© ATOUT FRANCE/Jean Malburet

Low-cost airlines serve the tiny airport at Bergerac, with flights from London taking less than 90mins. You could also easily fly into Bordeaux in the wider Aquitaine region of which the Dordogne is a part.

Alternatively, take the TGV train from Paris to either Libourne or Bordeaux (about 3hrs), then pick up a hire-car.

From the ferry port of Caen in Normandy, it’s about a 7hr drive to Bergerac, which you could easy break at Poitiers in the Poitou Charentes.