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Driving from CDG to Les Andelys. Which way is better?

Driving from CDG to Les Andelys. Which way is better?

May 15th, 2007, 07:09 PM
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Driving from CDG to Les Andelys. Which way is better?

In finding a route to Les Andelys from the CDG Airport I have tried Mappy, MapQuest and ViaMichelin.

I get directions from the left (A-14 to A13 to D316 from MapQuest, and

N184 to A15 to N14 and left on D125 into Les Andelys from ViaMichelin which is approached from the right.

They both take about the same amount of time. Is one of these routes better, more scenic, fewer tolls, more direct?

We don't arrive until 1130 from the US and would like the easiest route so we can arrive and maybe get a nap before our dinner at La Chaine d'Or.

Any help would be appreciated.

Merci. Marguerite

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Jun 2nd, 2007, 05:59 AM
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ttt anyone, anyone?
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Jun 2nd, 2007, 10:43 AM
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Jun 2nd, 2007, 11:44 AM
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Hi eurogals:

We did this last May. It would be .90 minutes direct to La Chaine.

For scenery drive A13 to D313 to D316 for Les Andelys. At D316 you'll be on the right side of the river. You'll have the opportunity to stop and enjoy the scenery.

If you want to go directly to Les Andelys, stay on A13 to D316 which keeps you to left and away from the Seine River.

Leaving CDG we stayed in the middle lane and then hugged the right side for A13.
It's well posted. Just take your time and have one driver and one navigator.

I can remember only 1 toll. It's closer to leaving the outer areas of CDG. Can't recall the cost but it was small.

<Confirm> your arrival time with Gerard at La Chaine as the gate sometimes is closed during midday hours.

Dinner starts late. The river walkway (you can walk onto from La Chaine) and walking around the town are lovely refreshers after your arrival.

Do you have checked or carry on bags?
I mention this because you could easily be out of CDG and on the road in 1 hour if you have only carry on. If you want snacks and water for the car, <buy> it inside <CDG> before you get your car.

We had 2 more hours than you have. We stopped in Giverny for a light lunch and walked Monet's gardens.

From there we drove to La Chaine. After resting & dressing for dinner we walked around the town a bit. After dinner we walked along the river. It was all so wonderful.

Hopefully you'll love it too!
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Jun 2nd, 2007, 12:19 PM
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DiG: Thank you for the answer I was looking for. I have read all the info on Fodors but it just wasn't what I was looking for. You are very precise and helpful. Merci.

I am so looking forward to our time in France in September.
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