THE DORDOGNE INTERNATIONAL JAZZ SUMMER SCHOOL 2017

TRAIN

Eurostar runs a service from St Pancras to St Jean Station, Bordeaux (changing at Paris or Lille). If possible try and get a train that stops at Libourne as this station is on both the route south to Bordeaux and the line to Bergerac. It might not be obvious from the rail websites but worth persevering as it can save a couple of hours off the journey. This is also the most enviromentally friendly way to travel with very low carbon emissions compared to flying.

There's also a coach service from Victoria Coach Station straight through to Bordeaux. From there you can take a local train (regular services throughout the day) to Bergerac. Younger students can take advantage of special rail deals for the under 26s. Check out the links below. These deals are also available for older students, but are more expensive.

The main site for european train travel  www.raileurope.co.uk
Another site; a bit easier to navigate www.tgv-europe.com
Pick up cheap airline - style deals  www.voyages-sncf.com
For local travel www.tgv.co.uk

 

CAR

Perhaps the most economical way is to travel by car with friends or partners. Students can arrange car-sharing. If you are interested in this option tell us and we'll try to put you in contact with like-minded students. Of course you'll be needing a method of crossing the channel. If you look at our links page you'll find links to the sites of the main ferry companies.

You can drive down from the ferry ports in one day or you can take longer over the journey and make it part of the holiday. Which ever way you're traveling, let us know when you book and we'll give you as much information and advice as possible, including the best car routes. For people travelling from Dover via Calais/Boulogne using ferries or the tunnel click on the link below for a suggested route, bypassing Paris to the west. If you take a different crossing, pick the route further down.

Our nearest airport is at BERGERAC. A coach or mini-bus (dependent on numbers) will be there to meet the main Saturday flights from FlyBE; Ryanair; and Transavia, and Jet2 and return you at the end of your stay. Flight prices can be low if you book early enough. So we strongly suggest you book your tickets as soon as your place on the course is confirmed, and watch out for special offers.

BRITISH EUROPEAN (FlyBE)  fly direct from Southampton. This is could be a good substitute for London-Stansted, particularly if you live to the south of the capital. You can get a train from Waterloo or Clapham Junction to the airport, which has it's own station on the Waterloo-Southampton route.

BORDEAUX AIRPORT 
Check out the links page for flight information from British Airways, FlyBE, and BmiBaby to Bordeaux, but if you choose to fly there you'll have to find your own way to Bergerac. Car hire is available.

There is a coach service ferrying travelers between Bordeaux airport and the railway station, Gare St Jean, from there you can take a local train (regular services throughout the day) to Bergerac station, where we'll meet you.

TOULOUSE AIRPORT 
Another option is Toulouse airport served by British Airways, FlyBE, AirFrance, Easyjet and BmiBaby (British Midland). But if you choose to fly here you'll have to find your own way to Bergerac. Car hire is available. If you're traveling from the UK but outside the South-East area, BmiBaby fly to Bordeaux and Toulouse from Manchester, EMA (East Midlands Airport) and Cardiff.

CAR HIRE 
Car hire is available at Bergerac airport from the major car-hire firms. We are based deep in the country and having your own transport can add considerably to your enjoyment of the holiday, particularly for those accompanied by spouses or partners. The car journey between Bergerac and Chateau Monteton takes about 45 minutes.

*SATURDAY TRANSFERS ONLY*
We can only guarantee to pick up those who arrive on the arrival Saturday and return the following Saturday at Bergerac Airport (or station) - Sunday arrivals Week Three will also be met. A car or mini-bus (dependent on numbers) will be there to meet the main Saturday flights from FlyBE and RYANAIR. We will attempt to collect students arriving at different times, but we can't promise anything. Sorry.

Please give us information about your travel plans on the booking form.

RYANAIR  
STANSTED (LONDON) - BERGERAC
LIVERPOOL - BERGERAC
BRISTOL - BERGERAC
EAST MIDLANDS AIRPORT- BERGERAC
BRUSSELS CHARLESROI - BERGERAC
 
FLYBE   
SOUTHAMPTON - BERGERAC
EDINBURGH - BERGERAC
BIRMINGHAM - BERGERAC
EXETER - BERGERAC
SOUTHAMPTON - BERGERAC
MANCHESTER - BERGERAC
 
JET2 - LEEDS / BRADFORD - BERGERAC
 
TWINJET - PARIS ORLY - BERGERAC
 
TRANSAVIA - ROTTERDAM - BERGERAC
 
 
 
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