Travelling to Gite Wisteria and the South of France


Whichever way you choose to travel to Gite Wisteria and the South of France you will certainly enjoy your Gite holiday! 



By Air

Mazamet is in easy distance from three main airports (Carcassonne, Toulouse and Beziers) and only 20 mins from the small Castres/Mazamet airport which runs daily flights to and from Paris for connecting with international flights. 


  • Carcassonne Airport is approximately 50 minutes drive to Mazamet and is our closest international airport.  The airport is situated 4 km to the west of the Carcassonne city centre.

  • Ryanair fly regular routes from the UK and Ireland to Carcassonne. 

  • Beziers Airport is approximately 1½ hours drive to Mazamet.  The airport is situated to the east of Beziers.  

  • Toulouse Airport is approximately 1¼ hours drive to Mazamet.  The airport is situated to the northwest of Toulouse.

  • Easyjet fly regular routes from the UK and other European cities to Toulouse.  


If you are visiting us from outside of Europe, it is worth checking the cheaper airlines (Ryanair, Easyjet, FlyBe, BMI Baby etc) for your connecting flights to the south of France.  

Car Hire
  • Hiring cars for your holiday is easy and there are many international and local companies available to choose from situated at the airports. (It is often cheaper if you book at the same time as your flight or ferry tickets).   Try Car Hire - Carcassonne , or Car Hire Toulouse, or Car Hire Beziers or Castres/Mazamet .  If you are touring between regions it will be cheaper for you to rent from one of the large cities (Toulouse, Carcassonne or Albi in the north) as the local tour operators charge more on a one way journey.  (Thank you Murray for this suggestion!)


By Train
  • You can get to us from the UK by train - Euro-Tunnel to Paris and then the TGV (Train Grande Vitesse) down to Toulouse (4 hours from Paris). 

  • There is a regular train service from Toulouse to Mazamet.  For information on train times visit the SNCF website and for more extended train routes, the European train timetables at Seat61 are an excellent guide.


By Car
  • We are close to the motorway from Toulouse to Beziers, so if you are arriving by ferry we recommend you to plan your road trip with Michelin.

  • This region is discovered best by car and much of 'old France' can be explored on the old roads which travel through all the towns and villages.


Distances to the gite from main centres:

Cherbourg: 10 hrs

St. Malo: 8 hrs

Paris: 7 hrs

Bordeaux: 4 hrs

Andorra: 4 hrs

Spain: 2.2 hrs

Toulouse:1.25 hrs

Albi: 1 hr

Carcassone: 1 hr


If you are planning to fly, arrive by ferry and hire a car, or drive your own, we can send you detailed directions on how to reach us by car upon confirmation of your booking. 


Gite Wisteria - self-catering holiday in the South of France