Travelling to Château L’Age Baston

Getting to the Château couldn’t be easier. Fly, drive or take the train and be there in time for dinner. Château L’Age Baston is in the department of Charente, in southwest France. It is just outside the small town of La Rochefoucauld and 15 miles east of the City of Angoulême. Guests travel by car direct to Château L’Age Baston; others come by train to Angoulême (Eurostar & TGV). or fly to Limoges or Bordeaux Airports. We offer free transfers from all these arrival points but please check below for supported schedules prior to booking your travel.

Transfer time to Château L’Age Baston from Angoulême Station is approximately 20 minutes; from Limoges Airport it usually takes about an hour. Bordeaux Airport to L’Age Baston takes 1 hr 30 minutes.

If you would like L’Age Baston Ltd to meet you from your flight or train, please tell us your travel details as soon as you can so that we can schedule your collection.

By Car

Driving : Château L’Age Baston is approximately 7 hours from Calais and 5 hours from Caen. Guests travelling by car can plan their route via the AA’s Route Planner: http://www.theaa.com/route-planner/index.jsp or via Michelins’ route planner. http://www.viamichelin.co.uk. If you enter your departure postcode and destination postcode (16110), the route planner will schedule your journey for you. You can also choose to set a ‘via’ points if you wish to stop somewhere en route.  The best time for you to arrive at L’Age Baston is mid-afternoon.

The address of Château L’Age Baston is:

Château L’Age Baston
St Projet St Constant
16110
France

Tel: +33 (0) 5 45 63 53 07

If you have any local navigation problems, please do not hesitate to ring the French number.

Channel crossings can be booked at:

By Train

Taking the train is a lovely way to get to L’Age Baston as you can sit back and relax and watch the French countryside unroll.

Train time from London St Pancras to Angoulême varies depending whether you come through Paris, Marne la Vallee or Lille.

Going via Lille or Marne la Vallee usually only involves a platform change (but please do check!).  If you go via Paris, please bare in mind that you have to change stations and cross Paris on the Metro with your luggage or take a taxi.

We can pick you up and provide a free transfer back to L’Age Baston.

At time of writing, the best trains to get are:-

  • Depart St Pancras 09.24 (via Paris) & arrive Angoulême 16.34
  • Depart St Pancras 10.14 (via Marne la Vallee) & arrive Angoulême 17.32

For return journeys, we recommend:

  • Depart Angouleme 10.26 (via Lille) & arrive St Pancras at 16.05

Please note that Eurostar & TGV reservations can ONLY be made up to three months in advance of your departure date. Try to book any earlier and it will look like no trains are available or may tell you that it is too early to book. We would therefore advise that you make a note in your diary of the date 3 months before departure and book then to get the best deal.

Eurostar and TGV trains via Lille or Paris to Angoulême can be booked at:

By Air

Flying is a popular way of getting to L’Age Baston and we provide a free transfer service from Limoges and Bordeaux Airports for certain flights. Here is a list of the scheduled Summer 2017 flights that we can meet by arrangement. Please note that we usually only pick up from each airport once a day.  Therefore you may have be a short wait at the airport for the other guests on a later flight.  In this situation we will usually meet you and go for a coffee while we wait for the others to arrive.

At the time of writing our supported flights are:

Carrier Departs Flight Number Time Arrives Time Return Leg Flight Number Home
Easy Jet Belfast EZY6681 11:15 Bordeaux 14:10 14:40 EZY6682 15:45
Easy Jet Gatwick EZY8013 11:50 Bordeaux 14:30 14.55 EZY8014 15:35
Fly Be Birmingham BE1843 12:20 Bordeaux 15:00 15.30 BE1844 16:10
Ryanair Cork FR9905 13:30 Bordeaux 16:20 16.45 FR9906 17:35
Easy Jet Liverpool EZY7075 13:35 Bordeaux 16:25 16.55 EZY7076 17:40
Easy Jet Bristol EZY6121 13:35 Bordeaux 16:05 16.30 EZY6122 17:05
Easy Jet Belfast EZY6681 13:55 Bordeaux 16:50 17:20 EZY6682 18:25
Fly Be Southampton BE3225 10:25 Limoges 12:55 13:20 BE3226 13:55
Ryanair East Midlands FR1632 12:40 Limoges 15:25 15:50 BE1633 16:30
Ryanair Stansted FR8776 12:05 Limoges 14:45 15:10 FR8777 15:50

 

If you are considering taking a flight that does not appear on this above list, please contact Victoria first (+44 (0)208 319 8572 or victoria@lagebaston.com) to make sure that we are able to provide you with a transfer before you book.

International Visitors

Most of our inter-continental guests fly to Paris and then take a TGV train to Angoulême Station.  This takes 2hr 15 minutes and then we can collect you from there. There are also several long distance flights into Bordeaux airport: http://www.bordeaux.aeroport.fr/en/info/destinations-departing-bordeaux.