Arrive in Angouleme via Lille on Eurostar/TGV from St. Pancras International, from Paris’ Charles de Gaulle airport or from Paris Montparnasse station. There is a dedicated bus connection to Brantome from Angouleme or we can send a taxi to Angouleme for you. Or, if you are already in Paris, come by train - either the new TGV which gets you to Bordeaux in 2 hours then change to Perigueux/Thivers or from Gare d’Austerlitz direct to Limoges and on to Thiviers.
Thiviers is our local station and is 20 minutes away from the Villars. We can arrange to collect you from there. Trains arrive in Thiviers from Limoges and from Bordeaux. From Bordeaux airport, take the Jet shuttle bus to the train station, where a train will take you to Perigueux and change for Thiviers.
Limoges airport is a splendid, small and efficient local airport. There are flights to and from Stansted, East Midlands (Nottingham), Liverpool, Southampton, Paris and Brussels. Connections can be made from Dublin, Belfast, Glasgow, Manchester and Edinburgh.
For 2016 from Limoges the fllowing are available (correct at time of publishing)
From London Stansted on Ryanair every day except Tuesdays
From Nottingham on Ryanair every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
From Southampton on Flybe every day except Wednesday (May to September)
From Manchester on Ryanair every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
From Bristol on Ryanair every Monday and Friday
From Leeds Bradford on Ryanair every Thursday and Sunday
From Birmingham on Flybe every Wednesday and Saturday (May to October)
Bergerac airport is also close by (1 hour and 15 minutes) - easy for you to drive to us from, renting a car at the airport. You can fly to Bergerac from Gatwick, Manchester, Edinburgh, Exeter, Bristol, Leeds, Newcastle, Nottingham or Glasgow
Or try Gatwick, Birmingham, Luton or Dublin to Bordeaux.
From the USA and Canada: Check out flights into Paris, London or Brussels - and connect to Bordeaux. From Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris, come on to the Chateau by TGV train (Charles de Gaulle airport to Angouleme for example). And if originating in Canada, check out flights through Montreal to Paris.
Airlines: Ryanair, EasyJet, Aer Lingus, British Airways, Air France, Flybe, Jet2
Airports: Limoges Airport, Bordeaux Airport, Bergerac Airport
GPS -45.418398, 0.753679
Fly to us and rent a car: we are approximately 60 minutes from Limoges airport or Limoges St. Benedictin train station. Bordeaux airport is about 2 hours away by car.
At any of the airports, you can easily rent a car. Hertz, Europcar, Avis
Drive to us and take the tunnel: www.eurotunnel.com/uk
Drive to us and take the ferry: We are 7 hours 30 minutes from Calais and about 6 hours from St. Malo, Caen or Le Havre. www.brittanyferries.co
If you are driving and need directions, we can send these to you or use ViaMichelin.
(There are many Villars in France we are Villars - 24530)
EASY TO REACH
Villars can be easily reached from airports at Limoges (1hr), Bergerac (1h15) and Bordeaux (2h15). Trains arrive at Angoulême (1hr) or Thiviers (20mins). Having a car in Villars does allow you the flexibilty to explore the area. However if you prefer not to drive or hire a car, please ask about airport/train station pick ups.
Please contact us should you need any assistance planning you journey.