Travel Options

Location

Les Sources Sacrées in located near a small town called Nogaro which is a stop-over town on the St Jacques de Compostelle pilgrims route. Nogaro is in the Gers department, in the Midi-Pyrenées region in the south-west of France. We are 90 minutes south-east of Bordeaux, deep in the heart of the Madiran/Saint Mont/Cotes de Gascogne vineyards. Our farm, Les Sources Sacrées, is less than two hours from Toulouse, the Atlantic Coast, the ski slopes and the Spanish border.

Flights

The most convenient way to travel to Les Sources Sacrées, depending on where you are coming from, is by air. Several of the low-cost airlines fly to airports close to us. Our closest airports are Pau, (40 minutes) Tarbes-Ossun-Lourdes (40 minutes), Biarritz (just under 2 hours), Toulouse (110 minutes) and Bordeaux – since the opening of the new l’Alienor (A64) motorway, Bordeaux is now 90 min from us. When we travel, we usually book flights and car hire through SkyScanner.

Transfers

For the convenience of our guests, we offer transfers from Pau and Tarbes at additional cost. From Toulouse airport there is a train to Auch (50 min from us), and from Bordeaux airport there is a train to Mont de Marsan (45 min from us). Airport shuttles and trams connect the airports and train stations (the shuttle between Toulouse airport and train station costs 5 euro). We also offer transfers from Auch and Mont de Marsan, but also at additional cost (depending on availability.) It is also possible to travel from these airports to Les Sources Sacrées by taxi. In addition, there is now a very good carpooling website in France that several of our guests have used successfully. It is called Blablacar and one could possibly get a lift, sometimes all the way to Nogaro from the airport for less that 10 euros, from where we pick up our guests (at no additional cost!)

Trains

Another comfortable option is to travel here by train, from Paris or from London, and from most other major European cities, to Toulouse station and then to Auch station – or otherwise to Bordeaux station and then to Mont de Marsan station. You can book your train ticket (in English) here: SNCF-Voyages. Prices are often very reasonable, especially if booked in advance.

Ferries

If you are coming from the UK, you can choose to travel in your own car and take a ferry across the channel – very useful if you are planning on buying some of the excellent wine of our region and especially useful if you have chosen to add an extra day to you retreat to go on one of our Tutored Wine Tours. You can find out more here: Wines of our Region 

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Car Rental

We encourage all our visitors to rent a car (either at the airport or at the train station) as there is so much to see and experience in this off-the-beaten-track part of France. We also offer additional nights on a bed-and-breakfast basis at 55 euros/night for a double bedroom, should any of our visitors want to extend their stay and explore the area. Another option would be CouchSurfing or AirBandB, especially for guests who want to stay over in one of the cities nearby, for example, if their flights leave early the next morning. Our Pinterest board “Gascony!” showcases the many delights this region has to offer. It can be accessed here:  Gascony! on Pinterest 

For any further travel information, please do not hesitate to contact us, we are well versed in travelling to and from here, having done so ourselves regularly over the last few years, but also from helping our guests travel here from all over the world.

We invite you to fill in the form below or e-mail us directly on welcome2gascony@gmail.com.

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A Reformed MD, assisted by six talented Horses, hosts Workshops and writes Books in the south of France

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