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Travelling to the Dordogne
Posted December 1st, 2012 - 12:00 pm by from Stoke-on-Trent, England (Permalink)
We are located in St Pardoux d'Ans (part of the commune of St Pantaly d'Ans). To find the hamlet on Google type in 'St Pardoux d'Ans 24640'

Travelling to the Dordogne

The nearest airports from us are:

Bordeaux - 2hrs (http://goo.gl/maps/sVhtx)
Limoges - 1hr 26m (http://goo.gl/maps/hlzBn)
Bergerac - 1hr 21m (http://goo.gl/maps/h7xPW)

IMPORTANT
If you are arriving by air and hiring a car you must arrange to pick it up at the airport. Public transport in the Dordogne is virtually non existent and taxis are very expensive (Unlike the US and Canada, car is not more expensive to pick up at the airport rather than 'downtown').

Can those planning to join the meeting add their mode of arrival and, if flying, their proposed flight dates, times and arrival airport etc. on this thread?

Posted December 1st, 2012 - 12:25 pm by from Stoke-on-Trent, England (Permalink)
For those flying to Paris CDG you can take the TGV to Angouleme. From Angouleme you can connect to Perigueux where we should be able to pick you up.

Likewise there is a 'jetbus' shuttle service from Bordeaux airport to the railway station where you can get a train to Perigueux.

http://www.raileurope.co.uk/

Posted December 1st, 2012 - 12:28 pm by from Stoke-on-Trent, England (Permalink)
Just to clarify re public transport. There are rail services between major cities but local bus services to the various villages and towns in the area are virtually non existent.

Perigueux is our nearest city for rail connections.

Posted December 1st, 2012 - 12:34 pm by from Stoke-on-Trent, England (Permalink)
Jetbus for transfers from Bordeaux airport to rail station:

http://www.bordeaux.aeroport.fr/en/info/jetbus-bordeaux-airport-shuttle-service

Posted December 2nd, 2012 - 11:48 am from Coventry, England
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Posted December 2nd, 2012 - 7:31 pm from Vienna, Austria
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Posted January 30th, 2013 - 7:36 pm by from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Permalink)
Just to remember that people more than 60yo pays less 30% in French trains. When buying remember to choose this tariff.

Posted January 31st, 2013 - 1:53 pm from Quimper, France
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Posted January 31st, 2013 - 3:10 pm from Tulle, France
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Posted January 31st, 2013 - 3:16 pm by from Saint Petersburg, Russia (Permalink)
I just bought the ticket for TGV Paris-Bordeaux for 20 EUR.

Galina

Posted January 31st, 2013 - 4:48 pm by from Bradford, United States (Permalink)
wonder if I can get a fake ID for the train?! Ha!

Posted December 6th, 2012 - 9:28 pm from Essen, Germany
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Posted December 7th, 2012 - 2:44 pm by from London, England (Permalink)
I shall take the train to Perigueux. (My route from London is undecided: I might take the train all the way.) I do not drive.

How many miles is it from Perigueux to where people are staying? If it is not too far, I shall walk.

I shall bring an air bed and sleeping bag, and I would be interested if anyone in the group has a patch of floor I could put my air bed on, otherwise I shall seek accommodation through the usual channels. I am even tempted to invest in a tent if there is a camp site nearby.

I am almost ashamed to admit I have never been to the Dordogne and know almost nothing about the area, but am keen to learn and experience.

I have met three delightful members of the group but not attended any of the meet-ups, so I have no idea what I am getting into, which is no doubt part of the fun. I hope I shall be tolerated.


Posted December 8th, 2012 - 2:00 am by from Kansas City, United States (Permalink)
I am so excited. I needed a trip to look forward to. And to get a chance to meet the people behind these marvelous posts! Now, to work on the budget to squeeze some fun money...and decide what house projects can be delayed.
Here's to April in France!
Deborah

Posted December 8th, 2012 - 7:33 am by from Methwold, England (Permalink)
Also will be heading there overland on my way down to Spain with backpack and tent,I realize our kind hosts may get overwhelmed with requests but I have a tent and know how to use it
I have been looking for somewhere to kick start the new year and this looks ideal.

Posted December 8th, 2012 - 10:44 am from Stoke-on-Trent, England
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Posted December 8th, 2012 - 12:59 pm by from Stoke-on-Trent, England (Permalink)
Rosemarie

I have started another thread with accommodation information (here). I posted about the information about campsites in this thread as a few people had mentioned camping.

Posted December 8th, 2012 - 5:53 pm from Vienna, Austria
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Posted December 10th, 2012 - 2:09 pm from Essen, Germany
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Posted December 10th, 2012 - 3:30 pm from Essen, Germany
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Posted December 11th, 2012 - 5:40 am by from Kansas City, United States (Permalink)
I am also planning to go to Spain before or after and renting a car when I can't find a train or bus. So looking forward to this meetup at Kathie and Richard's place in France.
Deborah

Posted December 15th, 2012 - 9:35 am by from Hamilton, New Zealand (Permalink)
This weekend suits me well for I will going on to do the Camino -the Norte Route . If any other are interested let me know. Arrival will be Charles de Gaulle and then ??-ciao

Posted December 10th, 2012 - 3:59 pm from Essen, Germany
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Posted December 10th, 2012 - 8:16 pm by from Stoke-on-Trent, England (Permalink)
Yes Marion - last weekend in April. We are still debating how long to come for and whether to drive or fly :). Since Richard retired, for the first time in a long while we have the chance to stay longer and drive slowly and enjoy the journey :).

Posted January 2nd, 2013 - 2:56 am from Essen, Germany
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Posted January 3rd, 2013 - 9:49 am from Tourlaville, France
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Posted January 5th, 2013 - 1:00 pm by from Weston-super-Mare, England (Permalink)
I have had to change my plans and now fly in to Bordeaux on 27th - not sure how I am getting to the meet as I don't drive.

Anne

Posted January 6th, 2013 - 1:34 pm by from Stoke-on-Trent, England (Permalink)
Anne

I worry that if you arrive on the 27th you may miss much much of the meeting as it starts the previous day?

Posted January 6th, 2013 - 5:09 pm by from Weston-super-Mare, England (Permalink)
I know - I am gutted but just cannot get there any earlier. I had booked my flight and everything - just so careless in not checking dates carefully!

Anne

Posted January 8th, 2013 - 2:03 am from Essen, Germany
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Posted January 6th, 2013 - 5:31 pm by from Weston-super-Mare, England (Permalink)
Kathie

At least I shall get to the restaurant for dinner!!

Anne

Posted January 6th, 2013 - 5:48 pm by from London, England (Permalink)
Annie - not to worry. Lots of people will be touring in the region after the meet-up.

Catherine

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Posted January 9th, 2013 - 3:31 am by from Langley, United States (Permalink)
What joy!

I can't think of anything more delightful than being caught up in a bunch of giggling school girls...;D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYqx5vFA6is

Cherie

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Posted January 11th, 2013 - 10:33 am by from New York, United States (Permalink)
I plan to fly into Bordeux airport and take the 'jet bus' shuttle service from the airport to the railway station where I will get a train to Periguex.

Judy

Posted January 15th, 2013 - 1:16 am from Essen, Germany
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Posted January 15th, 2013 - 8:59 pm by from New York, United States (Permalink)
thanks,Marion. Haven't bought my tickets yet. Kind of playing a waiting game to see if there is a sale on AF. Don't want to wait too long though.

J

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