How to get to the Dordogne


Here is the definitive guide on how to get to Dordogne, France

The Dordogne lies inland nearly two-thirds of the way down France in the South West region which is fairly rural. With limited public transport outside of cities, a car is essential. 


We are easy to find

Located just 9 minutes from the main arterial road from Limoges to Perigueux known as the N21. 

Travelling from the N21 southbound take the turning on the right to Mialet just after leaving Firbeix, (if you miss this wait until La Coquille you will only lose 5 minutes). All turn-offs take you directly to Mialet, from the centre of Mialet with the shops, we are located 2 minutes by car on the Nontron road, pass an Epicerie followed by a small chateau on your right then as you go past the bend in the road you will see our stone-built house opposite with green shutters and surrounded by a white fence.  

From the N21 northbound turn left at the traffic lights at La Coquille which will take you directly to Mialet then follow the above.  

Note: Mialet is also spelt locally as Miallet in Occitan. There is another village also called Mialet which is a commune in the Gard department, some 6 hours southeast of us. So make sure you head for Mialet, Dordogne.

By Car

Our area is well connected by roads and you can reach us from the following French ports (we have quoted the longest route. Using Toll roads can be quicker and shorter);

From To Time Miles Kilometres
Portsmouth Caen 5hrs 35mins 339 545
Portsmouth and Dover Calais 7hrs 26mins 462 743
Poole and Portsmouth Cherbourg 6hrs 50mins 416 670
Newhaven Dieppe 6hrs 28 mins 378 609
Newhaven Dunkirk 7hrs 45mins 496 798
Portsmouth Le Havre 6hrs 3 mins 338 545
Plymouth Roscoff 7hrs 5mins 409 659
Poole, Portsmouth and Plymouth St Malo 5hrs 49 mins 322 519

By Air

Nearest Airports to Mialet:

  • Limoges - 45 minutes
  • Brive - 1 hr 42 (inc toll roads 1 hour 35)
  • Bergerac - 1 hr 32 mins
  • Bordeaux - 2 hrs 14 mins

Please note, flights do change, so use the following as a guide and check before booking your accommodation.

Limoges Bellegarde International Airport - BA, Ryanair

UK Airports: Bristol (Ryanair), Leeds Bradford (Ryanair), London Gatwick (BA), London Stansted (Ryanair), Manchester (Ryanair), East Midlands (Ryanair)

Brive Regional Airport - Ryanair

UK Airports: London Stansted (Ryanair)

European Airports: Amsterdam (Cityjet) and Paris (Hop!)

Bergerac Regional Airport - BA, Ryanair

UK Airports: Birmingham (Jet2), Bournemouth (Ryanair), Bristol (Ryanair), East Midlands (Ryanair), Leeds Bradford (Jet2) Liverpool (Ryanair), London City (British Airways) London Stansted (Ryanair), Manchester (Jet2) Southend (British Airways)   

European Airports: Brussels (Ryanair)

Bordeaux International Airport - BA, Easyjet, Ryanair

UK Airports: Belfast (Easyjet), Bristol (Easyjet), Birmingham (Ryanair),  Dublin (Ryanair and BA), Edinburgh (Ryanair), Glasgow (Easyjet Jul/Aug only) Liverpool (Easyjet), London Luton (Easyjet), London Gatwick (Easyjet), London Stansted (Ryanair, BA), Manchester (BA, Ryanair, Easyjet)

European airports: Amsterdam (Easyjet and KLM), Brussels(Easyjet), Dublin (Air Lingus), Munich (Volotea), Geneva (Easyjet), Madrid (Iberia), Milan (Easyjet), Rome (Hop! and Ryanair) and more…

By Train

Eurostar to Paris (Gard de Nord) then pick up the SNCF (Gard d'Austerlitz) to Limoges which takes 3 hrs 15 mins. From Limoges station take the Perigueux train, after 40 mins it stops at la Coquille, which is 9 minutes by car from your final destination in Mialet.

Other Means

Local bus transport is not available but you can take a taxi from La Coquille.

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Enjoy your journey and we look forward to seeing you soon!