La Renarde is in the Aube (Champagne) region of France, around 252 miles (407km) from Calais which is about a 3hr 45minute drive from Calais. The journey down is easy to follow over mainly motorway-standard roads. The nearest main town is Brienne Le Chateau which is close to the majestic Orient lake and forest. The town has everything you will need during your stay including shops, restaurants and bars. There is also a small tackle shop. The lake has a large stock of carp so can be classed as relatively easy although the lake does have fish to around 55-60lb. It’s a popular venue, and rightly so as, with excellent fishing, the basic requirements as far as facilities, and peace and quiet, it’s got something for everyone.