There are several airports serving the Perigord Noir - Bergerac, Brive, Limoges and Bordeaux.
Limoges and Bergerac are both about 1 hour 15 minutes away from the house. Limoges to the north and Bergerac to the south. From the UK you can fly with Ryanair among other carriers from various airports to Limoges and Bergerac.
Brive Airport opened travel to the UK, in 2014 with Ryanair & Jet2 flying various Airports in the UK. Brive Airport is located in Nespouls, south of Brive and not far from the A20 Autoroute and 45 minutes from Les Chambons.
Bordeaux is 2 hours away and is served by Ryanair and Easyjet.
Details of the car hire companies that are available can be found on the suggested airports websites. We recommend that you book your car hire before you leave the UK. During the summer the car hire kiosks at Bergerac and Limoges airport are very busy, a good approach is for one of you to collect the luggage whilst the other goes through and collects the car.
Driving (once in the area)
You can get to Les Chambons easily by car either from the N6089 (N89) at Thenon or from the D704 coming down from Limoges.
From the D704 take the sign post Sainte-Orse about 10 minutes past Saint Agnan (by Hautefort) and follow the (right hand) sign for Sainte-Orse (via Grange D’Ans). This will take approx. 10 minutes from the initial turning.
Once you arrive in Sainte-Orse centre (its tiny) you will come to a T-junction. Turn right, down a hill and take the first left hand turn at the bottom of the hill signposted Gabillou. Follow this road for 4Km - do not go to the left to Gabillou. Just past the Gabillou turning you will see a pretty stone cottage called Le Chambon, this is our neighbour. Les Chambons is the big house on the left just afterwards. Park on the hard standing to the right of the house and ring the bell by the letter box. Alternately keep going and turn left through the large iron gates into the courtyard.
From the N6089/N89 which goes through Thenon. If you are driving from Perigueux to Thenon, get to the main crossroads (traffic lights) in Thenon and then turn left towards Sainte-Orse. If approaching from the Autoroute (ie from the opposite direction), then turn Right at the traffic lights about 7km (you will go under the railway and motorway bridges and then see another sign to Sainte-Orse (6km) follow this to Sainte-Orse which is a small village. On the route you will also see signs to Gabillou - this is a more complicated route which we can explain to you once you have found us for the first time. Once in Sainte-Orse follow the signs for Gabillou (through the village, down a hill and then left to Gabillou. Follow this road D70 for about 3Km - do not go left up the hill to Gabillou. We are situated past the tiny locality of Vaudres and below the actual village of Gabillou.
The closest train station is in Thenon, 7 km from Les Chambons. The train stations of Périgueux and Brive la Gaillarde are respectively 34 km and 53 km away (SNCF). Try www.raileurope.co.uk or www.eurostar.co.uk for further information. In France try www.sncf.com