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How to find Ecole des Trois Ponts
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Our address

The Ecole des Trois Ponts, providing French courses in France, is based at the charming 19th century Villa Beaulieu in Riorges, Grand Roanne, about an hour north-west of Lyon. Our address is:

Ecole des Trois Ponts
Villa Beaulieu
645 rue Marechal Foch
42153 Riorges
Grand Roanne
France

GPS coordinates
Latitude : 46.038661 | Longitude : 4.04371

Please note we are based in Riorges and not in Roanne!

Travel directions

The following information is provided in good faith and is subject to change without notice. Please check with the actual air, rail or bus operator for up-to-date information.

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From London by Train:

Eurostar: leave London St Pancras station at 8.19am, arrive at Paris Nord at 11.59am, change in Paris gare de Lyon at 12.59pm, arrive at Lyon Part Dieu at 2.56pm, change in Lyon Part Dieu at 4.12pm, arrive in Roanne at 5.30pm.

Eurostar: leave London St Pancras station at 10.24am, arrive at Paris Nord 1.59pm, change in Paris gare de Lyon at 2.59pm, arrive at Lyon Part-Dieu station at 4.56pm, change in Lyon Part-Dieu station at 5.40pm, arrive in Roanne at 6.45pm.

Eurostar: leave London St Pancras station at 12.24pm, arrive at Paris Nord at 3.59pm, change in Paris gare de Lyon at 4.57pm, arrive at Lyon Part-Dieu station at 6.56pm, change in Lyon Part-Dieu station at 7.16pm, arrive in Roanne at 9.15pm.

From London by Car:

535 miles / 860 kms. Take M20 to Channel Tunnel for Paris, follow direction Lyon-Autoroute du Soleil, follow A77 then N7 to Lapalisse and Roanne. See also Michelin for details.

From England by Air:
London Heathrow, Stansted or Manchester Airport to Lyon-St.Exupery with British Airways or EasyJet.

From Geneva by Train:
Geneva Cornavin to Lyon Part-Dieu to Roanne

Depart Geneva 12.42pm
Arrive at
Lyon Part-Dieu
2.26pm
Depart
Lyon Part-Dieu
2.40pm
Arrive at Roanne 3.43pm

Geneva Cornavin to Bourg en Bresse to Lyon Part-Dieu to Roanne

Depart Geneva 4.29pm
Arrive at
Bourg en Bresse
5.53pm
Depart
Bourg en Bresse
6.46pm
Arrive at
Lyon Part-Dieu
7.26pm
Depart
Lyon Part-Dieu
8.12pm
Arrive at Roanne 9.30pm

From Geneva by Car:
Geneva to Lyon -146 miles / 235 kms – 3 hours. See also Michelin for details.

From Paris Roissy Airport, via Lyon, by Train:
If you are leaving from Roissy-Charles de Gaulle by direct TGV to Lyon Part-Dieu, go to the TGV train station at Terminal II (aérogare II) Trip takes 2 to 2.5 hours.

Trains from Charles de Gaulle 2 TGV to Lyon Part-Dieu station.

Depart Charles de Gaulle 2 TGV Arrive at Lyon Part-Dieu
9.58am 12.00am
11.57am 2.00pm
1.58pm 4.00pm
4.56pm 7.00pm

From Lyon Part-Dieu to Roanne by train
Train from Lyon Part-Dieu station: You can check the timetable with SNCF the rail operator, as public holidays and Saturday timetables are different to the rest of the week.

Depart Lyon Part-Dieu Arrive at Roanne
2.40pm 3.43pm
3.33pm 4.45pm
4.12pm 5.30pm
4.40pm 5.44pm
5.40pm 6.45pm
6.40pm 7.43pm
8.12pm 9.30pm
8.40pm 9.43pm
9.12pm 10.30pm

The cost of the ticket Lyon-Roanne is about €17.40 for a single ticket or €34.80 for a return ticket. Trip takes 1.10 to 1.20 hour. When you arrive in Roanne station, take a taxi to the villa. Price is about €12. If there are no taxis at the station when you arrive, call us on 04 77 71 53 00.

From Paris Roissy Airport by car:
246 miles / 396 km: 4 hours 40 minutes. See also Michelin for details.

From Paris Roissy airport by Air:
A few airlines fly from Roissy to Lyon, check the prices when buying your flight ticket, sometimes the connecting flight Roissy-Lyon is almost free.

From Roissy Airport to Central Paris:

Take a taxi OR

By Train
Take the Roissy bus RATP No. 351 (Roissy to Paris from 6am to 11pm) from the Airport to Place de l'Opéra (rue Scribe, Paris 8ème). Departure every 15 minutes from aérogare 2, T9 or 1. Price for the ticket is about €6.10. Trip takes 45 to 60 minutes.

