Directions to Etang le Fays from Calais (PDF, 180Kb)
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From Calais, take the A26/E15 to Reims. This road will be signposted A26/E17 further along. There is a Toll Plaza (Peages) about 20 miles from Calais where you collect a ticket. You pay for this ticket about 10 miles outside of Reims (currently €20.80).
At Reims, a new ring road has been opened linking the A26 with the A4 as shown in the image below. Currently the new road is not shown on your Sat-Nav so we have added an image of the route below. Continue on the A26 and collect a ticket at the New Toll Plaza. Follow the signs for Strasbourg and the new road re-joins the existing A4 to the East of Reims.
Rejoin the A26/E17 bearing right towards Troyes. Turn off towards Vitry Le Francois onto the N44. The toll booth for payment is just as you leave the motorway.
At Vitry Le Francois, take the N4 towards St Dizier. Stay on N4 until you see junction turn off for St Dizier, Troyes and Lac du Der (Note: this is not the first turn off you see for St Dizier). Turn right at next roundabout in direction of St Dizier, Lac du Der and Eclaron. At next roundabout, go straight across and join D384 towards Eclaron and Montier en Der.
At Montier en Der, follow road down into the town centre and carry straight on following directions for Wassy and Joinville on the D4 for approx 1/2 mile. Keep straight and follow directions to Robert Magny on the D173. After approximately 2 miles turn, left at T-junction towards Robert Magny and Wassy.
Go through the village of Robert Magny and at cross-roads, carry straight on in direction of Laneuville a Remy and Wassy (Rue du Fays - D182). Approx 100 yards after leaving Robert Magny you will see a gravel track immediately ahead of you (on sharp left hand bend) - This is the entrance to Etang Le Fays, which is 200 yards further on.
Driving time from Calais is approximately 4 - 5 hours.
The French Traffic Police tend to congregate at the toll plaza's and watch vehicles as they pass through. Please be aware that it is an offence not to wear a seat belt when the vehicle is moving. That includes rolling to a stop at the toll plaza and pulling away while trying to put the belt back on. This also includes all passengers in the vehicle. The Police will stop and fine you if they see this and they watch UK vehicles very carefully.