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London to Dordogne France just got easier

dordogne boat

Reaching the gorgeous Dordogne Valley in the south of France is now easier than ever with flights from London four times a week – and it’s a surprisingly short flight!

Cityjet offers two-weekly flights from London City all year round and with the journey taking a little over an hour it’s less than the daily commute to work in London from the suburbs for most people. Departures from London City to Brive Dordogne Valley Airport are on Friday late afternoon and Sunday early afternoon returning Friday night and Sunday late afternoon. These flight times make for a perfect weekend or week long break in the area. Prices start from 79 euro one way.

Ryanair runs flights twice a week between London Stansted Airport and Brive Dordogne Valley Airport and will continue until the beginning of November. Flights depart in the afternoon of Wednesday and Saturday each week and return early evening Wednesday and Saturday each week. Prices start at just Euros 19.99 one way.

Book early to get the best prices!

dordogne balloonHere’s why you should make the most of these fabulous prices and short flights:

The Dordogne Valley is the most perfect destination for either a short stay or a dream holiday. Young and old, active and chilled, this summer you can discover the unspoiled nature , fabulous scenery, chateaux, picturesque villages and great opportunities for entertainment and leisure.

The region is well known for its delicious food and wine like famous foie gras, truffles, local cheeses and walnuts. Visit the lively local weekly markets like the famous Saturday morning market at Sarlat or go the “Marchés des Producteurs de Pays” for tasting.

Lively festivals and concerts are organized all year round throughout the area and a visit to the “Les Plus Beaux Villages de France”, the most Beautiful Villages of France will impress you. This region has more villages in this category than any other in France, like the red stoned village of Collonges la Rouge, medieval Carennac, tiny Autoire, spectacular Beynac and its stunning château by the Dordogne River.

The famous sinkhole “Gouffre de Padirac” is certainly recommended to visit, not far from pilgrim village Rocamadour, Château de Castelnau-Bretenoux, the Castle of Montal and the prehistoric caves. Sarlat-la-Canéda and Brive-la-Gaillarde make for a splendid stay in the area, medieval streets, beautiful squares, gastronomic restaurants and magnificent ancient buildings abound.

 dordgogne chateau

Whether you’re looking for a cozy bed & breakfast, a beautiful private holiday house with swimming pool for the whole family or a real chateau to stay in during your journey, you will find it all here in the Dordogne. You’ll also find campsites along the riverbanks, holiday villages or more original places to sleep like eco-conscious tree houses built in harmony with their natural surroundings.

Sarlat market – a foodie’s delight

For more information: www.aeroport-brive-vallee-dordogne.com

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