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South West France

Approximate Driving Times

TO  /  FROM Bordeaux Toulouse Bergerac Limoges Brive
Château du Trichot 2 hr 1 ½ hr 1 hr 2 ¾ hr 1 ¾ hr
Château Cardou 2 hr 1 ½ hr 1 hr 2 ¾ hr 1 ¾ hr
Château de Lamostonie 2 ¾ hr 1 ½ hr 2 hr 2 hr 1 hr

MAP OF SOUTH WEST FRANCE


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AIR TRAVEL

For Château Lamostonie consider flying to Brive, Toulouse, or Limoges.
For Châteaux Trichot and Cardou consider flying to Toulouse, Bergerac, Agen, or Bordeaux.

Air France (Reservations)  http://www.airfrance.com
Tel: 00 33 (0)820 820 820 (France)

British Airways  http://www.ba.com
Tel: 0845-77-333-77 (UK)  
Tel: 08 02 80 29 02 (France)
Flight arrival and departures (24 hour line, premium call): 00 44 (0)870-55-111-55 (UK)

Flybe http://www.flybe.com  for flights from Southampton, Bristol etc.

Opodo http://www.opodo.co.uk 

Expedia   http://www.expedia.co.uk

E-Bookers   http://www.e-bookers.com

Flight Bookers (open 7 days) Tel: 020-7757-2000 (UK)
Flightline Tel:- 0800 0360757 (UK)

RyanAir http://www.ryanair.com  
UK Tel: 0870-240-7070 (UK)

Easyjet http://www.easyjet.com



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RAILWAYS

Railway Lines in south west France
Purple = TGV (High Speed Express Train) 
Green = Main Line
White = Local Line

Chateau du Trichot and Chateau Cardou: 

Agen is the nearest large mainline station. However, Monsempron-Libos has a small station, 6 miles from the property.

Chateau Lamostonie: 

Cahors is the nearest railway station.

Eurostar / TGV

For Chateau du Trichot & Chateau Cardou, if taking the Eurostar from London to Agen, we recommend you go via Lille. This way you should have only to cross a platform with your luggage rather than cross Paris. The high speed TGV train runs from Lille and Paris to Bordeaux and Agen. The journey from Paris to Agen takes approximately 4 hours. 

If you would like to spend a day in Paris you can arrive at Paris-Nord on the Eurostar and then cross Paris to Paris-Montparnasse, on the South side of the city, then continue your journey on the TGV, the high speed express train. 

Gare SNCF in France, Tel: 08 92 35 35 35  or  08 36 67 68 69  

TGV online at: http://www.tgv-europe.com/en/

Euro-Tunnel 

Le Shuttle at Calais, Tel: 03 21 00 61 00 (France)

http://tickets.eurotunnel.com/booking/

UK Telephone bookings and insurance 8 am to 7 pm:   08705 35 35 35

World Ski & Travel (cheap shuttle bookings) 
UK Tel: 0114 279 7300 
Fax: 0114-276-0413 



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TAXI

Tournon d'Agenais

Mr Quintard 05 53 40 72 47

Montayral   

Taxi Firm 05 53 40 87 32

Cahors

Allo Taxi         05 65 22 19 42      mobile  06 75 54 21 70
Brunet Taxi   05 65 30 10 50  /  06 07 54 09 99     Fax 05 65 30 10 51
Taxi David     05 65 22 34 34       mobile  06 08 03 05 65
Taxi Gerard   05 65 22 04 10
Taxi Union      05 65 22 60 60      fax  05 65 23 98 98



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COACH & MINIBUS

Tournon d'Agenais

Mr Rimonteil 05 53 40 70 04

Fumel

Cars Evasion 47500 Condezaygues, Fumel.    
Tel: 05 53 40 88 20   Fax: 05 53 40 88 95



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CAR HIRE

Through Flight Bookers UK Tel:- 020-7757-2000 

France Car Hire - Toulouse UK Tel:-0800-032-1701 

http://www.france-car-hire-rental.com 
http://www.holidayautos.com  Tel: 0870-400-0011 (UK)

Europcar Aquitaine Locations Autos, at Fumel (near Chateau Cardou & Chateau Trichot).
Tel: 05 53 40 92 00 Fax. 05 53 36 79 74 

Alternatively Local Car hire at Agen Airport as follows:

Avis          05 53 47 76 47 
Budget     05 53 47 76 00 
Citer         05 53 66 33 22 
Europcar  05 53 47 37 40 
Hertz         05 53 96 13 77 



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CHANNEL FERRY

We usually travel overnight with a cabin from Portsmouth to Caen, or Portsmouth to St. Malo, on Brittany Ferries. We arriving early in the morning and then drive South in one day.

We have found the following ferry companies most helpful:

The Ferry Travel Club. www.travel-market.co.uk
Tel:- 01304- 213533/240483 Fax. 01304- 214920 

Brittany Ferries Reservations Tel: 0870 908 1297 (UK)
www.brittanyferries.com  Tel: 08705 360 360 (UK)
Locally in France Tel:- 08 03 828 828 (France) Fax:- 02 98 29 28 91 (France)

LD Lines (eg Portsmouth - Le Harve) www.aferry.com



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