Flights are now open!
Toulouse is the closest airport from the venue - a 1 hour drive away. Alternatively, you can also fly into Bergerac or Bordeaux, which are 2 hours away.
For the Southerners, Easyjet fly from Gatwick to Toulouse. They have lots of flights every day: usually 4 on Thursdays and Fridays into Toulouse, and 4 on Sundays and 3 on Mondays into Gatwick. BA fly to Toulouse from Heathrow.
For the Northerners, your best bet is to fly from Manchester with FlyBe. Flybe has flights out on Thursday or Friday morning, and a flight home on Monday morning (the Monday is yet to be released). Alternatively, there's lots of other options if you fly from London.
We would recommend hiring a car from Toulouse airport to get around freely and be able to explore the beautiful region of Gers. Alternatively, you can book a taxi to and from the airport. Some options below:
Thomas, First VTC: firstname.lastname@example.org
Class V Premium: www.classvpremium.fr
Lectoure is the largest and prettiest village in the area. It's a 20 minute drive from the Chateau.
Friday morning is the Lectoure market where you can sample a bit of the local food and culture. Go to the thermal spa to 'prendres les eaux'... or go to the brocante at the bottom of the high street where they sell very nice vintage and antique furniture, sold by lovely old French rockers.
We recommend eating in the following cafes and restaurants...
Le Barbacane: Only open on weekdays but does lovely coffee and lunch dishes.
Le P'tit Resto de Gaia: Open 7 days a week. Really interesting, health foods and lovely owners.
Le Rouge Gorge: A little restaurant, cave à vins and brocante rolled into one. A foodie and wino place, and it has a nice terrace out the back as well. Usually open daily.
Auberge des Bouviers: for something more high end, this restaurant has very good food in a more traditional setting. The staff are fairly grumpy... but this is France!