Getting to Le Rucher by Road

Here's a Map to Le Rucher

Le Rucher is in France, 5km (3 miles) west of the Swiss border, and 18 km from the center of Geneva. We are less than 1 km east of the centre of the village of Tutegny.  We have white walls bordering our entrance with a brown gate (always open) and our main building is the only pink building in this area. There is no sign. If you are extremely observant (and going slow enough), you might just catch our address posted on the white wall: 2067.

IF YOU DRIVE FROM THE NORTH OF FRANCE, come across the Jura mountain range: Follow the N5 through Morez, the Col de la Faucille and Gex at the foot of the Jura; stay on the N5 and on the first roundabout in Gex turn left (almost like a U turn) onto Avenue des Alpes (Direction Divonne). Go to the 2nd traffic light and turn right. Follow this road out of town and up a hill. Near the top of the hill the road Y's. Be sure to stay to the right on Route de Pitegny. At the stop sign, go straight across. Follow Route de Pitegny to the end. At the T junction, turn left onto Route de Tutegny (Direction Grilly). You are now in downtown Tutegny! Drive through Tutegny. We are the last buildings on the left with farmland across the street from us. If you run out of buildings, turn around and go back to the first driveway (with white walls).

IF YOU DRIVE FROM THE WEST OF FRANCE, use the A40 or N84 to Bellegarde. Then follow the N206, turning off to Collonges. Follow D984 to Gex. 5km after Chevry look for right turn signed Geneva and Cessy. After 1 km cross the N5 for Cessy. Take the 3rd exit out of the next roundabout and go past the church. Then turn right at the T-junction and right again at the roundabout. Take the 1st left, signposted Tutegny. Drive through Tutegny. We are the last buildings on the left with farmland across the street from us. If you run out of buildings, turn around and go back to the first driveway (with white walls).

IF YOU DRIVE FROM SWITZERLAND, from Lausanne on the N1 motorway towards Geneva, pass the Nyon turnoff, take the very next turnoff for Divonne/Coppet. At the exit traffic lights turn right towards Divonne and the French border (600 m from there). Go across the border. Go straight across the first roundabout. Turn left at the 2nd roundabout toward Grilly. At the next roundabout, continue straight across. Go through the village of Grilly. At the first small road outside of Grilly (you'll see a wooden cross standing at this turnoff) fork right toward Tutegny. We are 0,8km further on the right, immediately after the Tutegny sign. We are the first buildings on the right. If you get into a residential area, you have gone too far. Turn around and go back to the last driveway with buildings on the left.

IF YOU ARE TRAVELLING FROM GENEVA, go to the Ferney-Voltaire Douane (tunnel under the airport) and follow the N5 (signposted Gex) through Ferney, Ornex, Segny. 2km after Segny turn right for Cessy/Dechetterie, straight across at the roundabout, and at T-junction turn left and immediately right for Tutegny. Drive through Tutegny. We are the last buildings on the left with farmland across the street from us. If you run out of buildings, turn around and go back to the first driveway (with white walls).