How to get to the Dordogne


Wondering how to plan your trip to Dordogne, SW France? Read this!

The Dordogne is situated inland, approximately two-thirds of the way down France, in the South West region, which is known for its rural charm. To fully explore this beautiful area, having a car is essential as public transport options are limited outside of cities.

Mialet is located in the North Dordogne close to the border with the Haute Vienne. 

If you are travelling southbound on the N21, take the right turn to Mialet shortly after leaving Firbeix. In case you miss this turn, continue until La Coquille, where you will only lose an additional 5 minutes.  Once you reach the centre of Mialet with the shops, it will take you just another 2 minutes by car on the Nontron road. Look out for an Epicerie followed by a small chateau on your right. As you pass the bend in the road, you will see a stone-built house opposite, with green shutters and surrounded by a white fence, then you have reached your destination.

If you are travelling northbound on the N21, turn left at the traffic lights at La Coquille. This will take you directly to Mialet. Follow the same directions mentioned above.

Please note that Mialet is also spelled locally as Miallet in Occitan. There is another village called Mialet in the Gard department, located about 6 hours southeast of us. So, ensure that you are heading towards Mialet, Dordogne.

By Car

This area is well connected by roads and you can reach Mialet from the following French ports. (The longest route has been quoted, however, if you opt for Toll roads, the journey can be faster 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, that 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), Edinburgh (Ryanair)   

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!