How to find us
We are located close to the Charente/Dordogne border in the SW of France, approximately 48km (40 mins) south of Angoulême, and about 1.5km from the village of Saint-Séverin, 16390.
BY CAR – Excellent motorway links from all major ports: Caen (5hrs), St-Malo (5hr30), Le Havre (5hr45), Cherbourg (6hr15), Boulogne (7hr15) and Calais (7hr30). There are various ferry companies serving the ports, or “Le Shuttle” runs from Folkestone to Boulogne.
We recommend checking out the following website, which contains everything you need to know about driving in France: www.drive-france.com
BY PLANE – Our nearest airports are Bergerac (1 hr), Bordeaux (1hr40) or Limoges (1hr45). If you have a choice, Bergerac is the easiest option, being a smaller, less busy airport and a quicker and easier journey on the route from the airport to the gites. If travelling via Bordeaux, bear in mind that heavy traffic can cause delays around the morning and evening rush hour.
Bergerac is served by Ryanair (Bristol, East Midlands, Liverpool & London Stansted); BA (London City) & Jet2 (Leeds Bradford).
Bordeaux is served by Easyjet (Belfast, Bristol, Glasgow, Liverpool, London Gatwick/Luton/Southend); Flybe (Aberdeen, Belfast City, Birmingham, Dublin, Edinburgh, Glasgow Intl, Leeds Bradford, London Southend, Manchester, Newcastle & Southampton); Ryanair (Cork, Edinburgh & London Stansted) & BA (main UK & Eire cities).
BY TRAIN – Take the Eurostar from London St Pancras, Ebbsfleet or Ashford to Lille or Paris and then the TGV to Angoulême. This takes about 5 to 7 hours and can be made as a single booking.
CAR HIRE – 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.
Alternatively, use a broker, such as:
Rhino Car Hire, a UK based car hire broker who work with all of the leading rental agents offering extremely competitive deals, often significantly cheaper than booking direct. They will offer our guests an additional 10% discount off their car rental, if they mention “Moulin de la Barde” when enquiring/getting a quote: www.rhinocarhire.com.
Zest Car rental, the multi-award winning car rental comparison site who have created a car rental comparison tool for France that finds great value deals: zestcarrental.com.
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