3 Bedroom Limousin Cottage/Gite

Getting Here

However you travel here, a car is essential if you are to make the most of your holiday.

Limoges is easily accessible by road, rail and air.

Car hire is available from the airport and various care hire companies in Limoges.

Ryanair has flights to Limoges from Bournemouth, Bristol, Luton, Stansted, Liverpool,   and East Midlands. Travelers can also travel from Glasgow to Paris Beauvais, catch the bus connection to Paris and then the train to Limoges.Ryanair also offer seasonal flights from Scotland however these do tend to change from year to year. In 2009 there were direct flights from Edinburgh to Limoges but these ceased in 2010. Last year there were flights from Edinburgh to Poitiers a two and a half hour drive from the gite. It is worth checking for the introduction of new routes after Easter.

Easyjet flies between Edinburgh and Glasgow and Charles de Gaule Airport, Paris.

Flybe operates services from Glasgow, Edinburgh, Newcastle and Southampton to Limoges.

A new airport has opened in Brive Dordogne Valley Airport with flights from Manchester, London City and Paris Orly.

If you plan to travel to Limoges by train it is advisable to allow a minimum of 2 to 3 hours travel time from the Paris  airports.

The train service from Paris to Limoges is fast and reliable. Eurostar arrives in Gare du Nord. Trains for Limoges leave from Gare Austerlitz in the south east of the city. (From CDG airport  RER lines B then RER C or Metro 10 from St Michel/Notre Dame). One TGV train a day runs in each direction  between Limoges Benedictins railway station and Charles de Gaule Airport.

The ferry ports are a six to nine hour drive away but the roads are excellent. Unless you wish to spend time in Paris, you should avoid the city. We would recommend a route  via Rouen.

If you drive a hire a car from Bellegarde Airport, take the D2000 to Junction 28 of the A20. Although slightly longer, this route avoids built up areas and several roundabouts. Whichever route you choose, follow directions (blue signs) for the A20 and then Toulouse.


Drive south on the A20 past Limoges following the signs for Toulouse. Leave the A20 at Junction 42 and follow the signs for St Germain Les Belles. Once through the town the main road swings round a sharp bend to the left. At this point leave the main road and drive straight onto the D16. Follow the signs for St Vite Sur Briance. After approximately 3.5 kilometres turn right past the chateau onto the D31. (The turn off is also signposted 'Mont Gargan'). Pass through St Vite and drive on to La Croisille sur Briance.

When you arrive at the village square, turn right onto the D43 ( the road that goes between La Croisillon Bar/Tabac and the Pharmacy). Follow the signs for la Porcherie, veering left as the road leaves the village.

Continue along this road for approximately 5kms (3.5 miles) The road eventually climbs up through some woods. On leaving the woods, it bends sharply to the right towards La Porcherie. At this point leave the D43 and drive straight on. Chassagnas hamlet is a few hundred metres further on at the top of the hill. Our gite is on the left hand side of the road, approximately 250 metres past the large building on the right (a former schoolhouse). You should recognise it from the pictures on the details page. This map may help you with your journey.

If you have any problems finding us telephone 05 55 71 84 13 and wait to be rescued!