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.
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);
|Portsmouth and Dover||Calais||7hrs 26mins||462||743|
|Poole and Portsmouth||Cherbourg||6hrs 50mins||416||670|
|Newhaven||Dieppe||6hrs 28 mins||378||609|
|Portsmouth||Le Havre||6hrs 3 mins||338||545|
|Poole, Portsmouth and Plymouth||St Malo||5hrs 49 mins||322||519|
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…
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.
Local bus transport is not available but you can take a taxi from La Coquille.
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- Trains - Click here to get train times and tickets
- Taxis - Taxi Colombier-Jossec, 59 Rue de la Republique, La Coquille. Telephone 0033 (0) 6 81 67 15 89
- Electric vehicles - Click here to find the closest charge station