The castle of Canisy is situated near Saint Lo, a Norman city in the Cotentin, peninsula of western Normandy (near Mont Saint Michel and the D-Day invasion beaches).

It is three hours by car from Paris and two hours and twenty minutes, by train from Paris to Lison, the nearest rail station.

How to get to Canisy?

By car

--From Paris take the A13 (Pont de St Cloud) or the A14 (Maillot-La Defense). We recommend the A14 to avoid traffic jams. The A14 joins the A13 (Poissy) after the Rocquencourt triangle.
--Follow the Autoroute 13 up to the entrance of Caen. The trip from Paris to Caen takes two hours (220 kilometers).
At the entrance of Caen, take the South belt line (peripherique Sud) direction Cherbourg, Rennes, Mont Saint Michel, etc...
--Then follow the signs A84 Rennes-Mont Saint Michel.
--Stay on the A84 (30 minutes) up to the exit (sortie) Saint Lo Number 40.
--Go towards Saint Lo (N174) for 21 kilometers.
--Take exit (sortie) number 5 Saint Lo, Percy, Canisy.
--At the roundabout take the D999 direction Canisy Villedieu.
--Go one kilometer on this road, down into the valley, then after the railroad tracks turn right in the direction Canisy (D38).
--Go four kilometers on the D38 (windy road).
--800 meters before the village of Canisy, at the bottom of a hill, you can see the first entrance of the park on your right.
The main entrance of the chateau is in the village:
--Turn right after the church onto the rue Kergorlay ... then after going 300 meters, turn right into the entrance of the chateau:

Contact information at the caslte:
Phone: +33 2 33 56 61 06

By train:

Take the train from Paris Saint-Lazare station (we can give you the train schedules) in the direction of Caen-Cherbourg; get off the train at the Lison train station, just after the Bayeux stop (Paris-Lison: two hours twenty minutes). Canisy is twenty minutes by car from the train station.
If you wish, we can reserve a taxi for you.

By train and car combined:

Many of our guests prefer to rent a car at Caen. Major car rental companies are located at the Caen railroad station.
So you can take the train from Paris to Caen (one hour fifty minutes), then rent a car and follow the directions given above.
Remember to reserve a car in advance and confirm the hours that the car rental agency is open. It is also possible to rent a car at St. Lo.

By plane:

The Caen-Carpiquet airport is at less than an hour from Canisy. Some airlines have service from London, Geneva, etc... And of course private planes may land at Caen-Carpiquet.
We can arrange for your transportation from the airport to Canisy.

It is possible to land a helicopter at the chateau.