getting there ...

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By air ...
There are airports at Limoges, Angoulème, Bordeaux and La Rochelles.  Below is a list of companies that fly to each airport from the UK:

Angoulème Brie-Champniers (ANG):
Angouleme Airport
Ryan Air

Limoges (LIG):
Limoges Airport
Ryan Air

Poitiers Biard (PIS):
Poitiers Airport
Ryan Air

Where is it?
Chez Hirondelles is located in the Département de Charentes (16). It is to be found halfway between the cities of Limoges and Angoulême.  The nearest town is Chassenieul-sur-Bonnieure and the property overlooks the village of Cherves Châtelars.

By car ...
The journey by car to Chez Hirondelles from the UK can be done using the the longer ferry crossings from the South Coast of England to Caen or Le Harve on the Brittany coast.

The Channel Tunnel and the shorter ferry crossings from Dover and Folkstone can also be used, although the drive from the Northeast corner of France is quite a long one.

BBC Travel News
French Traffic (Lost in France)

Journey Times
Below is a list of approximate journey times from Chez Hirondelles by car:




30 mins


30 mins


1 hour


45 mins

La Rochelle

2 hours


2 hours


4 hours


6 hours

By rail ...
Both Angouleme and Limoges are on the direct TGV lines from Paris.

Rail Europe