Getting Here

Getting HereDomaine des Hirondelles is exceptionally well-located in Aude, South-West France in the beautiful wine-producing village of Capendu. The Aude is one of four departments in the Languedoc-Roussillon region and takes its name from the river Aude which runs through the lower part of the village.

The house is situated just few minutes away from the tranquil Canal Du Midi, on the border of the Corbières and Minervois wine regions. It is just 15 minutes from the Medieval Cité de Carcassonne, 45 minutes from the Mediterranean coast and 80 minutes from the Spanish border.

This central location between Toulouse, Beziers, Narbonne and Limoux makes the house a perfect holiday base for exploring the glorious region of the Languedoc. Carcassonne is our nearest main town is just 20 minutes away and is served by a regional airport and a train station.

For all your travel needs we will be happy to help and advise you for the best solutions.


By Air

The region is well served by many airports with airlines offering budget flights from several European and international destinations. Below we have listed some of the local airports and airlines serving the region with approximate travel times to the house. Please check the airlines’ websites as their operating routes can change without notice.


Carcassonne (Salvaza) – 20 minutes

Routes: Billund, Brussels, Bournemouth, Cork, Dublin, East Midlands, Eindhoven, Glasgow, Liverpool, London Stansted, Paris, Porto

Toulouse (Blagnac) – 75 minutes

Routes: Amsterdam, Bristol, Dublin, Edinburgh, Geneva, London Heathrow & Gatwick, Leeds Bradford, Manchester, Newcastle, Oslo, Shannon. (Toulouse is a major International Airport, check the airport’s website for other destinations)

Beziers – 60 minutes

Routes: Bristol, London, Southampton, Manchester, Stockholm, Dusseldorf, Paris, Oslo

Perpignan – 75 minutes

Routes: Dublin, Birmingham, London Gatwick & Luton, Southampton, Brussels

Montpellier – 90 minutes

Routes: Birmingham, Brussels, Frankfurt, Leeds Bradford, London, Munich, Rotterdam, Strasbourg

Girona (Spain) – 90 minutes

Routes: Birmingham, Bologna, Eindhoven, Kiev, Manchester, Pisa, Stockholm, Talinn, Venice


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By Car

Getting to CapenduOur nearest autoroute exit is on the A61 between Carcassonne and Narbonne – Exit 24. We will send you detailed driving directions to the house with your booking confirmation.

From the Channel Tunnel and the main ferry ports of Calais, Dieppe, Caen and Le Havre, it is approximately a 9-10 hour drive via the autoroutes, not including comfort breaks. If you are navigating around Paris during peak hours allow a little longer.

Many websites such as Mappy and Michelin offer free route planners which are very useful when planning your trip. The route planners give you speed camera locations, autoroute toll charges and approximate fuel costs.


Car Hire

Car hire is available at all the local airports and at Carcassonne railway station. We advise you to book your car rental in advance for guaranteed availability and cheaper prices. Many airlines offer discounts on car hire prices when you book your flight and car rental together.

By Train

The French high-speed TGV rail network is an excellent way to travel, linking Paris directly to Montpellier in under 4 hours. The SNCF train network also links all the main towns listed above. For more information, train times and bookings go to (the official UK distributor for SNCF-French Railways).

Our nearest stations are Carcassonne and Narbonne.

It is possible to transport your car via the Autotrain from Paris and other cities to Narbonne or Toulouse. See for details.