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How to get there – France

Loire Valley

Atlantic Coast / Aquitaine

Dordogne

Provence

Canal du Midi

Alsace


LOIRE VALLEY

Destinations (with relevant public transport information)

Tours – 1: Train, via Paris or Lille (Eurostar/TGV). 2: Fly to Tours, Poitiers or Paris.
Blois – 1: Train from Tours or Paris. 2: Fly to Tours, Poitiers or Paris.
Chitenay – 1: Train from Tours or Paris to Blois, then taxi to Chitenay. 2: Fly to Tours, Poitiers or Paris.
Saumur – 1: Train from Tours or Paris. 2: Fly to Tours, Poitiers or Paris.
Orléans – 1: Train from Tours or Paris. 2: Fly to Tours or Paris.
Angers – 1: Train from Tours or Paris. 2: Fly to Tours, Poitiers or Paris.

Please see below for more detailed information on options available.

By Rail:

By Air:

By Car:

    Use Ferry or Tunnel.  Distance Calais – Tours: 325 miles using toll roads.
Long term parking can usually be arranged (we can advise likely charges).

This information is correct as at December 2017.


ATLANTIC COAST / AQUITAINE

Destinations (with relevant public transport information)

La Rochelle – 1: Train, via Paris (Eurostar/TGV) 
                            2: Fly to La Rochelle, Poitiers or Nantes.

Cognac – 1: Train, via Paris (Eurostar/TGV/regional train) 
                            2: Fly to La Rochelle, Poitiers or Bordeaux.

Please see below for more detailed information on options available.

By Rail:

By Air:

By Car:

    Use Ferry or Tunnel.  Distance Calais – La Rochelle: 430 miles using toll roads (or St Malo – La Rochelle 198 miles).Calais – Cognac 495 miles using toll roads (or St Malo – Cognac 280 miles)
 
Long term parking can usually be arranged. (We can advise likely charges.)

This information is correct as of December 2017. 


DORDOGNE

Destinations (with relevant public transport information)

Souillac – 1: Train, via Paris (Eurostar/TGV/local service) to Souillac.
                     2: Fly to Brive Dordogne Valley, Paris or Limoges.

Please see below for more detailed information on options available.

By Rail:

By Air:

By Car:

    Use Ferry or Tunnel.  Distance Calais – Souillac: 497 miles using toll roads
Long term parking can usually be arranged (we can advise likely charges).

This information is correct as at December 2017.


PROVENCE

Destinations (with relevant public transport information)

Orange – 1: Train, via Paris or Lille and Avignon (Eurostar/TGV/local service) to Orange.
                   2: Fly to Avignon, Marseille, Nîmes or Montpellier.

Arles and Aigues-Mortes – 1: Train, via Paris or Lille and Avignon (Eurostar/TGV/local service) 
                   2: Fly to Avignon, Marseille, Nîmes or Montpellier.

Please see below for more detailed information on options available.

By Rail:

By Air:

 By Car:

    Use Ferry or Tunnel.  Distance Calais – Orange: 593 miles using toll roads. .  Calais – Arles 646 miles using toll roads.  
Long term parking can usually be arranged (we can advise likely charges).

This information is correct as at December 2017.


LANGUEDOC/CANAL DU MIDI

Destinations (with relevant public transport information)

Carcassonne – 1: Train, via Paris or Lille and Toulouse or Montpellier (Eurostar/TGV/local service) to Carcassonne.
                               2: Fly to Carcassonne, Toulouse or Béziers-Cap d’Agde airports.

Please see below for more detailed information on options available.

By Rail:

By Air:

By Car:

Use Ferry or Tunnel.  Distance Calais – Carcassonne: 654 miles using toll roads.
Long term parking can usually be arranged (we can advise likely charges).

This information is correct as at December 2017.


ALSACE

Destinations (with relevant public transport information)

Strasbourg – 1: Train via Paris or Lille (Eurostar/TGV).
                           2: Fly to Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg (best for UK flights and onward connections by rail) or Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden in Germany.

Please see below for more detailed information on options available.

By Rail:

By Air:

By Car:

Use Ferry or Tunnel. Distance Calais – Strasbourg: 384 miles using toll roads.
Long term parking can usually be arranged (we can advise likely charges).

Other Information:


USEFUL CONTACTS

Rail contacts

www.voyages-sncf.com – French Railways (timetables and online ticketing in English)
www.eurostar.com – Eurostar 034312 186 186 (£10 call fee applies to telephone bookings)
www.seat61.com – Seat 61 (an excellent independent site giving information on rail travel across Europe)

Flight contacts (please note that telephone calls made to some airlines are at premium rates)
If you can, it is often worth checking alternative days (days or weeks), as sometimes you can save money by adding an extra day to the start or end of your trip.

www.airfrance.co.uk – Air France 0871 663 3777
www.ba.com – British Airways 0844 493 0787 (NB Bookings made over the telephone carry a £5 booking fee per person per ticket)
www.cityjet.com – Cityjet 0871 663 3777
www.easyjet.com – easyjet 0843 104 5000
www.flybe.com – Flybe 0871 700 2000
www.jet2.com – Jet2 0871 226 1737
www.ryanair.com – Ryanair 0871 246 0000
www.vueling.com – Vueling +44 090 5078 1000

Airport websites – including local shuttle bus and taxi information.

www.tours.aeroport.fr/ – Tours Val de Loire
www.poitiers.aeroport.fr/en – Poitiers-Biard
www.parisaeroport.fr – Paris Charles de Gaulle and Orly airports
www.larochelle.aeroport.fr – La Rochelle/Ile de Ré
www.nantes.aeroport.fr – Nantes Atlantique
www.bordeaux.aeroport.fr – Bordeaux
www.aeroport-brive-vallee-dordogne.com/en – Brive Dordogne Valley
www.avignon.aeroport.fr/en/ – Avignon Provence
www.aeroport-nimes.fr – Nîmes 
www.montpellier.aeroport.fr – Montpellier
www.aeroport-carcassonne.com/en/ – Carcassonne
www.beziers.aeroport.fr/ – Béziers
www.toulouse.aeroport.fr – Toulouse-Blagnac 
www.strasbourg.aeroport.fr – Strasbourg
www.euroairport.com – Euroairport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg
www.baden-airpark.de – Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden

Some flights are daily, others only fly on certain days of the week or are summer services only.  Please check carefully, particularly for return flights at the end of the holiday.

Please note that rail and flight contacts are for your convenience and no endorsement is intended.


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