France (543,965 sq/km or 209,970 sq/mi) is at least twice the size of England and a little bit smaller than Texas. Do keep this in mind when you make travel plans!!
Flying: Both Bordeaux (125 km/80 miles) and Toulouse (200km/125 miles) have flights with major airlines and are a 2 – 2 ½ hour drive. Paris Charles de Gaulle & Orly airports have connections to Bordeaux and Toulouse.
Our nearest airport in Bergerac (27km/17 miles) is about a 25-minute drive.
From the UK, Ryanair and Flybe fly to Bergerac. Check your departure city.
Train: High-speed TGV trains leave Paris from Charles de Gaulle airport or Gare Montparnasse at regular intervals. There is a new non-stop 2-hour TGV train service between Bordeaux and Paris Gare Montparnasse (or the other way!). The drive to Libourne or Bordeaux is 1.5 or 2.5 hours, respectively.
Driving: Paris (600 km/375 miles) is at least a 6-hour drive.
For those crossing the English Channel, Brittany Ferries Caen – Portsmouth provides the shortest driving route, about 7 hours. Most other routes take between 9 – 11 hours.
Car Hire: Hertz, Avis, Europcar and Sixt offer car hire at the major airports.