Here's some tips on getting to our bucolic corner of Dordogne.
If you are coming from outside of Europe, you will almost certainly need to fly in to Charles de Gaulle (CDG) airport in Paris, or the main airport in Bordeaux.
If you are coming from UK & Europe, there are airports in Bordeaux, Limoges, Bergerac and Brive-la-Gaillarde (and others) that have good connections.
Our close-by train stations ('gares') are Gare d'Angoulême, and Thiviers. SNCF is the major carrier, and tickets can be booked directly through their site/app. (There are other reseller sites that may have deals.)
If coming from Bordeaux, there is a direct train to the station of Thiviers.
If coming from Paris CDG, you can catch a TGV train from the airport to Gare d'Angoulême.
Or if you are staying in Paris for a few days first you can catch trains from multiple stations.
It's easiest to download the SNCF app and enter your departure address (airport code or hotel address) and destination (e.g. Gare d'Angoulême) to get the best route for you.
If you are renting a car, there are options in Paris (5hrs drive), Bordeaux (2hrs), Angoulême (1.5hr) Limoges (1hr), and Perigueux (30min, the local capital). Expect tolls when driving from Paris or Bordeaux
Google Maps location is shown below, plus the address you can enter in any other navigation system
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The red dot is the Chateau. Follow the narrow road south of the D76, from the centre of the town, for 150 m to find the entrance gates of the property (just by the town sign for Saint-Germain-des-Pres).
The address for the entrance to the Chateau is
261 rue des Fleurs, Saint-Germain-des-Pres, Nouvelle Aquitaine