Getting here

By Road

Considering the Dordogne is two thirds of the way down France, it is actually very cheap to reach by road due to the 280km stretch of A20 Autoroute which is toll free. To plan a route across France, visit www.autoroutes.fr 


Various ferry routes can be taken from the UK including Dover-Calais, Poole-Cherbourg, Portsmouth-Caen, Newhaven-Dieppe or the more rapid Eurotunnel from Folkstone to Calais.


We usually take a Newhaven-Dieppe crossing, travelling through Rouen, Évreux, Châtres on good Route Nationals (RN's), joining the A10 Autoroute just above Orléans. From here, we proceed down the A71 and then the free A20, exiting at Souillac (which is just 15km from the house). This only has an approximate peage cost of 15 Euros (one-way).  Whichever way you come, you will be looking at 7-8 hours of driving in France. The property is very easy to find and full instructions from Souillac or your destination airport will be given.


By Air

The nearest airports to the house are Bergerac (1 hour) and Brive-Souillac (30 mins) which opened June 2010 but still has limited flights. Limoges and Toulouse (both about 2 hours) are also convenient as they both offer easy/fast routes along the A20 auroroute (Toulouse from the south and Limoges from the north). Other close airports are Rodez and Bordeaux.  All are detailed below with main operators from the UK and Ireland.


UPDATED FOR 2020 Season


Bergerac (EGC) - 1 hour driving time to the house
Jet2 www.jet2.com from Birmingham (BHX), Leeds Bradford (LBA), London Stanstead (STN) and Manchester (MAN)
Ryanair www.ryanair.com from London Stanstead (STN), East Midlands (EMA), Bristol (BRS) and Liverpool (LPL)


Brive-Souillac (BVE) - 30 mins driving time to the house
Ryanair www.ryanair.com from London Stanstead (STN)


Limoges (LIG) - 1 hour 50 mins driving time to the house (easy route)
Ryanair www.ryanair.com from London Stanstead (STN), Bristol (BRS), East Midlands (EMA), Manchester (MAN) and Leeds Bradford (LBA)


Toulouse (TLS) - 2 hours driving time to the house
Easyjet www.easyjet.com from Gatwick (LGW), Bristol (BRS)
Ryanair www.ryanair.com from Stanstead (STN), Edinburgh (EDI) and Dublin (DUB)
British Airways www.ba.com from London Heathrow (LHR)


Bordeaux (BOD) - 2 hours 30 mins driving time to the house
Ryanair www.ryanair.com from London Stanstead (STN), Edinburgh (EDI), Manchester (MAN), Cork (ORK) and Dublin (DUB)
Easyjet www.easyjet.com from Gatwick (LGW), Bristol (BRS), Luton (LTN)


By Train

The nearest train station to the house is Souillac which is just 13km away, about a 12min car journey. It is most convenient to take a taxi, although there is a local bus (Ligne 6) that runs from Soulliac station through to Sarlat, the stop local to the house being CARLUX-Rouffillac bourg.


Souillac station is well connected to the North and South, allowing you to take a direct train to Paris (Paris Austerlitz) or Limoges to connect to flights or continue a train journey. For timetables and prices visit www.sncf.com or download the Oui.sncf app which is excellent.