Gites, Bed and Breakfast
and Chambres d'Hote
to Let and Rent

About the region
Things to do nearby
Travelling by road?
Thinking of letting the train take the strain?
Prefer to fly?


For a detailed map, click here

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Travelling by road

There are many routes to take for your French holiday. They depend on where you are in the UK, and your preference for motorway or scenic routes. The choices for crossing the channel include:

  • Dover to Calais - ferry

  • Dover to Boulogne - hovercraft ferry

  • Folkestone to Calais - Euro tunnel

  • Portsmouth to St Malo - overnight ferry

  • Portsmouth to Caen - ferry

Try Brittany Ferries, Cheap Ferries, Condor Ferries, P&O Ferries UK, Sea France, Speed Ferries, and Eurotunnel


For detailed maps, distances, travel itineraries and hotel information, try Michelin, Map Info or Mappy

Real-time motorway traffic information for South West France is available here 

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Travelling by train

The station at Chalais is 4km away. We will collect you if you wish. The nearest station for the TGV (the high speed train) is Angoulême.

Book or see timetables online for the TGV

Eurostar bookings and timetables

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Flying from the UK

Flying to this part of South-west France from the UK, the nearest airport is Bergerac, with several daily cheap flights. However, Bordeaux is almost as close, and Limoges, La Rochelle and Poitiers are all within travelling distance. And other airports are being added.

  •  Ryanair flies to Bergerac, La Rochelle, Limoges and Poitiers

  •  Air France flies to 11 airports in  France, including Bordeaux, with flights departing from Newcastle, Gatwick; Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester, Heathrow, London City, Birmingham, Aberdeen, Southampton and Bristol

  •  BA flies to 8 French destinations including Bordeaux. BA flies from Gatwick, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Manchester, Heathrow, London City, Belfast, and Bristol

  • FlyBE go to Bordeaux from Bristol, Southampton and Norwich and to Bergerac from Bristol, Exeter, Southampton, Birmingham and Leeds

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