How to Get Here


Visiting this beautiful but sometimes overlooked region of France couldn't be easier. Here is our travel guide to take the headache out of your journey.



Travelling By Air




LOW-COST AIR TRAVEL TO BERGERAC: Many of our guests are now taking full advantage of flying to nearby Bergerac airport [just 18 miles away], thanks to EIGHT different routes now being offered by two budget airlines.  [ ] has five routes - from Birmingham, Bristol, Exeter, Leeds-Bradford and Southampton, while Ryanair [  ] is flying in from East Midlands/Nottingham, Liverpool and Stansted.

If you live near major regional airports such as Edinburgh, Glasgow, Belfast etc, it is worth checking in the detailed list below if there are connecting low-cost flights to the above eight ‘hub’ airports. For example, the number of weekday and Saturday flights from Edinburgh and Glasgow to Southampton airport make it extremely feasible.  Alternatively, there are low cost flights from the other airports not too far away from us - Bordeaux, La Rochelle, Carcassonne, Rodez or Toulouse. 

By Air (commercial)  

Bergerac is our nearest airport and has daily flights from low-cost airlines.  We are a 20 minute drive from Bergerac Airport.


Distances from the other airports are:

From La Rochelle: approx. 3 h 15 mm or 286 km

From Carcassonne: approx. 3 h 30 or 293 km

From Bordeaux: approx. 2 h or 128 km

From Toulouse: approx. 2 h 45 mn or 203 km

From Rodez: approx. 4 h or 284 km

From Limoges: approx. 2 h 30 or 158 km 

fly from:

Birmingham to Bergerac

Edinburgh to Bergerac

Exeter to Bergerac

Leeds Bradford to Bergerac

London Gatwick to Bergerac

Southampton to Bergerac


Southampton to Bordeaux


Birmingham to Toulouse


Newcastle to Limoges

Southampton to Limoges



Glasgow to La Rochelle


Manchester to La Rochelle


Birmingham to La Rochelle


Southampton to La Rochelle



Flybe also fly indirect from:

Aberdeen, Belfast, Dublin, Galway, Guernsey, Inverness, Newquay, I O M, Dundee, Sumburgh, Kirkwall, Stornoway, Derry & Jersey

fly from

Bristol to Bergerac

East Midlands to Bergerac

Liverpool to Bergerac

Stansted to Bergerac


East Midlands to Limoges

Liverpool to Limoges

Stansted to Limoges


Stansted to Rodez

Dublin to Rodez


Stansted to La Rochelle

Dublin to La Rochelle


East Midlands to Carcassonne

Liverpool to Carcassonne

Dublin to Carcassonne

Cork to Carcassonne

Stansted to Carcassonne

Shannon to Carcassonne


Ryanair also fly indirect from:

Aberdeen, Belfast, Derry, Glasgow, Inverness & Kerry

Birmingham to Bordeaux

Manchester to Bordeaux

Birmingham to Bordeaux

Manchester to Bordeaux

fly to:

Bristol to La Rochelle

Gatwick to La Rochelle


Bristol to Bordeaux 

Luton to Bordeaux


Bristol to Toulouse

Gatwick to Toulouse


Easyjet also fly indirectly from:

Belfast, Glasgow, Inverness, Edinburgh and Newcastle. 

Gatwick to Bordeaux

Gatwick to Toulouse

Dublin to Toulouse

Dublin to Bordeaux

Belfast to Toulouse

Edinburgh to Toulouse

Leeds Bradford to Toulouse

Edinburgh to La Rochelle

Leeds Bradford to La Rochelle

fly from:

Cork to La Rochelle

Waterford to Bordeaux

Galway to Bordeaux

And a few indirects flights


Travelling By Car

The road network in France is, for the most part, both of a high quality and has an uncongested motorway system. This makes the option of travelling to the Dordogne by ferry and car a plesent possibility.

Most of the large ferry operators offer regular sailings to Roscoff, St Malo and Calais from a range of ports all over Britain. Check the websites of: P&O, Brittany Ferries, Condor and Hoverspeed for availability and to book tickets.



travel with eurotunnel to franceIn addition to channel ferry crossings, the Channel Tunnel offers a speedy route from Dover to Calais. Click here for more information.



French Road guides



travelling by train

Couze is deserved by train from Bordeaux, Bergerac, Paris etc..



the weather in Couze


Once in the area, follow these indications  :

Take the “départementale 660” between Bergerac and Sarlat. At Port de Couze, cross over the Dordogne , direction “Cahors”.

After the bridge, in Couze, you will see on your right, the “café des Moulins” and on your left the Mairie and the school :  take the 1st street on your left (rue du docteur Perperot), which is just after the “mairie” and the school. (Les Cottages de Toutifaut are distant from that point 1 km)

About 300 m ahead, turn right direction Toutifaut (route de Terrefort). Follow the hair pin bend.

After the cemetery, on your right, you will see a wooden  surface track (go straight some more) and then a second, 600 m further,  with an indication “Toutifaut”,  

cottages dordogne

turn right in that road which is just behind

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and 20 meters ahead on your right again you will find the entrance of the Cottages

cottages de toutifaut

holiday lets dordogne

Here you are !



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