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Getting Here

Towns & Villages

Accommodation Rates

Useful Information

 

Airports

Bordeaux Airport : www.bordeaux.aeroport.fr
Bergerac Airport : www.bergerac.aeroport.fr/index.php
Limoges : www.aeroportlimoges.com/uk/
Toulose Airport : www.toulouse.aeroport.fr 

 

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Car rentals at airports

Anyone planning to travel to the Dordogne without their own vehicle, should be well advised, that it is very difficult, if not impossible  to rely on any form of public transport. Getting to and from the mayor towns and cities by train is not a problem, but travelling around without a vehical is not recommended.
We have put a list together of companies offering rentals for the Dordogne.
{ Please remember that phone numbers, email addresses and websites can change without our knowledge }  

 

BUGGS CARHIRE  + 33 553 36 04 86 
ADA + 33 561 30 00 33
AVIS + 33 561 30 04 94
BUDGET + 33 561 71 85 80
CITER + 33 561 30 00 01
EUROPCAR + 33 561 30 02 30
EURORENT + 33 561 71 20 33
HERTZ + 33 561 30 00 26 

www.buggscarhire.com
www.avis.com
www.orbitz.com
www.thrifty.com
www.europecar.com
www.budget.com
Search for best deal: www.carhiresearch.co.uk

 

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Miscellaneous Information.

Internet
Internet and Internet cafes are very common in France, you can usually pay per 15 min or an hour. Remember that they use the AZERTY keyboard and not QWERTY.

 

Telephoning
Most public call boxes now use telephone cards which are sold in tobacconists, post offices, SNCF or RATP ticket offices and other retail outlets.
To call abroad the code is 00 + country code + area code + number you are calling.
The code for the U.K. for instance would be 00.44. then the area code omitting the first zero (0)
The code for the U.S.A. is 001.

Changing money
France is part of the Euro zone. There are 8 euro coins denominated in 2 and 1 euros, then 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 cents.
There are 7 euro notes enominated in 500, 200, 100, 50, 20, 10 and 5 euros.
Foreign currency can be changed in post offices, stations or airports as well as banks.

ATM machines
Visa, MasterCard, Eurocard (any bank with the CB sign) American Express a few in the very large cities and elsewhere via Le Credit Lyonnais
Bank Cirrus via Le Credit Mutuel and Le Credit Agricole It is very easy to get cash with Visa, MasterCard and Eurocard possible with American Express, difficult with Cirrus and Plus.

Travelers cheques
Easy to cash at any bank. There are often charges if the cheques are not in Euro’s. Can also be changed at post offices.

Post offices
Post offices are generally open from 8 am to 7 pm on weekdays and from 8 am to midday on Saturdays. Some are closed from 12.30pm to 2pm for lunch. Traveller’s cheques and money can also be changed here.
Stamps can also be purchased at tobacconists.

Credit cards
Accepted everywhere. Look for the sign CB in green-blue Visa, MasterCard, Eurocard (Carte Bleue network) AmEx, JCB (sometimes, and nearly always where there are tourists)

Foreign exchange
Best rates are usually given at banks or at the American Express offices. It is easier to change a foreign currency into Euros than Euros into something else since banks have a limited stock of foreign currency.

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