How to get here
There are many cross-Channel ferry routes from the UK to France. The most popular include:
Dover - Calais
Dover - Dunkirk
Newhaven - Dieppe
Portsmouth - Le Havre
Portsmouth - Caen
Poole - Cherbourg
Plymouth - Roscoff
The tunnel is also quick and easy. Joining the excellent French motorway network is very straightforward, whichever crossing you take. It will take approx 10.5 hours driving to reach us.
This is where we are on google maps - our coordinates are 44.509440 and 0.386037. The nearest town is St Barthélemy d’Agenais or Labretonie.
The two nearest airports are Bergerac and Bordeaux, about an hour and a quarter/an hour and half respectively from our gite. Both Easyjet and Ryan Air fly to Bergerac and Bordeaux from airports including Stanstead, Bristol, Luton, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Belfast, Liverpool and Gatwick.
Please note that a local family company can offer to drive you and your family to and from the airport for 45 euros each way (2015 prices). This is considerably cheaper than hiring a taxi.
Car hire is easy from the airport with our recommended car hire company Buggs, which will ensure you avoid the queues and always get a great deal from a local company. Please see our link below:
We have also arranged preferential rates with Rhinocarhire.com and our guests can save up to 10% off standard rates, Rhino offer a very competitive service and wide range of cars from all of the leading rental agents. Discount code will be included on booking confirmation, or please contact us for more information. Please see our link below:
If you are driving you may want to stop-over; it's wise to book up well in advance as lots of families have the same idea. Some places we can recommend where we have stayed and which have pools are as follows:
Our Gite is South East of the village of St Bartholémy-d'Agenais
Coat of Arms of Labretonie
St Bartholemy d'Agenais
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