The drive from the northern French ports is a long one and should be broken with a stop over half way down, unless you are coming for an endurance test and not a holiday. We recommend "fly / drive" as the best way to enjoy your vacation.
The area is well served by budget airlines. Our airports are Toulouse (1 hour) Pau (2 hours) Carcassonne (2 hours) and Biarritz (3 hours).
RyanAir fly from Stanstead to Pau, Carcassonne and Biarritz
Easy Jet fly from Stanstead to Toulouse
FlyBe fly from Belfast stopping at Birmingham or Bristol to Toulouse
AerLingus fly direct from Dublin to Toulouse
They all offer very good value if you book far enough in advance.
Hire cars can usually be arranged on the airlines web page at advantageous rates.
We will send you an email or letter giving precise details of how to find us as soon as we know which airport you will be flying into.