We live on Rue de la Pelissaria in Saint Cirq Lapopie.” There is no house number. Maison d'Être is about 6 hours drive South from Paris and about 1.5 hours drive north from the Toulouse airport.
Driving From the North:
If you want to stop for groceries before arriving at the village, set your GPS to the “PROXI Super” in Tour de Faure. The quickest way down is via the A20, which starts at Vierzon, about 60 miles south of Orleans, and continues south to Cahors. Drive along the north side of the River Lot to Tour de Faure. After picking up groceries, drive over the one lane bridge over the River and head uphill. Follow the directions in the pdf file provided “MD Arrival and Parking.”
Driving From the South:
If you want to stop for groceries on the way set your GPS to “Carrefour Contact” in Lalbenque. Make a list before you go as you may be fuzzy headed with jet lag. Take a thin shopping bag with you in your purse or you can buy a bag at checkout. Coming via Toulouse airport, follow signs to Paris and Bordeaux on the A62. 25 miles or so north of Toulouse, take exit 10 to A20, following signs for Montauban and Paris. 35 miles later, take exit 58 on the N20, following signs for Cahors. After picking up supplies, set your GPS to “Saint-Cirq Gourmand” a restaurant on D8, which is the high road adjacent to and above the village. Once you find the little restaurant, refer to the pdf “MD Arrival and Parking.”
The nearest international airport is Toulouse with direct flights from London, Paris, Amsterdam and other international airports. If you fly to Toulouse, you can rent a car and drive directly to the house. Your best option will depend on what day and time you arrive and how many of you are traveling.
From Paris, take the train to Toulouse that leaves from the Gare d’Austerlitz. It’s a 5-6 hour journey, depending on the time of day. It may or may not be a TGV. The SNCF website provides schedules and fares. You will need a car while you are at the house which you can rent at the train station or the airport. Bus transportation is regular between the train station and the airport. It leaves about every 30 minutes and takes about 20 minutes.