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Airport Bergerac 30 km
Train station Sainte-Foy la Grande - Pineuilh 10 km
Car Car essential

Activities near Sainte Foy-la-Grande

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

How to get there

Situated on the borders of the Dordogne, Lot et Garonne and Gironde, in France, among vineyards with beautiful views over surrounding countryside just outside the small village Riocaud, near Sainte-Foy-la-Grande (10km), Bergerac (30km), Saint-Emilion (35km), Libourne (45km) and Bordeaux (70km).

Travel options include:

• By Car :

Despite the existence of the Channel Tunnel, many guests from the UK use the cross channel ferries as it provides an agreeable break in the journey when you can get a good meal and, on the longer overnight crossings, a bed for the night.

The choice of ferry route depends not only on where you live, but also on the amount of driving you want to do. The short Dover/Calais crossing is not necessarily quicker and cheaper than the longer crossings when driving time and petrol costs are taken into consideration, plus sometimes the need for an overnight stop. A longer night crossing with a cabin will land you in Le Havre, Cherbourg, Caen or St. Malo first thing in the morning and will allow ample time to reach the house during the day.

If you are travelling from Scotland or northern England, there is a daily overnight car ferry service from Hull to Zeebrugge in Belgium. Zeebrugge to Les Cèdres is only slightly longer than Calais to Les Cèdres. This crossing can save you up to 300 miles of driving in England and can save the need to make an overnight stop. The fare can include a cabin, a copious evening meal and breakfast and on board you will find bars, shops, a casino, discothèque, film shows and comfortable lounges.

• Ryanair, Flybe, BMI, BA & EasyJet all fly to Bordeaux or Bergerac from various UK airports. Bargains to be had if booked well in advance, particularly via the internet on www.ryanair.com, www.flybe.com, www.bmibaby.com, www.britishairways.com or www.easyjet.com.

• High-speed train (TGV) Eurostar from London Waterloo to Lille. Then TGV to Libourne or Bordeaux changing onto local line for Ste Foy la Grande. This avoids crossing Paris. If you do wish to include Paris, book the Waterloo/Paris. Libourne route instead. SNCF (French railway) website is good for online booking: www.sncf.com and click on tiny Union Jack for English version, telephone 08745 024000.

• Flight to Bordeaux (British Airways fly to Bordeaux from Gatwick & Birmingham). If flying to Bordeaux a train connection to Ste Foy la Grande is possible. On arrival, take shuttle to Gare St Jean and simple train connection to Ste Foy la Grande. (n.b. Unless planning to visit Bordeaux overnight, ensure flight arrival/departure around lunchtime to allow time for train connection. Make your train reservation where possible).