Getting To The Gite in Dordogne

The gite is situated in Dordogne in the South West of France.

Map showing the region of Dordogne France, highlighted, south of Limoges, north of Toulouse and east of Bordeaux

Map showing the region of Dordogne France, highlighted, south of Limoges, north of Toulouse and east of Bordeaux

The gite is between Limoges and Bergerac, in the south west of France.  The gite below is shown relative to the (numerous) nearest airports:

Map showing the airports to get to the Gite in Dordogne

Airports Near The Gite:  Map showing the airports to get to the Gite in Dordogne

Flying To The Gite:

Your 4 best airport options for flying to the gite (in the following order, best first) are;

  1. Limoges
  2. Brive La Gaillard
  3. Bergerac
  4. Bordeaux

The closest airport is Limoges International Airport, which is 6km west of Limoges.  It is about 50 minutes from the gite farmhouse.  Map location here.  It is a small airport so don’t expect all the trimmings of a large airport.  There is a restaurant bar and a small shop.  For quickly getting to and from our gite farmhouse, this is your best option if you can get the flights.  There is a small car hire depot.

You can get to Limoges using RyanAir from London Stansted, East Midlands, Bristol, Leeds Bradford, Liverpool and Manchester. FlyBe go from Southampton to Limoges.


Brive La Gaillard is 1 hour 20 minutes from the house.

AirFrance fly from Birmingham but are not cheap!  RyanAir fly from London Stansted to Brive, however if you can fly from Stansted, you’re better going to Limoges because this is much closer to the gite villa.


Bergerac Airport is 1 hour 50 minutes from the gite.  Again, this is a small airport, only slightly larger than Limoges.  Perfectly adequate for getting to and from the gite farmhouse.  You can hire a car from here too. Map is here.

RyanAir fly to Bergerac from London Stansted, East Midlands, Bristol and Liverpool.  Flybe goes from Birmingham, Southampton, Exeter and Edinburgh.  Jet2 fly from Manchester and Leeds Bradford.


Bordeaux-Merignac Airport is about 2 and a half hours drive from the gite farmhouse so is only wise to use if Limoges, Brive or Bergerac airports don’t have the flights you need.  It is a much larger airport with more amenities and a large car hire pool. Map is here.

FlyBe go to Bordeaux from Southampton and Birmingham. EasyJet go to Bordeaux from Gatwick, London Southend, Luton, Bristol, Liverpool and Manchester.


Driving To The Gite:

You can of course drive all the way from home to the gite farmhouse.  It is not a small trip.  It is about 6 hours 50 minutes from Calais or if you are getting the ferry, it is about 5 hours 30 minutes from Caen, 6 hours from St Malo and about 6 hours from Le Havre.  More specific directions (and tips) are available after booking.


You can get the international train to Limoges and then to St Yrieix La Perche.  You will most likely want some form of transport to get around and enjoy the local amenities so you may want to hire a car in St Yrieix if you havent already got one.

St Yrieix Car Hire

There are 2 car hire options that we know of here, being Europcar (15 minute walk from the train station) and Garage Bayonne ( – 4km north of St Yrieix, on the road towards Limoges).  You could get a taxi to either.

Travel Cost:

We have found that it is cheaper to fly if there are 3 people or fewer.  If more than 3 people, it is cheaper to drive, although you may prefer the simplicity of flying.


Head to St Yrieix La Perche or Jumilhac Le Grand.  For security reasons, we only give out the specific exact address once a full booking has been made, to avoid nosey visitors just having a look.  This means that when you’re there on holiday at the gite, you have a peaceful, uninterrupted holiday.


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