Traveling to the Dordogne from the UK
Destination - Dordogne
Traveling to the Dordogne from the UK is quite straight forward, as this superb region is located in southwest France.
The Dordogne and Vézère flow through the region.
The countless archaeological finds show that their banks have been inhabited since about 150,000BP.
The UNESCO listed the Vézère Valley as a World Heritage Site.
Known as Vallée de l’Homme, this stunning valley boasts 147 prehistoric sites and 25 painted or engraved caves dating from the Paleolithic.
Later in time, Dordogne was at the heart of the territorial conflict that opposed French and English during the Hundred Years War.
This untamed region has never really stopped attracting British holidaymakers!
Traveling to the Dordogne from the UK - Air travel information
The Aéroport Bergerac Dordogne Périgord is located 6km south of the city center.
The Aéroport Brive Vallée de la Dordogne is located 22km south of the city center.
Ryanair operates to Brive from London Stansted
The Aéroport Bordeaux-Mérignac is a less than a two-hour drive from the Dordogne, and is an excellent alternative as it is an international airport.
Traveling to the Dordogne from the UK - Ferry travel information
There is no ferry crossing to Bordeaux and you'll have to take one of the following crossings then drive down.
Brittany Ferries operates from:
- Portsmouth to Caen-Ouistreham, Cherbourg, Le Havre and St Malo
- Poole to Cherbourg
- Plymouth to Roscoff
- Cork to Roscoff
Condor Ferries operates a weekly ferry service from Portsmouth to Cherbourg, from late May to early September, and Catamaran services from Poole and Weymouth to Saint Malo via the Channel Islands.
P&O operates regular crossings from Dover to Calais.
LD Lines - DFDS Seaways operates services from Newhaven to Dieppe and Dover to Calais or Dunkirk.
You can compare ferry prices on aferry.co.uk
Traveling to the Dordogne from the UK - Car travel information
Here are the distances using motorways (with tolls) and/or dual-carriage ways from:
- Calais to Bergerac (873km), Brive (765km), Bordeaux (868km)
- Caen-Ouistreham to Bergerac (592km), Brive (587km), Bordeaux (617km)
- Cherbourg to Bergerac (698km), Brive (693km), Bordeaux (694km)
- Roscoff to Bergerac (741km), Brive (709km), Bordeaux (670km)
- Saint-Malo to Bergerac (603km), Brive (571km), Bordeaux (532km)
Traveling to the Dordogne from the UK - Car Rental travel information
Aéroport Bergerac Dordogne Périgord: Avis, Buggs, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz, Sixt
Aéroport Brive Vallée de la Dordogne: Avis, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz, Sixt
Aéroport Bordeaux Mérignac: Avis, Budget, Alamo Rent-A-Car, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz, Sixt
Traveling to the Dordogne from the UK - Rail travel information
Eurotunnel links Folkestone to Calais in 35 minutes.
You'll then have to connect on a TGV (SNCF) to your destination in the Dordogne.
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