From Calais the distance is 550 miles and the straight through journey
time, allowing for stops, is around 9.5 hours. It’s autoroute all the way except
for the last 30 km. We usually break our journey at the large service area at Deols/Chateauroux
(junction 12 on the A20) where there are a number of modern low cost hotels
including Budget Ibis at around 50€.
Eating in the nearby Escale Restaurant is not to be missed. Excellent
food at very reasonable prices – open 24/7.
This leaves the final 200 miles for the following
day. If you are not using a Satnav, we will happily let you have our preferred itinerary.
Air: EasyJet operate two flights a day from London Gatwick to Toulouse. The journey by car from the airport to
St Jean de Laur takes about 100 minutes most of which is by autoroutes. Again,
we can let you have itinerary.