Getting there is easy!
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:
Southampton (SOU) - Bergerac (EGC)
Bristol (BRS) - Bergerac (EGC)
Birmingham (BHX) - Bergerac (EGC)
Bristol (BRS) - Bordeaux (BOR)
Southampton (SOU) - Bordeaux (BOR)
Stansted (STD) - Bergerac (EGC)
Liverpool (LPL) - Bergerac (EGC)
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.
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
P & O Stena operate regular Ferry crossings from Dover/Portsmouth to Calais/Cherbourg/Le Havre.
Dedicated ferries to France on all routes
Operating regular crossings:
Cork - Roscoff
Plymouth - Roscoff
Poole - Cherbourg
Portsmouth - St-Malo / Cherbourg / Caen
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.
Dover - Calais in an hour, with prices from £29 each way for a car plus five passengers.
Only 35 minutes, travelling from Folkestone to Calais, from £49 for a car.
Travelling through France is a breeze on the autoroutes. There are excellent route cards for customisation here: (NB set the destination as Fonroque, postcode 24500)
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
Alternatives available at Bordeaux and / or Bergerac are:
Hotels en Route
Bergerac Roumaniere Airport
Phone +33(0)5 188.8.131.52
Location: The airport is located 6km (4miles) form Bergerac.
Bergerac Taxis tel:
+33 (0)5 53 26 32 32. Will provide transport
There is an Information Desk in the terminal
The Airport Hotel has some facilities for business meetings.
The airport is wheelchair accessible
Call Sophie (English spoken) at UCAR on:
+33 (0)5 53 61 08 16
+33 (0)5 53 57 72 48
English owners Arthur & Tina Seymour. Gite Les Roches 24500 Fonroque Nr Eymet Dordogne France Europe
tel: +44 (1892) 619 065 firstname.lastname@example.org
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