The Region and things to do...

The nearest large towns are Cahors and Figeac – wonderful for their markets and mediaeval buildings. Dramatic cliff-top villages and the exceptionally beautiful Lot and Célé rivers provide inspiration as well as opportunities for swimming, canoeing, walking, painting or just picnicking and lazing around. Horse-riding and tennis are available locally. The house has table tennis and badminton. In the summer many villages have a 'foire de brocante' and so if you enjoy hunting for antique bargains this can be a full-time activity. Alternatively, you may prefer to explore the local vineyards and taste the famous Cahors wines!

Travel Options

By Ferry
  • Dover to Calais or Boulogne
  • Portsmouth to Le Havre
  • Portsmouth to Caen
  • Newhaven to Dieppe
      - continue by car
  • drive from Boulogne/Calais - 530 miles: 8-9 hours
  • drive from Le Havre - 460 miles: 6-7 hours
By Air
  • CityJet from London to Brive
  • BA/Air France/Easyjet to Toulouse
  • Ryan Air to Brive, Rodez, Limoges, Carcassonne, Bergerac
      - continue by hirecar (Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Avis)
  • drive from Brive Souillac: 1hr
  • drive from Toulouse approx: 1hr 30m
  • drive from Rodez approx: 1hr 45m
  • drive from Limoges: 2hrs
  • drive from Bergerac approx: 2hrs
By Train
  • London - Paris - Cahors: 8hrs
  • drive from Cahors: 25 mins