La Ducrie is located about 8 Km (5 miles) North West of St Lô on the D77 between Le Hommet d’Arthenay and Pont Hebert.

La Ducrie is very well sited for all of the World War II Landing Beaches as well as Bayeux, Mont St Michel, and three of the main ferry points for the region. Below is a detailed Google map showing the exact location of the castle. Just zoom out to see the bigger picture.

DIRECTIONS FROM CHERBOURG:

Take the N13 out of Cherbourg heading towards CAEN. Stay on this road for 35-38 miles approximately and you will pass through a short underpass. It is the only one you’ll go through and it has large concrete beams across the carriageways on the entrance and exit sides. Immediately you exit the underpass you will see a sign indicating 1000M to the N174 (it is the St Lo exit), which you have to take.

Heading towards St Lo on the N174, you will arrive at the village of ST JEAN DE DAYE after about 10km. Immediately you exit the village you will encounter a roundabout where you turn right onto the D8 (it is signposted LE DEZERT, PERIERS, MARIGNY).

Some 2.5Km after the roundabout you will go through the village of LE DEZERT and about 2Km after that you will arrive at a crossroads where the D77 crosses the D8. You need to turn left onto the D77 and you will immediately find yourself in the village of LE HOMMET D’ARTHENAY.

Go through the village and ignore the two small fork turnings to your right. You will then see a post-and-rail fence on your right, a road sign indicating a left-hand bend, the entrance to a house and some more post-and-rail fence. You will then see in front of you some chevron arrows directing you around the LH bend. The road straightens out and you will see La Ducrie (and the entrance driveway) on your right some 400 metres after the bend.

The drive from Cherbourg is 48 miles and should take about 45-50 minutes.

DIRECTIONS FROM PARIS OR OUISTREHAM (CAEN) FERRY:

From Paris. You want to head WEST, following all signs first to ROUEN then CAEN. You’ll be on the A13. At the outskirts of Caen take the peripherique Nord and follow the signs towards BAYEUX. You’ll now be on the N13.

From Ouistreham ferry terminal. Take the main road (D514) south towards CAEN. Turn right onto the N13 signposted BAYEUX.

Follow signs towards CHERBOURG. After passing junction number 37 (Bayeux centre) on the N13 you’ll shortly arrive at junction number 37.1 for Le Molay Littry. At the top of the slip road turn left towards Le Molay Littry on the D5.

Go straight ahead at the roundabout at Le Molay Littry and the road will become the D15. Continue until you arrive at a staggered junction where you go right then IMMEDIATELY left (in essence you’ve actually gone straight ahead), and you are now on the D8. Stay on this road until you cross the river VIRE. Immediately after crossing the river you will come to a roundabout formed by red/white traffic cones. Take the LEFT FORK off this roundabout. Shortly after this you will come to a large roundabout where the N174 crosses the D8. Go straight over the roundabout it is signposted LE DEZERT, MARIGNY & PERIERS. 2.5Km after the roundabout you will go through LE DEZERT. About 2Km after this you will arrive at a crossroads you will arrive at a crossroads where the D77 crosses the D8. You need to turn left onto the D77 and you will immediately find yourself in the village of LE HOMMET D’ARTHENAY.

Go through the village and ignore the two small fork turnings to your right. You will then see a post-and-rail fence on your right, a road sign indicating a left-hand bend, the entrance to a house and some more post-and-rail fence. You will then see in front of you some chevron arrows directing you around the LH bend. The road straightens out and you will see La Ducrie (and the entrance driveway) on your right some 400 metres after the bend.

The drive from Paris will take about 3 hours.
The drive from Ouistreham will take 50-60 minutes.

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