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Getting to Faugères

Bus services are limited, so a car is almost essential.


Distances

From ferry ports

  • Calais 630 miles (1,000km)
  • Caen: 570 miles (920km)
  • St Malo: 600 miles (978km)
  • Santander: 460 miles (750km)

From airports to Faugères

  • Béziers: 25 miles (40km)
  • Montpellier: 56 miles (90km)
  • Carcassonne: 80 miles (127km)
  • Toulouse: 137 miles (220km)
  • Perpignan: 76 miles (122km)
  • Nîmes airport: 86 miles (139km)

By Air

Direct flights serve the area's airports - but each route doesn't operate every day.

  • Béziers (BZR) from Luton, Stansted, Bristol, Manchester and Edinburgh (Ryanair)
  • Montpellier from Birmingham and Leeds (Ryanair)
  • Montpellier from London Gatwick and Luton (EasyJet)
  • Carcassonne from Bournemouth, East Midlands, Glasgow, Liverpool and Stansted (Ryanair)
  • Toulouse (TLS) from Gatwick (easyJet), Heathrow (British Airways), Luton (easyJet) and Stansted (Ryanair), Manchester (FlyBe), Birmingham and Bristol (FlyBe)

Faugères is about an hour's drive from Montpellier airport, 75 minutes from Carcassonne and 30 minutes from Béziers/Cap d'Agde airport.

Flights serve Nîmes from Liverpool and Luton, Perpignan from Stansted and Birmingham, and (from various UK airports) Toulouse, Marseille, Barcelona and Lyon.

Shuttle buses regularly link Toulouse airport with the town's railway station with an hourly service to Narbonne and connections to Béziers.

Hiring a car may however be most convenient.


By rail

France's TGV routes link Paris and Lille with Montpellier, Agde and Béziers.

However, the old, slow 'Aubrac' route through central France still runs - although changing trains is necessary at Clermont Ferrand - via Millau and the Viaduc de Garabit.

The nearest railway station is Bédarieux - but the nearest car hire offices are in Béziers!

The German railways website lists services across Europe while the www.seat61.com site offers an alternative.

Voyages SNCF offers a comprehensive online booking facility in English.


Bus links

Bus services to and from Béziers and Bédarieux are limited. However one early morning bus is relatively convenient for a train to Paris and another, in the afternoon, connects Béziers station with Faugères.

The timetable is online at www.herault-transport.fr/sites/default/files/fiches-horaires/ligne-rg/215.pdf


By road

Driving from the Channel Tunnel or a major ferry port takes at least 10 hours on the main motorways. Breaking the drive is recommended. (You will see more of France than service areas.) Motorway tolls between Faugères and the Channel can total more than €40. In 2017, the charge for using the A75 from Clermont Ferrand to cross the spectacular Millau viaduct was less than €10. (Speed cameras are plentiful on this route and, from May 2017, drivers from the UK may be traced and fined for speeding.)

All cars in France must carry high visibility jackets, warning triangle signs and an approved breathalyser.


Cars

The 'car club' concept of renting 'shared' vehicles by the hour has reached the Occitanie region. The Modulauto chain has pick-up points in Montpellier, Narbonne and Perpignan with another due to open in Sète. They can be contacted by e-mail or phone: +33/0 4 6758 0606 from 09h00-18h00 (Monday-Saturday) and 10h30-13h00 on Sundays. In 2016, they were running a discount offer with the Languedoc-Roussillon SNCF region allowing holders of train tickets cheaper prices and an hour free.