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The gite is situated at the western end of the small hamlet of La Soultiere, and is accessed by a short private driveway.  La Soultiere is about 800 metres to the south west of the small village of Bournan. As you can see from the aerial view, the setting is very rural, guaranteeing peace and quiet. Bournan is on the D59 road, which runs from Sainte Maure de Touraine, through Sepmes, and on to Ligueil. Junction 25 of the A10 Autoroute is just to the west of Ste Maure de Touraine, which means that you can reach the motorway from the gite in less than 15 minutes.

For those of you with GPS, La Soultiere is known to GPS mapping systems, or you can enter the following co-ordinates into your GPS:

473,3885 North   043,0975' East





Map and directions from the A10 exit 25 at Sainte Maure de Touraine exit are:



Directly after passing through the motorway exit toll booth at junction 25 you come to a roundabout. Take the first exit off the roundabout, and at the next roundabout (after approx 200yds) also take the first exit - signposted Chatellerault, Loches, Ligeuil and Descartes. You will now be on the new bypass which passes round the south of Sainte Maure.

At the next roundabout (junction of the main D910 Tours - Chatellerault road) go straight over the roundabout, signposted Loches and Ligeuil. As you drive along this stretch of the bypass, you will see the Intermarch supermarket to your left.

At the next roundabout, take the first exit, signposted Sepmes and Ligeuil.

Continue on through the village of Sepmes.

About 2 miles after Sepmes there are are series of bends. After the last bend the road straightens and you can see the church spire of Bournan directly ahead of you.

Approx 1/3 mile before Bournan is a turning to the right. It is the second turning to the right after the bridge over the small stream on the last of the bends. There is a sign for a local electrician (Laurent LEGUILLETTE) immediately before the turning. There is also a small sign saying La Soultiere, but you can't see the signpost until you have gone past it! Take this turning.

Follow the road as it turns 90 to the right; and then continue straight ahead, ignoring any turnings to the left, until you reach La Grange des Hirondelles at the end of a short no through gravel driveway. You will see the lawn with the swing ahead of you to the right. Ignore any numbers you see on other houses, there is absolutely no logic to the house numbering system in la Soultiere.