Our two gîtes are near the small market town of Civray, about 50km South of Poitiers in Poitou-Charentes, South West France. The nearest channel ports are Saint-Malo and Le Havre, four to five hours drive away, with Calais and Boulogne maybe seven and a half to eight hours away, including stops.
The nearest airports are Poitiers-Biard and Limoges-Bellgarde. Limoges has flights from East Midlands, Bristol, Manchester & London Stansted (plus Leeds/Bradford, London Gatwick & Southampton in the summer); Poitiers has flights from London Stansted (plus Edinburgh & Manchester in the summer). Please check at ryanair.com, britishairways.com and flybe.com, as flight times and destinations are often changed.
La Rochelle airport has flights from London Stansted (plus London Gatwick, Bristol, Birmingham, Southampton, Leeds/Bradford & Manchester in the summer), while Bordeaux has flights from London Gatwick, London Stansted, Luton, Bristol & Manchester (plus Belfast, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Liverpool & Southampton in the summer), with flights also from easyjet.com.
The TGV arrives at Poitiers, where you can pick up a hire car opposite the station or get a quote online here.
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