From Belgium or the Netherlands, the shortest and fastest route is via Paris, at least if you cross Paris outside the peak hours. Yet, if you do pass through between 7 am and 10 am or between 3 pm and 7 pm, you can avoid the crowds by choosing the route via Reims, Troyes, Orleans.From Brussels: You can find the route we took several times ourselves on the map below. Including some intermediate stops, you should count on a travel time of 13 h.
The nearest airport is in Lourdes, located on a 50 minutes’ drive from our B&B. The flights to Lourdes are not the cheapest. Ryanair flies from Brussels-Charleroi to Toulouse, which is about a 2 hours’ drive from Castex. On their website you can easily book round trips for less than € 100.
Rental cars are available from € 15 per day, no taxi can beat that!