Knitting holidays in France is based in the Charente-Maritime in South West France.

We offer our knitting guests free transfers to The Barn from Bordeaux airport (transfer time 1.5 hours) and Saintes station (15 minutes).

2018 Travel options - please note these are subject to change

Flights from the UK and Ireland to Bordeaux

Note: If there is not a flight available on the start or end day of the holiday you have booked we may be able to offer an extra night accommodation (£40 per head). Alternatively, consider booking a hotel in Bordeaux to tie in with flights, it is a beautiful city and well worth exploring!

Belfast - Wednesday and Saturday - Easyjet

Birmingham - Friday, Saturday and Sunday - Flybe

Bristol - Thursday, Saturday and Sunday - Easyjet

Cork - Monday and Friday - Ryanair

Dublin - Daily - Aerlingus

Edinburgh - Thursday and Saturday - Ryanair

Glasgow - Fridays (end of June/July only) - Easyjet

Liverpool - Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday (May to October) - Easyjet

London Gatwick - Daily - British Airways and Easyjet

London Luton - Daily -  Easyjet

London Southend - Fridays (from July to October) Easyjet

London Stansted - Friday, Saturday and Sunday - Ryanair

Southampton - Thursday and Sunday - Flybe

Long haul flights - there are a few flights that fly direct to Bordeaux, alternatively we suggest you fly to Paris and get an internal flight to Bordeaux or take the train to Angouleme.


The train offers a flexible choice on times and if you book as soon as the tickets are available can be a reasonably priced option. Eurostar tickets can be purchased 4 months before the date of travel and mainland France tickets 3 months before the date of travel. For an easy trip choose to change trains in Lille rather than Paris, then book the TGV to Angouleme. See prices here.


If two or more of you are travelling together driving is another option. Our favourite route is with Brittany Ferries from Portsmouth to St Malo, it is then a drive of approximately 4.5 hours to reach us. I can offer you a discount code with Brittany ferries.