Suggestions on how to reach our family-friendly farmhouse / gite in the south of France:
Calais to Les Armengauds takes approximately 9 hrs 15. If you have the time, this is a fantastic choice, taking you past historical sites, beautiful landscapes and of course the wonderful cities of Paris, Orléans, Limoges and Toulouse.
Caen (Ouistreham) to Les Armengauds takes slightly less time (at just over 8 hours) and you don't need to contend with the potential delays around Paris. (Although your crossing from Portsmouth will take around 5hrs.) This route takes you via Le Mans, Tours, Poitiers, Bordeaux and Toulouse.
TGV runs to both Toulouse and Perpignan. But book early - these get booked up very early!
We are served by two excellent regional airports - Carcassonne Salvaza airport (40 mins drive) and Toulouse Blagnac airport (50 mins drive).
Carcassonne Salvaza airport is served by Ryanair, flying in from Liverpool (Sat), East Midlands (Fri/Sat/Sun), London Stansted (Fri/Sat/Sun), Cork (Sat), Dublin (Sat), Shannon (Sat) and Brussels (Fri/Sat/Sun).
Toulouse Blagnac airport is served by Easyjet, flying in from Bristol (Sat), London Gatwick (Sat), Lyon (Fri/Sun), Madrid (Fri/Sun) and Paris Orly (Sat).
Perpignan-Rivesaltes Airport is also only about 90 minutes away, also served by Ryanair (London Stansted (Sat); Birmingham (Sun); and Brussels (Sat)) and BMI Baby (Manchester (Sat)).