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  • Alençon-Le Mans-Tours-Poitiers
  • EXIT for Angoulême and head towards Ribérac
  • Just before entering Ribérac, go left on roundabout to the D710 direction Périgueux
  • Once arrived at Tocane St Apre take first right off roundabout -'Centre Ville'
  • Then first right again on D103, direction Mensignac/St Astier, keep straight on
  • When the road splits in front of you, take right fork through Chantepoule (name on speed restriction sign!)
  • About 1km after Chantepoule, blue sign board 'La Chaise' on your right
  • 200m further, large wooden gate on your right, wooden name plate on right


  • Head for Paris-Orléans-Châteauroux-Limoges
  • At Brive take motorway A89 to Périgueux, continue to exit 14 marked St Astier (Beware! There are 2 exits 'St Astier', take the St Astier + Neuvic option)
  • Head into St Astier, once passed under the railway arch turn left at T-junction, over the bridge, then immediately right and follow along the river
  • On outskirts of town, take first left just before junction with main road
  • Head uphill to the D43 marked to St Aquilin/Tocane St Apre
  • When the road forks, take the option to Tocane - the right fork, D103
  • Continue straight on for about 3km, note crossroads with water tower on the right
  • Keep straight on, 500m along you will see wooden barred gate and name board 'La Chaise' on left

Arriving from St Astier


 Arriving from Tocane




Eurostar via Lille or Paris (preferred option) to Angoulême where there are car hire agencies - Hertz and Europcar - or on to Libourne where you can change for the St Astier/Périgueux train. There is a Budget Rent-A-Car hire agency opposite Périgueux station, or you can telephone for a taxi from St Astier.



From BORDEAUX-MERIGNAC you can rent a car or take the bus/taxi to Gare St Jean where you can find the Périgueux train (not all trains stop at St Astier). If renting a car, leave the airport direction Bordeaux-Libourne which will bring you on to the 'Rocade'. Follow directions for Libourne & A89, you will cross the river on the Pont d'Aquitaine - bear right, avoid directions A10! - once off the main road (direction Lormont/Cenon) keep right as the fork for Libourne is hidden by petrol station signs. Once on the N89 to Libourne, exit 8 will take you to the A89, then take exit 14 to St Astier/Neuvic, then as above. The whole journey is just under two hours.

From BERGERAC-ROUMANIERES the journey to La Chaise takes about an hour. Apparently all the major car rental companies how have agencies there. There are two options: (a) go through the town to connect with the road to Mussidan which will lead to the A89, take direction Périgueux and exit 14 for St Astier/Neuvic, or (b) skirt the town and pick up the N21 to Périgueux and you can either go to Périgueux then take the A89 back to exit 14 for St Astier/Neuvic or you can go across country, taking a left turn at Bordas and the valley road for Manzac, then over the hills and under the A89 to St Astier.

From LIMOGES airport the journey will likely be a little over two hours down the N21 to connect with the A89 at Périgueux, then head for Bordeaux and take exit 14 St Astier/Neuvic or go across country from Thiviers-Brantôme-Bourdeilles-Lisle-Tocane then as above. There is also a (slow) train conection Limoges-Périgueux-Bordeaux which occasionally stops at St Astier. Périgueux is only half an hour by road to La Chaise.

From ANGOULEME (BRIE-CHAMPNIERS / COGNAC) as this airport is north of the town, it could add as much as an hour to the journey, making it two hours in total. I don't know this airport, but apparently there are take services to town and car hire facilities. There is now a by-pass around Angoulême - follow signs for Périgueux and Ribérac, do not go to Bordeaux!