Please note this information is specific to Cubertou SARL courses, for other rentals please arrange travel details with the organiser.
Please arrive at Cubertou, Monsempron Libos or Bergerac on the afternoon or evening of the start day of your course.
Our favourite trips from London are via the overnight ferry to St Malo, then drive down to Cubertou via Bergerac or flight direct to Bergerac.
Some visitors like to split travel, for example getting to Bordeaux or Paris on Saturday and arriving at Monsempron Libos on Sunday afternoon.
It’s almost impossible for us to keep up with the best deals… so it’s best to do an internet search with ‘cheap flights to Bordeaux’ or ‘cheap trains to Monsempron Libos’ and you’ll get lots of options. Seat 61 , Rail Europe, Eurostar, Captain Train and The Bahn are sites for train travel that have been recommended.
Two Together rail card is useful if you book your travel early and are travelling with another.
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. Please also check for restrictions, for example how much you might need to pay to keep larger instruments in the cabin/luggage rack, BEFORE you book your flight or train.
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 – transfer from Bergerac for 30 euros per journey (see details below)
- Flight to Paris – train to Agen – train to Monsempron Libos
- Train to Cahors – bus to Monsempron Libos
- Car hire from airports
- Driving to Cubertou
Train Travel – times
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.
We shall arrange free transfers between Monsempron Libos and Cubertou. We’ll meet all arrivals from 15:00 to the last train of the evening and deliver to departures between 09:00 and midday – 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. Please be aware that airport websites can be optimistic with regard to shuttle times between airports and stations… we recommend you double any timings suggested by the airports. 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 30 euros per person per journey, payable at Cubertou.
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 of the D673. The track to Cubertou is opposite a house with a white boundary fence, north east of the two roads into St Martin Le Redon.
For a car hire comparison service from Toulouse Airport see Car Hire Search
Waiting in Agen
If you find yourself in Agen and would like to eat then you might try TY MAT’ LOT at 08, rue Emile Sentini, 47000 Agen. A Breton Crêperie / Saladerie, about ten minutes walk from the station, this was a welcome find when I once missed the last train to Monsempron Libos and everywhere else was closed. The crépes were excellent, so was the pitcher of cider…
Waiting in Bergerac
If you find yourself in Bergerac with time to spare then I recommend a boat trip on the Dordogne. There is also a wine museum in an old monastery and a tobacco museum. Lots of places to eat. You might also take a taxi out to Monbazillac Chateau, this is lovely and also most informative… about making the famous Monbazillac wine and also about the area’s protestant history and its resulting ties with Holland and England. It is about 10mins drive from the airport and has a sweeping view over vineyards down to Bergerac. To date the tourist office at Bergerac has accepted baggage, for a small fee, so you can explore Bergerac hands free.