Travel and Directions
Tapovan can be reached within two hours drive from Toulouse Airport (with Easyjet flights from Gatwick and Bristol, British Airways from Heathrow) and in about two and half hours from Carcassonne airport (Ryanair from London Stanstead, Bournemouth, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool). Flights to Pau, Perpignan and Beziers, amongst others, are also available but necessitate a longer car journey in France.
We can arrange car hire or collections from the airports here.
Le Tunnel from Folkestone to Calais, is an alternative and there are frequent cross channel ferries to Calais From there it is approximately 10 hours drive, if you use the auto routes (with tolls) and, of course, longer by the other roads. Eurostar to Paris and then onwards to Toulouse and then Tarascon, is another possibility.
From St Girons take the D618 to Massat. After about 30/35 minutes drive (through the valley of the river Arac) you come to Massat. Drive straight on towards the village square and, just as you enter the square, turn right. Le Tabac will be on your right on the corner. *** Follow the narrow street with the butcher's on the right, along past the corner with Maxil's bar and its little garden. Follow the road as it winds left between houses, either side to begin with, for about a mile until it crosses a second bridge, just after which there is a turning off to the left, signed Liers and Eycherboul. Take this turning and follow the road alongside the river until, just after passing over a small bridge, the road forks. Take the left hand fork to Eycherboul and climb up the hill (three bends) until, after about half a mile you see the gateway to Tapovan on the left. To take the tight turn, reverse up the concrete ramp and then take a three (or more) point turn and drive forward up the steep drive to the small parking area at the bottom of the garden.
From the D618 Col de Port road (after the Toulouse/Andorra N20) you turn down into Massat at the corner of the market square. Pass in front of the big church (on your right) and then turn left round the square in front of Le Tabac. Then continue as from *** above.
We have two PDF documents with directions available:
From Aéroport de Toulouse-Blagnac to Massat Village
From Aéroport de Carcassonne to Massat Village
Our GPS position is:
42 deg 53 mins 20 secs North
1 deg 22 mins 33 secs East