East it may be more convenient to catch the train at two other stops in the South East: Ebbsfleet or Ashford International.

The Eurostar takes just under 3 hours and will take you directly into Paris, terminating at Gare du Nord.

Gare du Nord to Gif-Sur-Yvette Station

Once you’ve arrived at Gare du Nord, you will need to change. From Gare du Nord, the train goes direct to Gif-Sur-Yvette taking just over 40 minutes.

Gif-Sur-Yvette Station to Le Moulin de la Tuilerie

From the station, it’s a 30 minute walk to Le Moulin de la Tuilerie, so you might decide to get a taxi if you have luggage.  We have listed some local taxi numbers at the bottom of this page.

Travelling by Car from the UK

If you are planning to travel by car from the UK, there’s one major obstacle.  The English Channel – 21 miles of water (at it’s thinnest), which separates the UK from France and the rest of Europe.

Since the Channel Tunnel was built, there is now two ways to get your car across the water.

Le Shuttle

Firstly, you can drive to Folkestone to catch “Le Shuttle”.   Le Shuttle is built to carry cars, vans and even lorries through the Channel Tunnel.  The journey through the tunnel terminates in Calais, and takes about 35 minutes.  From Calais you then have a 3 – 4 hour drive to reach Le Moulin de la Tuilerie.  You can read more about the drive from Calais below.

Ferry

A still popular way to travel across the Channel is by ferry.  There are a number of routes across the Channel.

The following are possible routes across the Channel with the ensuing driving time to Le Moulin de la Tuilerie – please note these are the fastest times provided by Google at the time of research.

Dover to Calais – Crossing: 1.5h – Drive: 3h 30min
Dover to Boulogne – Crossing: 1h 50mins – Drive: 3h 18min
Dover to Dunkirk – Crossing: 11h – Drive: 3h 46min
Newhaven to Dieppe – Crossing: 4h – Drive:2h 22min
Portsmouth to Le Havre – Crossing: 10h – Drive: 2h 21min
Portsmouth to Caen – Crossing: 6h – Drive: 2h 39min
Portsmouth to Cherbourg – Crossing: 3h – Drive: 3h 55min
Portsmouth to St Malo – Crossing: 11h – Drive: 3h 52min
Poole to St Malo – Crossing: 4h 30min – Drive: 3h 55min
Plymouth to Roscoff – Crossing: 6h – Drive: 5h 8min

Various ferry companies operate these routes.  Some crossings require the booking of a cabin on the ferry.

Driving in France

Even when faced with a long drive, once you get used to driving on the right hand side, driving on the quiet French roads will seem less stressful than driving in Britain.  There are very few roadworks, and there are plenty of places to stop on the motorways, which range from basic picnic areas with a toilet right up to a full on service station – even the service stations seem less stressful than British ones.

Bare in mind the faster motorways will probably have tolls, so the further you have to drive the more you will pay in tolls.  However, you could opt for a non-toll route, it will take longer, but France is a beautiful country and the scenic route will be well worth it if you’re not in a rush.  Also there’s plenty of places to stop off on the way, from pretty little coastal towns to idyllic French villages.  Why not stay a night in one and soak up the French culture.

The tolls don’t really cost a great deal in the grand scheme of things.  Generally, you take a ticket at the start of a stretch of motorway, and then pay at the booth at the end of the stretch.  Card payments are accepted, so it’s all really very simple.

Emergency Kit

When driving in France you must ensure you carry an emergency kit.  The following is a list of the items you will need to carry with you in the car at all times or in the case of headlamps have converted them before you start driving in France.

Headlamp Converters
Hi-Viz vest – one for each person travelling in the car
GB Sticker
Warning triangle
Spare bulbs
Breathalysers

If you fail to meet the above requirements you may be issued with an on the spot fine if the police stop you.

Taxis in Gif-Sur-Yvette

If you arrive at Gif-Sur-Yvette either at the train station or bus station, you may want to consider getting a taxi for the short journey to Le Moulin de la Tuilerie.

Some local taxi numbers are:
Alt Lawrence Taxi: +33 1 69 07 95 56
Lawrence Leslie: +33 1 69 07 20 05
APS Taxis: Tél : 01 60 14 33 33
A.M Gif Taxi: Mobile : 06 08 51 45 59  Tél : 01 60 12 41 41 
Carvela Taxi: +33 1 60 12 40 96
Batista Pascal: +33 9 51 15 09 74
Teixeira Ferreira Marques Idalio: +33 1 64 46 65 95

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