By Car

From the United Kingdom, you can cross the channel by ferry from any port or Euro Tunnel and you will have motorway all the way to Narbonne, which is only a 20 minutes from the gites. Sat navs tend to direct you via Paris. We recommend the route below, which cuts out hours of delay around Paris and is the shortest. If you can put it into your sat nav, then that is the best way here.

  • From Calais:
    • Use the A16 (E402) from Calais to Abbeville.
    • Take the A28 to Rouen and then onwards to Evreux and Chartres.
    • Join the A10 (E05) at junction 12 for Orleans.
    • Change motorways to A71 (E09) to Vierzon and Clermont Ferrand.
  • From Clermont Ferrand and the new Millau bridge:
    • Take the A75 from Clermont Ferrand south to Millau.
    • From there follow motorway south towards Pezenas and Beziers. Signs will also show Barcelona and Toulouse.
    • There is a motorway split near Clermont L’Herault at this point. You do not want to go to Montpellier or Marseille.
    • The motorway now links through Pezanas to Beziers. You need to follow the blue signs for the Péage and join the A9.
    • Be sure to be heading towards Toulouse and Barcelona on the motorway.
    • Leave the motorway at J38 Narbonne Sud.
    • Take the N9 (D6009) towards Carcassonne and Beziers (not Perpignan). There are several small turn offs over the first half mile. The first major take off is to Carcassonne about 2 miles. You do not take this. Go straight on towards Beziers.
    • At the second roundabout you take the third exit for Marcorignan and Ginestas. You go straight through Marcorignan over the River Aude and St Marcel is the next village.
    • On entering the village you will see a pavement café/bar on the left.
  • Once at St. Marcel-sur-Aude:
    • Sharp right and left bends going uphill bring you to our turn.
    • The St Marcel Immobilier (estate agent) on the right boulangerie on left then an immediate left turn for St Nazaire. Take this.
    • As you pass the old church on your left (50 yards) turn left into Rue du 4 September, which runs around the back of the church.
    • As you leave the church behind you, you should see No 9 behind the big blue metal gates facing you with plane trees over hanging them. There is a bell on the right hand pillar.