The easiest way to get to Gardoussel Retreat from the UK is to fly into Nimes from Stansted or Luton (both just outside London) or Liverpool, with Ryanair, then share a taxi or travel up by bus *. You can also fly into Montpellier (Ryanair and British Airways) or Marseilles (Buzz and BA among others).
Eurostar runs a TGV ‘fast train’ service from London / Lille / Paris to Nîmes, with the journey Paris – Nîmes taking just under 3 hours. See http://www.eurostar.com for details. You can then organize a taxi share or take a bus to St Jean du Gard. *
There are 4 buses a day from Nîmes to St Jean du Gard (about 25 mins away) but the handiest is usually the one leaving Nîmes at approx. 17h30 (arr. 18h55). Check for current bus times here http://www.edgard-transport.fr/ or ask us for help.
* We can help to organize taxi shares from St Jean du Gard to Gardoussel and are happy to collect you from the village of St André de Valborgne. If our commitments allow, we may be able pick you up from St Jean du Gard, where the bus from Nîmes terminates.
All our local airports have hire car depots. Montpellier and Nîmes are each about 1hr 30 mins from Gardoussel, Marseilles is at 2½ hours, Lyon is 5+ hours and Paris about 6-7 hours. Having a car is useful if you want to explore the local area further afield in your free time. If several of you are coming together, it is also a cost-viable alternative to a shared taxi, since the cost of hiring a vehicle can be about the same as the cost of a taxi run. If you are interested in volunteering to hire a vehicle and act as driver, let us know so we can help you organise this.
Get detailed road directions to Abri at Gardoussel, St Andre de Valborgne.