Having purchased Les Taloches as an already established Gite business, 2016 was our first season in the Dordogne.
Suzie having previously worked in the Financial services sector in London for 20 years and Gary in telecommunications for 35 years – they felt it was time to realise their dream of running their own business in France.
After countless trips to various departments in France, Suzie & Gary settled on the beautiful region of the Perigord Vert, known for its rolling hills and gastronomy. Les Taloches offered exactly what they were looking for…a tranquil setting, on the edge of a village and close to the medieval city Périgueux. We love the laid-back lifestyle and long sunny days and hope you enjoy Les Taloches as much as we do.
Tourtoirac is 35 km north-east of Périgueux, the capital of the Dordogne. It is 8km south of the market town of Excideuil, and 9km west of Hautefort. The autoroute A/N89 which runs from Bordeaux via Périgueux to Brive la Gaillarde is 15km away.
You can find Tourtoirac by visiting www.viamichelin.com. Search Les Taloches Ouest, 24390 Tourtoirac.
The best driving directions are on www.mappy.com
For those who have a GPS route planner, Les Taloches is located at 45.27688°N 1.06130°E
Alternatively, try “Les Taloches Ouest” under Tourtoirac with postcode 24390.
You can fly to the Dordogne at any time of the year and from the UK you can now fly directly from a number of regional airports (London Stansted, London Gatwick, London City, East Midlands, Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham, Southampton, Liverpool, Bristol, Edinburgh, Exeter, Cork & Dublin).
The closest airport is Brive-Souillac (Aeroport Brive-Vallee-Dordogne – 45 mins) followed by Bergerac & Limoges airports (both about 1 hr 15 mins). Bordeaux international airport is approx 2 hours drive.
Flights are operated by:
For an idea of prices please click here to use Google’s flight search tool, but we recommend shopping around for the best fares from individual airlines.
Car rental pick-up is available at each airport. We have arranged a 10% discount for our guests with Rhino Car Hire, who compare rates from all the rental agents.
Tourtoirac is approximately 8 hours drive from Calais (to/from Folkestone/Dover), and 6.5 hours from Caen (to/from Portsmouth) or Le Havre (to/from Portsmouth).
If coming from Caen or Le Havre, or if you wish to avoid Paris, head for Rouen on A16, then A28, A13 (towards Paris), N13, N154 (Dreux, Chartres) then A10 to Orléans, A71, A20 to Limoges (then see local directions below).
From Calais, the A16 carries less traffic than the A26 and you can join the A1 for Paris either via A29 from Amiens or, close into Paris, via the D104 to Charles de Gaulle Airport and pick up A1 there. Follow signs to A10 Bordeaux/Orléans. At Orléans take A71 (follow Toulouse) then A20 to Limoges (then see local directions below).
There are a number of good rail options especially given the introduction in 2017 of the new TGV route from Paris to Bordeaux and Eurostar from the UK to Lille or Paris. The most direct routes are:-
– From Lille to Angouleme (4 hours), meaning you won’t need to transfer in Paris from Gard du Nord to Montparnasse or Austerlitz.
– From Paris (Gare Montparnasse) to Angouleme (2 hours via the new high speed TGV route).
– From Paris (Gare Austerlitz) to Limoges (3 hours) or Brive (4 hours).
Timetables may be accessed through www.oui.sncf.com. It is essential to have a car in this area and car rental pick-up is available at major stations. The drive times to Les Taloches are; from Angouleme – 1 hr 40 mins, from Limoges – 1 hr 15 mins and from Brive – 50 mins.
Via Limoges (50 mins): From Limoges (A20 exit 36) take D704 through St Yrieix la Perche. Then follow Périgueux signs on D704. At Cherveix-Cubas fork right for Tourtoirac. In village turn right onto D67, over the river and fork right towards Excideuil. Les Taloches is on the left about 300 yards up the hill. First entrance for La Châtaigne, second for La Grange.
Via Brive (45 mins): Take A89 (Bordeaux). Exit at Sortie 17 – Sarlat. Turn right on N89 towards Périgueux. After about 500 yards, go right at roundabout onto D704 (Hautefort, St Yrieix-la-Perche). After 15km arrive St Agnan. Turn left in village onto D62 (Tourtoirac, Périgueux). After 6km enter Tourtoirac. In village turn right onto D67, over the river and fork right towards Excideuil. Les Taloches is on the left about 300 yards up the hill. First entrance for La Châtaigne, second for La Grange.
Via Périgueux (30 mins): Follow directions for Limoges (N21) heading out of Périgueux. At Trelissac turn right at traffic lights onto D5, cross the river and at next roundabout go left on the D5 (Bassillac airport & Hautefort). Carry on along this road via Le Change and Cubjac to Tourtoirac. In village centre after the bar Relais d’Ans turn sharp left onto D67, over the river and fork right towards Excideuil. Les Taloches is on the left about 300 yards up the hill. First entrance for La Châtaigne, second for La Grange.
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