By Bus
Take the Air France shuttle bus from the airport to Place de l'Etoile (avenue Carnot). Leaves from Terminal 1 porte 34/Terminal 2 hall C porte 2, hall B porte 2, hall F porte 007 every 15 minutes. Price for the ticket is about €9.91. Trip takes 30 minutes.

By Roissy Rail Bus
Take the "Roissy Rail" bus to Roissy Station and then take RER B to Paris. Different stops available: Gare du Nord, Châtelet les Halles, St. Michel or Denfert Rochereau.

Bus-train combination
The cheapest way but cumbersome with heavy baggage. From Aéroport Roissy-Charles de Gaulle (Paris international airport) take free airport shuttle bus that leaves from Aérogare 1 arrival level 28, Aérogare 2A gate 5, Aérogare 2B gate 6 or Aérogare 2D gate 6. At Roissy train station, take the RER B3 train line to central Paris then take Metro to Paris-Gare de Lyon station. Price is about €6.86 (metro included). Leaves every 15 minutes from 5am to 12am midnight trip takes about 30 to 40 minutes.

From Central Paris to Roanne

By Train: you have three options:
1. Via Lyon Part Dieu from Paris gare de Lyon – about 3 hours and 30 minutes
2. Via Le Creusot Montchanin from Paris gare de Lyon – about 3 hours and 15 minutes
3. Via Vichy from Bercy station – about 4 hours and 15 minutes

1. Via Lyon Part Dieu from Paris gare de Lyon

Depart
Paris Gare de Lyon
Arrive at
Lyon Part-Dieu
Depart
Lyon Part-Dieu
Arrive at
Roanne
9.59am 11.56am 12.12am 1.30pm
11.53am 1.56pm 2.40pm 3.43pm
2.59pm 4.56pm 5.40pm 6.45pm
3.53pm 5.56pm 6.12pm 17.37pm
6.57pm 8.56pm 9.12pm 10.30pm

On arrival at Roanne take a taxi to the villa. Price is about €12. If there are no taxis at the station when you arrive, please call us on 04 77 71 53 00.

2. Via Le Creusot TGV

Depart Paris
Gare de Lyon
Arrive at
Le Creusot TGV & Bus
Depart
Le Creusot TGV Bus
Arrive at
Roanne
1.53pm 3.15pm 3.25pm 5.15pm
5.53pm 7.11pm 7.24pm 8.53pm

Note: There is a fast change at Le Creusot for the TGV bus to Roanne. Follow signs out of the station for the TGV bus. Buy the bus ticket WITH the TGV train ticket in Paris. Total time Paris-Roanne 3 hours.

From Central Paris by Car:
From Paris to Riorges Ecole des Trois Ponts: Takes 4 hours 30 minutes; 247 miles / 397 km. See also Michelin for details.

From Lyon Airport

From Lyon Airport by Taxi
Take a pre-booked taxi from the airport to the villa - we can organise a direct taxi pick-up from the airport or from Lyon city to the villa. Please contact us for the taxi reservation in advance. The cost of the taxi is about €180. Trip takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes.

From Lyon Airport by Car
You can rent an automatic car with Avis at the airport, but we recommend that if you can drive a manual then it's easier to pick that car up in Roanne. 72 miles / 115km from airport to Villa Beaulieu in Riorges. Trip takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes. See Michelin for more details.

From Lyon Airport by Tram & Train
Take the Tram Express at St. Exupéry airport direct to Lyon Part-Dieu train station. Every 15 minutes from 5am to midnight. Price €15 for a single ticket and €26 for a return ticket. For more information see www.rhonexpress.fr

Trains from Lyon Part-Dieu to Roanne: You can check the timetable with SNCF, the rail operator as public holidays have timetables and Saturday timetables are different to the rest of the week. The cost of the ticket is about €17.40 for a single ticket or €34.80 for a return ticket. Trip takes 1.25 to 1.5 hours. When you arrive in Roanne station, take a taxi to the villa. Price is about €12. If there are no taxis at the station when you arrive, call us on 04 77 71 53 00.

From Lyon Part-Dieu to Roanne by train
Train from Lyon Part-Dieu station: You can check the timetable with SNCF the rail operator, as public holidays and Saturday timetables are different to the rest of the week.

Depart Lyon Part-Dieu Arrive at Roanne
2.40pm 3.43pm
3.33pm 4.45pm
4.12pm 5.30pm
4.40pm 5.44pm
5.40pm 6.45pm
6.40pm 7.43pm
8.12pm 9.30pm
8.40pm 9.43pm
9.12pm 10.30pm

From somewhere in France or Europe

From France / Europe By Train
For information on train routes in France, go to http://uk.voyages-sncf.com/en/ and follow information schedule and then timetable.

For information on train routes across Europe, go to http://www.raileurope.com/us/