The Journey Over

Fishermens Retreat is a 5-acre exclusive fishing lake in rural Limousin for up to 4 anglers.

The Journey

You can get to us a numerous of ways..

Flying

This is the most luxurious way of coming and doesn’t take long. You can rent a car at Limoges airport or we can pick your group up for £50 each way.

Airlines

Ryanair: https://www.ryanair.com/gb/en/

Flybe: https://www.flybe.com

British Airways https://www.britishairways.com/travel/home/public/en_gb

All these airlines fly to Limoges from the UK and the flight is roughly 1 hour 20 minutes. Some airlines do not fly to Limoges all year round.

Good Fish, Good friends, Good Times!!

Driving

This is the most fun way to arrive and ensures that you can bring as much as you want to us including tackle, bait, etc.

Calais – The journey is 7 hours

Caen – The journey is 5 hours 45 minutes

When driving, the motorways are generally lovely to drive but you have to pay tolls. Tolls all depend on time of day, vehicle type. You can pay by euros, card(Not Maestro or Electron debit cards) or get a tag. Check this link to work out your tolls.

http://www.autoroutes.fr/en/key-rates.htm

When you drive in France there’s also a few essentials items of kit that you need in the car and make sure they’re easily accessible and not under all of your fishing luggage. We also recommend getting European breakdown. Make sure when driving you have to hand;

  • A full, valid driving licence
  • Proof of insurance (third party or above)
  • Proof of ID (Passport)
  • Registration document (V5C Certificate)

 

Other items

When driving in France you are required by law to carry the following items:

  • Reflective jackets (one for each occupant, these must be kept inside the vehicle within easy reach)
  • Warning triangle (compulsory in every vehicle with 4 wheels or more)
  • Headlamp beam deflectors (depending on your car, you will either need deflector stickers or have to adjust the beam manually)
  • Breathalysers/alcohol test (as of January 2013 the French government announced that the introduction of an €11 fine for not carrying one has been postponed indefinitely, however, law still states that drivers of motor vehicles and motorcyclist must have an alcotest ready for use in their vehicle even though no penalty will be imposed if they cannot present one during a police road check)
  • A GB sticker (or ‘euro’ registration plates featuring the GB initials)
  • Spare bulbs – by law you’re also mandated to carry a spare bulb kit for your vehicle, as the French police deem it necessary to replace it there and then on the grounds of safety. For a few pounds to buy a kit, you could avoid unwanted attention and a fine.

A European Driving Kit that you can purchase from Amazon or Halfords will have everything you need