|Main Square Valence
|the town square and Petit Casino are on the right
VALENCE-SUR-BAISE is a beautiful 13th Century hilltop Bastide town in the Gers, in the South West of France between Toulouse
and Biarritz, within sight of the Pyrenees, on the main road between Agen and Auch, a few miles south of Condom. It's in
the Midi Pyrenees department.
LA RESIDENCE is just off the main town square.
To find us, you turn down the little road at the side of the small supermarket Petit Casino called rue Victor Hugo.
This short road ends at a T-junction after 100 metres.
Our house is on the corner of this road and rue St Jean.
There is an old well on the pavement at the corner of our house and there are 2 Italian privets outside the front door.
|Side view La Residence towards the square
Visit the town's website for more information:
VALENCE-SUR-BAISE is well connected!
Within 2 hours' driving you can reach:
the fashionable seaside resorts of BIARRITZ and ST JEAN DE LUZ
the Spanish border at HONDARRABIA in the Basque Country
the ski resorts of LUCHON & ST LARY
Valence is on the navigable part of the Baise which links up with the main Bordeaux to Toulouse canal. There are daily
boat trips between Valence's port and the nearby main town of Condom-en-Armagnac.
GETTING TO VALENCE BY CAR:
8.5 hours from Dieppe (Transmanche Ferries) www.transmancheferries.com
9.5 hours from Boulogne (Speedferries) www.speedferries.com
10 hours from Calais (P&O, Seafrance) www.poferries.com, www.seafrance.com
10.5 hours from Dunkirk (Norfolk Line) www.norfolkline.com
We recommend driving via ROUEN, LE MANS, TOURS & BORDEAUX
After Bordeaux, take the A6 to Toulouse and take Exit 6 for Nerac.
Continue straight to Condom, then take the Auch road which goes past Valence-sur-Baise.
Turn into the village centre.
BY AIR: We are 1.5 hours from the following international airports:
TOULOUSE (Easyjet and British Airways from Gatwick)
PAU (RyanAir from Stansted)
BERGERAC (RyanAir from Stansted)
BORDEAUX (FlyBe from Southampton)
We can arrange collection from any of these French airports, but require as much notice as possible. Please contact us
OR you can get to Valence-sur-Baise by bus from Toulouse airport for 20 euros!
Take the regular shuttle from Toulouse Airport to Toulouse train station, approximately 20 minutes fascinating drive through
this famous city.
Next to the main railway station is the bus station.
Take the bus to Auch (14euros) which connects to the bus that takes you into the main square in Valence-sur-Baise.
TGV run a 3 hour service from Paris to Agen station which is about 45 minutes' drive from Valence.
We can arrange collection to and from Agen
Or take the train to AUCH station and get the bus from there straight to our main square.
There are 2 direct buses a day from Auch to Valence-sur-Baise:
Monday to Saturday, the bus leaves Auch at 1210 andd 1815
Monday to Saturday, the bus leaves Valence at 1010 and 1615
Auch gare routière (05 62 05 76 37)
and/or the Auch office de tourisme:
1 rue Dessoles
32003 AUCH Cedex
05 62 05 22 89
Valence has a legendary taxi service!
www.taxi-benoit.com 0562 28 56 02
(he's also a great contact for 2CV enthusiasts)