From the U.S.
Arrive & Depart Paris (Charles de Gaulle Airport).
The advantage of this route is that you can include a few days in Paris.
Paris to Pierrelatte
- BY CAR It takes 6.5 hours to drive from Paris to Pierrelatte. The French auto routes are well maintained, easy to navigate, and the food at the rest areas is good.
- BY HIGH SPEED TRAIN Take the TGV, 3 hours from Paris to Valence, depart Gare du Lyon. Rent a car in Valence and it is a 45 minute drive to Pierrelatte.
- BY PLANE 1 hour from Paris to Marseille. Rent a car in Marseille and it is a 1.5 drive to Pierelatte.
From Brussels, Belgium
Brussels is one of the easier airports to go through.
- BY CAR It takes 10 hours. You could take your time and visit some great places along the way, including Reims, the Champagne capital, or Beaune, the Burgundy capital.
- BY HIGH SPEED TRAIN Take the TGV, Brussels to Valence.
- BY PLANE 1 hour 45 minutes to Marseille.
From Marseilles, France Airport
- BY CAR It takes 90 minutes to our house.
From Lyon, France Airport
- BY CAR It takes 2 hours to our house.
- BY CAR Driving in France is easy (except for Paris!) You can use a U.S. drivers license. You should check with your auto insurance company before you go to determine if you should get additional coverage when you rent the car. If you plan on driving much through the country we recommend you purchase a French highway book. The main auto routes are fast and easy, but they are toll roads. A good site to plan your routes is www.viamichelin.com. This site also calculates the tolls for you.
- PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION Between the high speed trains, local trains, subways, buses and taxis you can go to all of the main cities in France. However to visit many of the rural sites you will need a car.