La Marteille is situated in the SW of France in the Dordogne area and the nearest large town would be Perigord. There is a choice of airports as all are within approximately 70 miles of the property, the nearest being Bergerac the second nearest would be Bordeaux. Easy Jet, Ryanair and Flybe make regular flights to Bergerac and British Airways plus numerous other airlines fly to Bordeaux. We have always found that the easiest route by car has been from Caen or St Malo which can be accessed by ferry from Portsmouth, although this can be more expensive that taking the shorter ferry from Dover to Calais or Bologne. The drive from Caen is pleasant and takes about 6 hours whereas the drive from Calais or Bologne can take up to 9 hours. Once you are in La Marteille there are numerous places to visit such as Perigord a medieval town with stunning architecture and specialised restaurants in the local cuisine of Duck. Brantome is another beautiful location with a wonderful Chateau and restaurants located next to the river. There are many activities in the area including canoeing, fishing, horse riding, nature walks, swimming in the local river of the Dronne is also very popular and is supervised by local lifeguards in the high season. Bordeille is another beautiful village with a wonderful Chateau and restaurants, a must. There are many other local villages which must be seen. The vineyards of the Gironde are approximately 40 miles away and this is also a must for everyone to visit and try some of the finest wines in the world. Local fetes and events are continuous during the spring, summer and autumn and you should keep your eyes open for information as some of these such as the Flower Festival can be outstanding. Catalogues, leaflets, cards and maps are left in the property for your information.