How to get to the Chateau from the UK
Convenient access from London Stansted with Ryanair to Rodez, 100km south, with affordable car hire from Rodez, all the main hire companies are there. Alternatively, drive-by Peage or Route Nationale via Paris and Orleans. The Chateau is 6 km from the new(free)A75 motorway. The approximate minimum drive time via tunnel and peage is 12 hours. (Add time for use of ferry and routes nationales).
Eurostar to Paris, then direct to St Flour(10km from Chateau) leaving Paris Gare du Lyon. We will collect you from the station.
Château La Prade is easily accessible via the motorway A75 Clermond Ferrand – Montpellier. Level with Saint-Flour on the map, and leave the motorway by junction Ruynes en Margeride (exit 30). At the end of the junction turn left (D74), and after 1.3 kilometres at the crossroads turn right. After 1,5 kilometres take the first turn on the right (D50). From this point on there will be signs to direct you. Follow the D50 over the level crossing and take the first road on the right in the direction of Chaliers and Lorcieres (=D50) finally, after about 1 km you will see a sign La Prade Basse, turn left.
The links below offer suggestions for alternative routes (from the fastest road to the tourist route).