ATM’s are widely available in Europe. There is no need to get travelers checks or exchange money in advance. Get cash at the Airport as soon as you clear customs, just follow the signs for “distributuer de billets”
RENTING A CAR
We recommend AutoEurope for car rentals, and they have a pick-up right in Louviers or at Charles de Gaulle Airport. Special offers are often available only on the Internet (www.autoeurope.com). Their toll-free number in the U.S. is 1.800.223.5555. Manual transmissions are the normal in Europe. If you require an automatic transmission you will pay additional charges but you must request an automatic transmission when making your reservation.
You can hire a taxi at the airport in Paris to go directly to Louviers. The cost is about €183 for a one-way trip from Charles de Gaulle to Louviers.
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Arriving By Car From Charles de Gaulle Airport
Take the A1—direction Nanterre—then the A86, then the A14-Rouen. The A-14 will become the A-13, proceed as below to exit, number 18, Louviers.
Arriving By Car From Paris
If you already have a car, take the A13 from Paris, direction Rouen, past Poissy, Mantes-la-Jolie, Vernon, Gaillon. Get off at the Louviers exit, number 18, and go to the stop. Turn left, direction Louviers centre-ville, and go straight. Pass through one stop light and two round-abouts. At the third round-about, turn left, direction Evreaux, this is avenue Henri Dunant .
Louviers is about 103 kilometers from Paris and the trip takes about 1 hour and 10 minutes. There are two tolls for about $4.50 (U.S.). Use your credit card to pay the toll (Peage) lanes marked cartes.
Arriving By Train
If you are coming to Louviers by train, you will depart from the Grandes Lignes at Gare St. Lazare (up top, not underground in the Metro) in central Paris. When buying your ticket, specify your destination as Val de Reuil. Ride the train to Val de Reuil, get off the train, and catch a taxi outside to Le Pavillon. The morning train leaves at 8:16 a.m. It arrives in Val de Reuil at 9:47 a.m. The noon train arrives at 1:13 p.m.
The fare is about $33 (U.S.). The trip takes about 1 hour and 25 minutes.
You can view schedule information and/or buy a train ticket on line using the French National Railways (SNCF) site.