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By Air

There are now several low-cost operators offering cheap flights to the Dordogne, the easiest airport of which is Bergerac located only 20 mins away. Depending on the time of year, they include:

 

FlyBe

Southampton (SOU) - Bergerac (EGC)

Exeter (EXE) - Bergerac (EGC)

Bristol (BRS) - Bergerac (EGC)

Birmingham (BHX) - Bergerac (EGC)

Bristol (BRS) - Bordeaux (BOR)

Southampton (SOU) - Bordeaux (BOR)

 

 

 

 

Ryanair

Stansted (STD) - Bergerac (EGC)

Liverpool (LPL) - Bergerac (EGC)

 

British Airways

London Gatwick (LGW) - Bordeaux (BOR)

 

There are an abundance of regular low-cost flights between major UK Airports & South-West France: London-Stansted and Bergerac (Ryanair) Southampton and Bergerac (Flybe) Bristol and Bergerac (Flybe) Cardiff and Toulouse (Bmibaby) East Midlands and Toulouse (Bmibaby) The above are just a sample. Additional routes between the Midlands and Bergerac are planned to become operational soon. There are also flights from Nottingham East Midlands to Bordeaux and Toulouse and from Manchester to Bordeaux.Les Roches is only 20 minutes drive from Bergerac, 1.5 hours drive from Bordeaux and 2 hours drive from Toulouse.

 

By Train

Regular Eurostar train services run from London-Waterloo to Lille and a TGV (high speed train) from the same station in Lille to Bordeaux (total journey time 9 hrs).

 

Alternatively, there is a TGV from Lille to Libourne where you can change to a train that takes you directly to Bergerac (from Bergerac it is only 15 minutes drive to Les Roches). There are also connections that take you to Marmande, a thirty minute drive away.

 

EuroStar at www.eurostar.com

 

SNCF at www.sncf.com

 

at www.raileurope.com

 

By Ferry

 

at www.poferries.com

P & O Stena operate regular Ferry crossings from Dover/Portsmouth to Calais/Cherbourg/Le Havre.

 

at www.SeaFrance.com

operate regular services from Dover to Calais.

 

at www.BrittanyFerries.co.uk

Operating regular crossings:

Cork - Roscoff

Plymouth - Roscoff

Poole - Cherbourg

Portsmouth - St-Malo / Cherbourg / Caen

We find that the most relaxing start to the holiday is Portsmouth to St Malo, a longer ferry journey but then only a six hour drive through to Les Roches.

at www.hoverspeed.co.uk

Dover - Calais in an hour, with prices from £29 each way for a car plus five passengers.

 

at www.eurotunnel.co.uk

Only 35 minutes, travelling from Folkestone to Calais, from £49 for a car.

 

Car

 

Travelling through France is a breeze on the autoroutes. There are excellent route cards for customisation here:

 

at www.viamichelin.com

 

at www.mappy.co.uk

 

Care Hire

 

For Bergerac, we recommend Sophie at Apolo (part of the UCAR franchise) - she is very reasonably priced, has less of a queue when flights come in, speaks good English, and is an alround top girl! Please mention our name if you call her - it all helps in getting the best service for guests!

Her details are: tel +33 (0) 5 53 61 08 16

31 bd Victor Hugo
Bergerac
24100

 

Alternatives available at Bordeaux and / or Bergerac are:

at www.hertz.com

at www.europcar.com

at www.avis.com

 

 

Hotels en Route

 

at www.hotelformule1.com

at www.accor.com

at www.hotels.com

at www.ibishotel.com

at www.envergure.fr/pclassefr

at www.etaphotel.com

 


See Also...,

Why Buy Here?

The Discreet Portfolio

Overview of the Dordogne

About Us

Buying through us

 

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