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. There are two transfers a day to tie in with as many flight arrival/departure times as possible. If your flight arrives before 10 am or departs after 5 pm please check before booking to see if you qualify for a free transfer (transfer time 1.5 hours). Alternatively you can take the train to Saintes station where you will be met. 


Travel options - please note these are subject to change at different times of the year


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 consider booking a hotel in Bordeaux to tie in with flights and the free transfers, it is a beautiful city and well worth exploring! Alternatively sometimes it is better to travel in the UK to get the Luton flight so that you can take advantage of the free transfer from Bordeaux to The Barn.

Don't forget to check British Airways for flights, if you are bringing hold luggage it is quite often cheaper to travel with BA than some of the 'no frills' airlines.

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 and on to Saintes.


Train

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 where you can change trains to Saintes. See prices here.


Ferry

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.