French Retreat 14th-20th May (6 nights) Getting There & Around


Flights: There are several options of getting to La Maison.  Ryanair fly to Carcassonne (just 10 minutes from the house) from the following UK airports;  London Stansted, Liverpool, Glasgow and East Midlands.  Ryanair also fly from London Stansted and Birmingham to Perpignan, approximately 45 minutes drive to the venue. 

Alternatively flights from London Heathrow (BA) and London Gatwick (Easyjet) arrive into Toulouse, a 1 hour drive from La Maison.


If there is sufficient interest we will arrange a transfer from Reading (our UK base) to London Stansted Airport, and from Carcasonne Airport to the House. If you would like help organising your transfers outside of these locations, then please do get in touch and we will do our best to assist you.

Getting around:

Our location and itinerary means that having your own transport is not at all essential during your stay.  Transport will be arranged for all our excursions, and plenty of places can be reached on foot or by bike. Should you wish to have more flexibility and spend time exploring further afield on your own, we would recommend car hire from the airport. Whilst there is sufficient parking space at the house to accommodate multiple vehicles, please do let us know if you plan to hire a car so we can reserve you a space, on a first come first served basis.



Arrival at La Maison is from 6pm on the day of arrival.  Departure is at 2pm on the final day of the retreat, however please note that bedrooms must be vacant from 11am on the last day.  We have tried to ensure that these times fit in with, what we predict to be the more popular London flights into Toulouse and Carcassone. If you have alternative travel arrangements, do let us know and we will endeavour to accommodate them, but please bear in mind that we are restricted by the check in/out times of the property.