Getting Here

How to Get Here

Our houses are easily reached by car or by air.

By Car

Our houses are about 4 hours’ drive from St Malo, 5 hours from Le Havre or 7 hours from Calais.  The motorway brings you into Charente Maritime is the A10

The best route from Calais is via Boulogne, Rouen, Le Mans and Tours – simply follow the signs and you can’t go wrong.  It’s the motorway all the way (apart from going around Rouen) and brand new roads make the drive a pleasure and quicker than the route via Paris.


From North (A10): Take exit 36 off the A10 (signed Pons) and follow the road to Gemozac (D732).

If you arrive by air from Bordeaux, the directions are as follows:

From South (A10): Take exit 36 off the A10, which is sign posted Pons and follow the directions above.

If you arrive by air from La Rochelle take the dual carriageway (N237) to Rochefort where you have a choice of the quicker motorway route via the A837 and A10 to Pons as above or the shorter cross country route (initially signposted to Royan) via Le Gua and Saujon.

By Air

British Airways and Air France fly from main airports into Bordeaux

Manchester to Bordeaux
Birmingham to Bordeaux

Bristol to La Rochelle
Luton to Bordeaux.

Birmingham to La Rochelle & Bergerac
Southampton to La Rochelle, Bordeaux, Bergerac and Limoges
Bristol to Bordeaux & Bergerac
Norwich to Bordeaux
Exeter to Bergerac
Leeds Bradford to Bergerac

Stansted to La Rochelle & Poitiers
Dublin to La Rochelle
East Midlands to Limoges & Bergerac
Liverpool to Limoges & Bergerac