We are located on 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.


Excellent motorway links from all major ports: Caen (5 hrs), St-Malo (5.5 hrs), Le Havre (5.75 hrs), Cherbourg (6.25 hrs), Boulogne (7.25 hrs) and Calais (7.5 hrs). There are various ferry companies serving the ports, or “Le Shuttle” runs from Folkestone to Boulogne.

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Our nearest airports are Bergerac (1 hr), Bordeaux (1.75 hrs), Limoges and Poitiers (2 hrs).

A number of budget airlines fly to these airports from locations across the UK including: Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Dublin, Edinburgh, Exeter, Glasgow, Leeds-Bradford, Liverpool, London (City, Gatwick, Luton and Stansted), Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham and Southampton.

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

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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 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.

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