Travel

There are a variety of ways of getting to the Dordogne – flying, the cross channel ferry, the Channel Tunnel or the train.

By Sea

Coming to this part of France involves a long journey by car – but the motorways are good and not busy. Or you can take a more leisurely drive on the smaller roads and enjoy the French scenery. Ferry Operators across the English Channel are:

  • Brittany Ferries – Portsmouth to St Malo, Caen, Le Havre and Cherbourg – Poole to Cherbourg – Plymouth to Roscoff and St Malo – Cork to Roscoff
    (We are members of the Brittany Ferries Property Owners Travel Club. By using our membership number you will be offered up to 10% discount on your fare. Ask us for further details.)
  • P & O Ferries – Dover to Calais – Hull to Rotterdam or Zeebrugge – Dublin to Liverpool
  • Condor Ferries – Portsmouth to Cherbourg – Poole and Weymouth to St Malo via the Channel Islands
  • LD Lines – Portsmouth to Le Havre – Newhaven to Dieppe – Dover to Dunkirk and Calais – Rosslare to Saint-Nazaire

By Air

If you choose to fly to either Bordeaux (1.25 hours) or Bergerac (40 minutes) you will need to hire a car as Le Grand Bost is in the country. Flight Operators to this part of France are:

  • Flybe – to Bergerac from Aberdeen, Belfast, Birmingham, Dublin, Edinburgh, Exeter, Glasgow, Leeds, Gatwick, Manchester, Newcastle and Southampton – some of these flights are not direct and some are seasonal
  • Easyjet – to Bordeaux from Belfast, Bristol, Liverpool, Gatwick and Luton
  • Ryanair – To Bergerac from Bristol, East Midlands, Liverpool and Stansted
  • British Airways – to Bordeaux from Gatwick, to Bergerac from London City
  • Aer Lingus – to Bordeaux from Dublin
  • Jet2 – to Bergerac from Leeds Bradford and Manchester


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