Le Bourg is situated in the small Charentaise village of Mareuil, about 10 kms from Jarnac and 17 kms from Cognac, in the Charente département of France.

 

 

BY AIR

 

There are four airports that service this part of France, most of which have low-cost flights from the UK.

 

                                               Miles                      Kms         Time to Le Bourg

La Rochelle-Ile de Ré

69

110

1 hr 20 m

Bordeaux

100

160

2 hrs

Poitiers

78

125

1 hr 30 m

Limoges

78

125

1 hr 30 m

 

 

The nearest airport is La Rochelle-Ile de Ré, which has daily flights on Ryanair from London Stansted.  Ryanair also flies into Limoges & Poitiers.  Flybe & easyJet fly into La Rochelle during the summer months.

 

Most major car rental companies operate out of these airports (Hertz, Europcar, etc).

 

BY TRAIN

Mareuil is only 26 kms (16 miles) from Angoulême station. You could take the Eurostar from St Pancras International (via Paris or Lille) which takes about 6 hours.  Car rental companies operate from opposite the station at Angoulême, eg Europcar and Hertz.


BY ROAD

By fast and efficient motorways distances from the major Channel ports are :

 

From Time Kms Miles

Calais

7 - 8 hours

741

463
Roscoff 6 hours 557 348
St Malo 5 hours 420 263
Caen 5 hours 482 301

 

If you’re heading south on the A10 motorway turn off at junction is 34 (St Jean d’Angély). Then follow the D939 towards Rouillac & Angoulême for about 40kms. At Sonneville turn right onto the D75 for Mareuil. As you enter the village you will see the church & the water tower. Here, turn right & take the Jarnac road. Go around the sharp bend & as you come up the hill it's the fourth house on the left with the big green gates.  

Or, if you have a GPS system, the address is:

 

Le Bourg
9 rue des Ecoles
16170 Mareuil, France

The coordinates are:

Decimal Degrees:                         Lat  N 45.772583    Long   W 0.143267
Degrees, minutes, seconds:        N  45° 46' 21"    W 0° 08' 35"

If you have any problems please call on 05 45 66 29 75.  Or, if phoning from a UK mobile 00 33 545 66 29 75.


When entering information into your GPS please be careful to note that it's  Mareuil, near Cognac in Charente (department 16) & not Mareuil in the Dordogne (department 24).

 

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The village of Mareuil as you approach from the north