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Nearest travel links

Airport Pau 20 km
Ferry Bilbao 273 km
Train station Oloron 9 km
Car Car essential

Activities near Oloron-Sainte-Marie

Sports Tennis in town, Water sports, Horse riding, Waterpark, Fishing
Great for Walking holidays, Rural or countryside holidays, Cycling holidays

How to get there

Travelling to Ancienne Laiterie

Direct Flights: (There are alot of other possibilities if you look at flights with connections)

Easy Jet fly from London Gatwick and Bristol to Toulouse and Bordeaux ,which are both a two hour drive on the autoroute, and from London Gatwick to Biarritz which is just over an hour.

Ryan Air fly from Dublin, Stanstead, and Manchester to Biarritz; Edinburgh to Poitiers and Bordeaux, Cork to Bordeaux and London Stanstead to Lourdes. Lourdes is an hour and 15 minutes drive.

Flybe fly from Southampton and Birmingham to Bordeaux and Birmingham to Toulouse. They are advertising a flight from Southampton to Pau Pyrenees (30 minutes drive to Ancienne Laiterie) in 2012

City Jet/Air France fly from London City airport to Pau Pyrenees 4 times a week.

Ryan Air and Flybe are both flying to Bergerac in 2012 from numerous UK airports. This is about a 2.5-3 hour drive.

Train

St Pancreas via Paris journey time approx 8 hours and 40 minutes

Example: leave London 09.20 to Paris Gare Du Nord (2 hrs 15 mins) then change stations in Paris and leave Paris Montparnasse at 14.46 (5 hrs) to Pau arrive Pau at 18.34. Prices start at around 110 GBP

Cruise

Brittany ferries cruise from Portsmouth to Bilbao or Santander. This is an overnight crossing and then a 3.5 hour drive from Santander or an hour less from Bilbao. Costs are seasonal

Driving

Calais is 700 miles from Ancienne Laiterie and takes about 10 hours on the autoroutes (with toll charges applying). The best route is via La Mans and Poitiers NOT round Paris. I have tried both routes several times and the ring road round Paris is always very busy. There are lots of nice places to stay en route although I have done the whole 10 hours drive several times swopping every two hours with my co-driver!

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