For all other courses:
Please arrive at Cubertou, Monsempron Libos or Bergerac on the afternoon or evening of the start day of your course.
Train travel is easiest for carrying larger instruments or art work and for making train connections. Trains can be economic if you book tickets as soon as they become available, i.e. 3 months in advance. Rail Europe, Eurostar and The Bahn are some of the many online booking sites available.
Ryanair, Jet2, EasyJet, Flybe and British Airways offer flights to Bergerac, Bordeaux, Toulouse and Carcassonne. Prices will vary depending on how far ahead tickets are booked, flight time of day etc.
For both train and air travel there are early booking discounts and occasionally late booking discounts, but in general it is advisable to book early. We also recommend taking out travel insurance in the event of you having to cancel your trip.
Please check out the various Travel Options below in order to find the best value travel for you. If you do fly then we advise that you check for restrictions, for example how much you might need to pay to keep larger instruments in the cabin, BEFORE you book your flight.
Travel Options include:
- Train to Agen – train to Monsempron Libos
- Flight to Toulouse – shuttle to station – train to Agen – train to Monsempron Libos
- Flight to Bordeaux – shuttle to station – train to Agen – train to Monsempron Libos
- Flight to Carcassonne – shuttle to station – train to Agen – train to Monsempron Libos
- Flight to Bergerac – taxi to station – train to Monsempron Libos (we provide a transfer from Bergerac for max £25 per journey; trains to Monsempron Libos are very limited).
- Flight to Paris – train to Agen – train to Monsempron Libos
- Train to Cahors – bus to Monsempron Libos
- Car hire from airports
- Driving to Cubertou
French train tickets can be booked within three months of travel. We recommend signing up for the Rail Europe newsletter – this will give you information of special deals. If you attempt to buy tickets online ahead of time with Rail Europe you are given the option to set an alert to when booking opens for tickets appropriate for your Cubertou course. Booking early is generally very much better value than booking later.
If travelling by train your ultimate destination will be Monsempron Libos. On some travel websites you might need to specify your journey first to Agen, and then onward to Monsempron Libos. The last train from Agen to Monsempron Libos is around 20:00. The first train from Monsempron Libos to Agen on the day of your departure will be around 09:30. N.B. We originally aimed to provide a transfer from Agen to Cubertou at around 20:00 for arrivals for £30 / 35€ but, now train timetables are available, are aware that there is a train from Agen to Monsempron Libos at around 20:00. This will be much cheaper (around £8) and will arrive at Monsempron Libos at 20:40 from where we shall pick you up for free.
We shall arrange free transfers during the afternoon and evening of the start day of your course from Monsempron Libos to Cubertou – please keep us informed of your travel plans.
Travelling by Air
If flying to Toulouse, Bordeaux or Carcassonne you can take a shuttle bus (Navette) to the station and then a train to Monsempron Libos, via Agen. We shall arrange free transfers during the afternoon and evening of the start day of your course from Monsempron Libos to Cubertou – please keep us informed of your travel plans.
If flying to Bergerac, public transport towards Cubertou is extremely limited. We shall arrange one transfer from Bergerac to Cubertou – meeting the last incoming flight with a Cubertou guest on the start day of your course. Similarly, we shall arrange one transfer from Cubertou to Bergerac in time for the earliest return flight for a Cubertou guest on the last day of your course. Transfers to and from Bergerac are maximum £25 per person per journey (this will be reduced if there are more than 4 travellers per transfer).
If you require transfers to or from Bergerac please let us know.
Travelling by Car
If coming from the UK the shortest drive is to take a ferry to St Malo then drive towards Bordeaux and head east towards Cubertou via Bergerac. If taking a ferry to Calais the drive is longer, head south along the A21 then west towards Cubertou via Gourdon.
The address is ‘Cubertou’, 46700 St Martin Le Redon, France. Cubertou is NOT in the village but on the other side (south) of the D673. The track to Cubertou is opposite a house with a white boundary fence, just to the east of the two roads into St Martin Le Redon.
For a car hire comparison service from Toulouse Airport see Car Hire Search