Shenten Dargye Ling

Yungdrung Bön

How to reach the center


By road

From Paris take the A10 motorway towards Chartres
then get on Motorway A11 towards Nantes - Angers
A little before Angers take the A85 motorway towards Saumur
Take exit no.2 towardsd Longué, Jumelles (toll from Paris : 23,50€)
Got to Longué and follow the signs to Blou.

keep on D938 for 1,8kms
turn left and keep on N147 for 1,8kms
turn left onto Route de Blou/D53 for 250 metres
keep on D53 for 1 km
turn right and keep on D206 for 2 kms

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Before arriving in Blou you will see a large sequoïa tree close to a small chateau. This is it.
The entrance is by the car park.

By train

The nearest station is Saumur (15kms)
There are many connections with Paris, either via Angers (TGV + TER) or via Tours (TGV or Corail + TER)

It takes between 1h40 and 2h30 by TGV and costs between 41 and 56€. Make sure you use the right station, TGV leave from Paris-Montparnasse.
N.B. there is one TGV per day direct Paris-Montparnasse to Saumur. Departure 18h40 (6.40p.m.) arrival 20h29 (8.29p.m.)

The Corail trains take longer (approx. 3 hrs) but cost less : 32€. Make sure you use the right station, Corail from Paris-Austerlitz.
Taxis charge about 30€ from Saumur station to Blou, in the daytime.

By bus

There is one line ANJOUBUS from Saumur station to Blou village

winter timetable:

Saumur >> Noyant line 16



SAUMUR, Gare SNCF 17.57

BLOU, Place de l’Ormeau 18:16

Noyant >> Saumur


BLOU, Place de l’Ormeau 14.14

SAUMUR, Gare SNCF 14.35










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