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Traveling to Quercy from the UK

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Destination - Quercy

Quercy is a historic province that stretches over the modern day department of Lot and the northern section of Tarn-et-Garonne.

It is now part of the Occitanie region.

It is traversed by the Dordogne and Lot rivers that shape the northern plateaus known as Causses de Quercy.

They continue their journey towards the sea through the warmer Bas-Quercy, a pleasant region of undulating, gentle, long and narrow hills and fertile valleys.

Quintessential Quercy is a beautiful region worth discovering.

Traveling to Quercy from the UK is a bit of a journey, but it is relatively easy.

Here are the links to the various official sites you'll need:

Traveling to Quercy from the UK - Air travel information

The closest airports are Brive and Toulouse.


The Aéroport Brive Vallée de la Dordogne is located 87km north of Limoges.

Ryanair operates to Brive from London Stansted


The Aéroport Toulouse Blagnac is located 112km south of Cahors.

British Airways operates to Toulouse from London Heathrow, Easy Jet from Bristol and London Gatwick, and Jet2 from Manchester

The airport and town are linked by a service of buses and an airport shuttle (navette aéroport) and a tram line.

Traveling to Quercy from the UK - Ferry travel information

Brittany Ferries operates from:
- Portsmouth to Caen-Ouistreham, Cherbourg, Le Havre and St Malo
- Poole to Cherbourg
- Plymouth to Roscoff
- Cork to Roscoff

Condor Ferries operates a weekly ferry service from Portsmouth to Cherbourg, from late May to early September, and Catamaran services from Poole and Weymouth to Saint Malo via the Channel Islands.

P&O operates regular crossings from Dover to Calais.

LD Lines - DFDS Seaways operates services from Newhaven to Dieppe and Dover to Calais or Dunkirk.

Traveling to Quercy from the UK - Car travel information

Here are the distances using motorways (with tolls) and/or dual-carriage ways from:

- Saint-Malo to Cahors (743km)

- Caen-Ouistreham to Cahors (693km)

- Calais to Cahors (861km)

- Cherbourg to Cahors (802km)

- Roscoff to Cahors (885km)

N.B. The speed limit on two-way roads changed on 1st JULY 2018.

Traveling to Quercy from the UK - Car Rental travel information

Aéroport Brive Vallée de la Dordogne: Avis, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz, Sixt

Aéroport Toulouse-Blagnac: Avis Budget, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz, Sixt

Traveling to Quercy from the UK - Rail travel information

Eurotunnel links Folkestone to Calais in 35 minutes.

Eurostar links London St Pancras to Paris - Gare du Nord in 2h20 or 2h30, with an average of 15 trains per weekday; gates close 40mn prior to departure.

You'll then have to connect on a TGV (SNCF) from Gare d'Austerlitz (station) to your destination in Quercy.

Here's a list of picturesque tourist sites in Quercy in the Occitanie region

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Chateau de Montal - Renaissance facades and seen from the formal garden

April 30 2019

Chateau de Montal, a Renaissance masterpiece in Quercy

Chateau de Montal, a Renaissance masterpiece built by a woman and returned to its past grandeur by the industrialist and patron of the arts Maurice Fenaille
Dolmen de Martignes in Beduer - Lot

April 26 2019

Dolmen de Martignes and Cloup de Coutze

Dolmen de Martignes and Dolmen du Cloup of Coutze, the most famous of the 12 dolmens listed in Beduer, a village of Quercy along St. James Way
Gouffre de Saint-Sauveur- Emeral waters of the resurgence of the river Ouysse

April 23 2019

Gouffre de Saint-Sauveur – Ouysse River’s resurgence

The Gouffre de Saint-Sauveur is a basin of emerald water nestled in the lush greenery where the river Ouysse resurfaces near the village of Calès in the Lot
Chateau des Anglais, also known as Chateau Fort de La Roque d'Autoire

April 19 2019

Chateau des Anglais or Chateau Fort de La Roque d’Autoire

Chateau des Anglais - Chateau Fort de La Roque d’Autoire, the troglodyte fort the lords of Turenne built at the border of the Auvergne and Toulouse counties
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