Satnav to Brossac, Chez Sarrazin
THERE IS MORE THAN ONE HOUSE CALLED CHEZ SARRAZIN IN THE AREA. MAKE SURE THAT YOUR END DESTINATION IS 1.5 MILES EAST OF BROSSAC IN YOUR SATNAV SYSTEM.
NEVER SATNAV TO A FRENCH POSTCODE IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A SPECIFIC ADDRESS BECAUSE - UNLIKE OTHER NATIONS' SYSTEMS - A FRENCH POSTCODE COVERS A VERY LARGE AREA.
DO NOT USE GOOGLEMAPS AS MANY LOCAL ROADS ARE NOT SHOWN CORRECTLY AND SOME LOCAL DIRT TRACKS APPEAR AS ROADS!!!
Chez Sarrazin is 1.5 Miles (2 kms) due east of the village of Brossac. Heading south on the D731, 800m/yds south of the roundabout at Brossac Gare, take the first small left-hand turn sign-posted Brie-Sous-Chalais (there is a shrine on the junction). Proceed for about a mile (1.2 kms). Turn right at 4 wheelie bins (not the first 4 you will see just after the bridge) sign-posted Chez Bernard and Chez Sarrazin then go straight ahead for 400 yards/m.
Bordeaux and Bergerac airports are about 70 minutes drive, La Rochelle about 1hr 50mins, Poitiers about 1hr 45mins, Toulouse about 3hrs, Tours about 2hrs 40mins. Angouleme TGV station is about 45mins, Bordeaux TGV station is about 1hr 10mins. Rental car agencies are available at all airports and at TGV stations.
Chalais SNCF station is 10mins away but there is not a taxi stand or a car rental office.
Note that taxis from cities/airports to rural locations are horribly expensive in France as the taxi drivers will normally charge both an out and back fare!
Rural France has few buses.
Ports (no stopping times): St Malo 4hrs 50mins; Caen 5 hours; Roscoff 6hrs; Le Havre 6hrs; Cherbourg 6hrs 15mins; Calais 7hrs 30mins.