Getting Here

We are located in the small hamlet of La Brousse on the Charente/Dordogne border in the SW of France, approximately 48km (40 mins) south of Angoulême, and about 2.5km south west of the village of Saint-Séverin (16390).

 

BY CAR

There are excellent motorway links from all major ports: St Malo (5hrs), Caen (5hrs), Le Havre (5:30hrs), Cherbourg (6hrs), Dieppe (6hrs), Roscoff (6:30hrs) and Calais (7:30hrs). There are various ferry companies serving the ports, or the Eurotunnel service runs from Folkestone to Calais. There is a good www.directferries.co.uk/ferries_from_england_to_france which lists all the various routes from the UK to France. We also recommend checking out the following website, which contains everything you need to know about driving in France: www.drive-france.com

Driving from Angouleme:
Follow the D674 to Montmoreau-Saint-Cybard (approx. 30km) then the D709 to Saint Severin (approx. 17km). From Saint Severin, take the D17 towards Aubeterre sur Dronne and after 2.3km, you will see a small turning on you left signposted to 'La Brousse' and also 'Zenith Vacances'. Turn left here and follow the lane for approximately 600m up into the hamlet until you reach a t-junction, turn left and we are the last property on the right, no. 13. Parking is on the gravelled area opposite.

Guests of Les Cimes des Arbres can save 20% off their Brittany Ferry crossing - more details here www.holidayfrancedirect.co.uk/discounted-travel. If you book our gite through Brittany Ferries' accommodation website www.holidayfrancedirect.co.uk, you will pay an additional £29 booking fee but be eligible for 20% off a ferry crossing with them, which may work out cheaper overall for you. Just search for property ref. PC005307 and follow their booking instructions.

Useful websites:
www.poferries.com
www.dfdsseaways.eu
www.eurotunnel.com
www.brittany-ferries.co.uk

 

BY PLANE

Our nearest airports are Bergerac (1 hr), Bordeaux (1.5 hrs), Limoges and Poitiers (2 hrs). The following airlines fly to these airports from locations across the UK. Not all routes operate all year round and routes can change, so please check direct with the airlines for the most up-to-date information.

From Birmingham:
FlyBe to Bergerac

From Bristol:
RyanAir to Limoges and Bergerac
EasyJet to Bordeaux

From East Midlands:
RyanAir to Limoges and Bergerac

From Edinburgh:
RyanAir to Poitier and Bordeaux
FlyBe to Bergerac

From Exeter:
FlyBe to Bergerac

From Glasgow:
EasyJet to Bordeaux

From Leeds Bradford:
Jet2 to Bergerac

From Liverpool:
RyanAir to Bergerac
EasyJet to Bordeaux

From London:
RyanAir to Bergerac, Poitiers, Limoges and Bordeaux
EasyJet to Bordeaux
British Airways to Bergerac, Bordeaux and Limoges

From Manchester:
FlyBe to Bergerac

From Southampton:
FlyBe to Bergerac

 

Driving from Bergerac:
Follow the ring-road (D936) counter clock-wise to the north of Bergerac and pick up the D709 to Mussidan and then to Riberac (approx. 60km). From Riberac, keep on the D709 to Saint Severin (approx. 13km) then follow directions as above in 'driving from Angouleme'.

Driving from Bordeaux:
Follow the ring-road (A630) clock-wise to the north of Bordeaux and pick up the A89 (toll) towards Perigueux. Come off at junction 11 for Coutras (approx. 68km) and follow the D261 and then the D674 to La Roche Chalais (approx. 20km). From La Roche Chalais, take the D5 to Saint Aulaye, then the D17 to Aubeterre sur Dronne (approx. 22km). From Aubeterre, follow the D17 towards Saint Severin for approximately 6km. Go past a turning on your right to Petit Bersac and through the S-bend immediately after, and you will see a a small turning on you right signposted to 'La Brousse' and also 'Zenith Vacances'. Then follow directions as above in 'driving from Angouleme'.

Driving from Limoges:
Follow signs to Angouleme, then directions as above in 'driving from Angouleme'.

Driving from Poitiers:
Follow signs to Angouleme, then directions as above in 'driving from Angouleme'.


Useful websites:
www.jet2.com
www.flybe.com
www.british-airways.com
www.ryanair.com
www.easyjet.com


BY TRAIN

Take the Eurostar from London St Pancras, Ebbsfleet or Ashford to Calais and then Paris, and then the TGV to Angoulême or Montmoreau.  This takes about 5 to 7 hours and can be made as a single booking.

Useful websites:
www.voyages-sncf.com
www.eurostar.com


CAR HIRE

We live in rural France - local public transport is extremely limited and consequently we advise that a car is ESSENTIAL. You can book your car hire in advance from the airports and train stations, try: Avis, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz or other major car hire companies.  

Useful websites:
www.rentalcars.com
www.enterprise.co.uk
www.hertz.co.uk
www.avis.co.uk
www.europcar.co.uk