Foulon: holiday cottage in the Dordogne /Lot, France Foulon: holiday cottage in the Dordogne /Lot, France Foulon: holiday cottage in the Dordogne /Lot, France

How to get to Foulon

Foulon is situated some 30 kilometres north of Cahors, the departmental capital of Lot. It is easily reached by car, being only 5km from the old Route Nationale 20 (now the D820), formerly the main road from Paris to Barcelona, and 10km from Junction 56 of the Autoroute A20.

The map on the right shows the position of Vaillac - precise directions for getting to Foulon will be provided once your balance has been received.

Foulon is approximately 850 km (530 miles) from Calais and 720km (450miles) from Le Havre, which is the closest channel port. As a guide, the Google Maps service quotes around six and three quarter hours driving time for the journey from Caen, using autoroutes. From Calais it's just over eight hours.

The ViaMichelin route planning service will also give you driving times, but in addition it provides the positions of speed cameras and the amounts of the autoroute and bridge tolls.

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Cross channel ferry services from England to France are operated by P&O Ferries, MyFerryLink, LD Lines, DFDS Seaways, and Brittany Ferries. We have a 10% discount arrangement with Brittany Ferries: please ask us for details if you want to book with them. You may also cross by Eurotunnel.

If you're thinking of making an overnight stop, you might consider the Accor, Ibis, Mercure, Novotel, Sofitel, Etap or Formule 1 hotel chains.

The nearest railway stations are Gourdon or Cahors, which are both on the main line from Paris. There is also a direct coach service from London Victoria to Cahors.

The nearest airports to Foulon which have services from the UK are Brive-Vallée de la Dordogne, Bergerac, Toulouse, Carcassonne, Rodez and Limoges. The new airport at Brive-Vallée de la Dordogne is the closest (about forty minutes drive). Limoges or Toulouse are about ninety minutes, while Rodez and Bergerac take slightly longer - just over two hours. Flights from various airports in the UK are provided by CityJet, Jet2, Flybe, Bmibaby, Ryanair, Easyjet and British Airways, amongst others.

This budget flight checker will help you to find the lowest flight prices on your chosen route.

You could park your own car at the UK airport at a discount rate using Purple Parking and rent one in France

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