IMPORTANT TRAVEL UPDATE
From the beginning of 2021 ensure that you have at least 6 months on your passport before travelling to France.
Montignac is well served by the following airports:
Limoges approx 1 hour 50 minutes drive to Montignac
Bergerac approx 1 hour 30 minutes drive (Flights to Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, East Midlands, Exeter, Leeds Bradford, Liverpool, London City, London Stansted and Manchester)
Brive Souillac approx 45 minutes drive
Bordeaux approx 2 hours drive
Toulouse approx 2 hours 30 minutes drive
Car hire is available at all these airports. Airport pick up can sometimes be arranged.
The cheapest flights are usually Ryanair who fly to:-
Brive from London Stansted only
Bergerac from Bournemouth, Bristol, East Midlands, Liverpool and London Stansted
Limoges from Bristol, East Midlands, Leeds Bradford, London Stansted and Manchester
Bordeaux from Cork, Dublin and Edinburgh.
Easyjet now operate two flights a week from Gatwick to Limoges.
Check you have the correct driving documentation at gov.uk/guidance/driving-in-the-eu
Montignac is approximately a 10 hour drive from Calais. Speak to David to discuss alternative crossings and best routes.
Fastest channel crossing is the Eurotunnel.
Cheapest ferry crossings are usually DFDS Seaways.
You can cross:-
Dover to Calais
Dover to Dunkerque
Newhaven to Dieppe
Portsmouth to Le Havre
or P and O ferries. The cheapest crossing is from Dover to Dunkerque.
Montignac does not have a railway station or a good public transport system. There are just a few very infrequent buses in term time mainly to take students to and from college. However it is possible to get to Brive by train from Paris. Other nearby railway stations are Perigueux and Condat. Railway pick up can be arranged. It is possible to have an enjoyable holiday at ‘Les Granges’ without a car or using bikes and some guests do this. Montignac has a very good choice of restaurants, cafes and shops all within easy walking distance but a car is preferable and necessary for visiting other towns and sites of interest.