Directions from nearby airports

Directions from Beziers/Cap d'Agde Airport

Follow the exit road, over the railway bridge, to the main Beziers - Cap d'Agde road, where you turn right towards Beziers. Continue for perhaps 10km, passing, on your left, the Canal du Midi and then on your right, an "Ed" supermarket and a garden centre. Immediately after the garden centre, avoid the traffic island ahead by taking the slip road off to the right, following the green "Beziers Centre" sign. You will pass a "Bricoman" store immediately on your left and then pass under a railway bridge, where the short dual carriageway becomes single-file and you are likely to hit a traffic jam!

Proceed through a set of traffic lights, then passing the autoroute sortie 35 complex and then a "Geant" shopping centre on your left, after which you approach a large traffic island. Stick to the right-hand lane and take the 2nd exit from the island, looking to follow the local signs to Bedarieux/Roujan. Proceed for less than 2km, down a ramp to the next island, where you again take the 2nd exit, still following Bedarieux/Roujan signs. Proceed for another 2km or so, looking to exit off to the right, again following the Bedarieux/Roujan sign. This slip road leads up a ramp to another island, where you take the first exit, onto the D909, still signposted Bedarieux/Roujan.

Proceed on the D909 for approximately 15 kilometres to Autignac, passing Magalas after approx. 12 kilometres (Intermarche store on the left as you pass) and then look for filter to turn left to Autignac (approximately 3 kilometres after Magalas).

Follow Autignac signs to the village. Turn left at the first T-junction as you approach the village, with a wine co-operative in front of you. Proceed for approximately 400 metres towards village centre, looking for small right hand turn signposted Lentheric/St Nazaire on the wall as you turn. Turning is called Rue de la Paix and the entrance is very narrow.

Proceed for approximately 150 metres, to T-junction. Turn left and immediately right into Rue Frederic Mistral.

Proceed for 100 metres and where the road spilts, bear left to the bottom, where there is a T-junction into Chemin de St Nazaire.

Turn left down a steep bank for only approximately 20 metres. The entrance to our property, number 5, is via a lane between two houses, with gates at the end (approx 60 metres). Number 3 is next door (there is no number 4).

If you should go wrong and get lost, please phone us on 04 67 09 37 06 and we will come and rescue you, if necessary!

Please let us know, if possible, if your ETA is later then planned, due to flight delays, etc.

Directions from Carcassonne Airport

There are various ways to reach us if arriving at Carcassonne. The following is as direct as possible, is pretty and cross country but some of the roads from the Capestang turnoff are narrow in places and should be negotiated with a degree of care! Total distance from the airport to our house is 95 kilometres by this route. For alternatives and for information on the region generally, try the website www.francekeys.com. (see below for an alternative route using the autoroute system)

It is advisable to avoid the working city of Carcassonne, especially in rush hours and this is easily done by joining the A61 autoroute for one junction, in an easterly direction,. From the airport, you have to turn right onto the main road, 200 metres to a traffic island, right round this and back the way you came, past the airport and look for the blue autoroute sign on your right after another 200 metres or so. Take this slip road to join the autoroute at junction 23. After taking a ticket, follow the signs to Narbonne and Barcelona (and not those to Toulouse!). The autoroute takes you past Carcassonne and look for La Cite on your left. Exit the autoroute at the next junction, 24, where you rejoin the N113 on the approach to Trebes. The toll is nominal, payable in Euros on exit.

On the approach to Trebes, pass under the railway bridge, then look for and take a left turn towards "centre ville" and Marseillette. Cross the river in Trebes and bear right, cross it again as you leave the town and you are on the D610 to Marseillette. Pass through Marseillette, following the D610 signposted Pulcheric and Olonzac. Continue on the D610, which eventually changes to the D11 then D5, right through to Capestang.

When approaching Capestang, look for and take a left turn signposted D16 Puisserguier. In Puisserguier, follow the green Beziers sign, N112, through the village. Approx. 2 km out of the village, the road becomes dual carriageway and after a further 1km look to move to the left hand lane to turn left on to the D16 to Cazouls, taking care to look out for traffic approaching from the opposite direction! Follow the "autres directions" into the village and turn left at a T junction onto the D14 Murviel road. Towards the far end of the village of Cazouls look carefully for and take a right turn, the D16 to Murviel - the entrance is partly concealed and easy to miss! (care - this next stretch of road is currently closed, spring 2007, for bridge repairs - contact us for by-passing the road closure).

Continue towards Murviel, until you aproach a T junction, where you turn left onto the D19 towards Murviel village. In the village, follow the "toutes directions" sign then the D16 sign to St. Genies de F. In St Genies, follow the D16 sign to Autignac.

Follow Autignac signs to the village. Turn left at the first T-junction as you approach the village, with a wine co-operative in front of you. Proceed for approximately 400 metres towards village centre, looking for small right hand turn signposted Lentheric/St Nazaire on the wall as you turn. Turning is called Rue de la Paix and the entrance is very narrow.

Proceed for approximately 150 metres, to T-junction. Turn left and immediately right into Rue Frederic Mistral.

Proceed for 100 metres and where the road splits, bear left to the bottom, where there is a T-junction into Chemin de St Nazaire.

Turn left down a steep bank for only approx 20 metres. Look for a pink wall on your right, half way down the bank, and turn right just before this, into a gravel drive - the gates to our property are about 60 metres down the end of the drive.

If you should go wrong and get lost, please phone us on 04 67 09 37 06 and we will come and rescue you, if necessary!

Please let us know, if possible, if your ETA is later then planned, due to flight delays, etc.

For those preferring to travel by autoroute as much as possible, join the A61 as above, east to Narbonne and then the A9 north to Montpellier, exiting at junction 36 Beziers Oest (west). Please then refer to the directions from Perpignan airport, for the rest of the journey to Autignac.

Directions from Perpignan Airport

The easiest way is via the A9 autoroute, access at junction 41 from the airport, exiting at junction 36 Beziers Oest (west). The motorway is easily found following the blue autoroute signs to Narbonne/Montpellier. Pick up a toll ticket on joining the motorway, pay on exit. For the more adventurous, you can travel up the coast by way of the public roads through the etangs, which is very pretty, but you will need a decent map.

When exiting the autoroute, go straight over the immediate traffic island, following the Beziers signs and continue for about 6km to the next island. Take the 2nd exit from this island, following the green sign to Montpellier. Continue on this new road, which by-passes Beziers, for perhaps 10km, looking for a slip road off to the right marked Bedarieux/Roujan. Take this and turn left at the T-junction onto the D909 and straight across the immediate traffic island, heading towards Bedarieux.

Please refer to "Directions from Beziers/Cap d'Agde Airport" for the remainder of the journey to Autignac.

If you should go wrong and get lost, please phone us on 04 67 09 37 06 and we will come and rescue you, if necessary!

Please let us know, if possible, if your ETA is later then planned, due to flight delays, etc.

Directions from Nimes & Montpellier Airports

The journey to Autignac from both airports is most easily accomplished via the southbound A9 autoroute, being fairly straightforward, if somewhat boring in both cases!

From Nimes airport, join the A54 autoroute initially, following the northbound directions to Nimes, to join the A9 southbound (signposted Narbonne/Barcelona) at junction 25. Keep on the A9 until junction 35, Beziers Est, where exit - see the Montpellier directions below for what to look for immediately on exiting the autoroute. Then, refer to "Directions from Beziers/Cap d'Agde Airport" for the rest of the journey to Autignac.

From Montpellier airport, initially follow the "toutes directions" signs to a traffic island, where you will pick up the first blue autoroute sign, which follow onto a dual carriageway towards Montpellier. Look to exit this at the 2nd of the A9 exits (the first is the northbound route to Nimes), signposted A9 Narbonne/Barcelona, joining the A9 at junction 29. As for the directions from Nimes, take the A9 to junction 35.

On leaving the autoroute and, after paying the toll, stick to the right hand lane, following the green "Beziers Centre" sign (otherwise, you will end up on the A75, heading north again!). This will lead you to a traffic island - take the first exit off this, still following the green "BeziersCentre" sign, up a ramp and filter onto the main road which runs round the north side of Beziers. You will quickly pass a "Geant" shopping complex on your left and then approach a large traffic island.

Please then refer to the "Directions from Beziers/Capd'Agde Airport" for the rest of the journey to Autignac.

If you should go wrong and get lost, please phone us on 04 67 09 37 06 and we will come and rescue you, if necessary!

Please let us know, if possible, if your ETA is later then planned, due to flight delays, etc.