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Despite of the dreamy vineyard village atmosphere of Caudiès de Fenouillèdes, Relais de Laval is integrated remarkably well into the network of national and international traffic connections. Situated about 50 km west of Perpignan and 70 km south of Carcassonne, Relais de Laval is easily accessible from either city.
Airlines and airports:
Both Perpignan (½ hour) as well as Carcassonne (1 hour) have their own airports that also offer international connections. Ryanair flies to both airports.
Other airports of the region are located at Toulouse (approx. 150 km), Montpellier (approx. 180 km), Gerona (approx. 2 hours by car) and Barcelona (approx. 2½ hours by car. Barcelona offers the greatest range of international connections, but Gerona certainly provides a good alternative as many charter airlines use this airport, which is popular with tourists headed for the Costa Brava.
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Should you arrive at Perpignan airport and do not wish to hire a car we can arrange for you a taxi-service, which will take you directly to Relais de Laval (at your expense).
Of course, all airports have rental car agencies. Travel by plane and rental car are probably the easiest and quickest way to get here. (detailed driving directions below)
It is possible to reach Caudiès de Fenouillèdes by public transport. If you wish to travel by public transport, you will need to get from the airport to the nearest town centre by shuttle bus service or taxi in order to reach the nearest bus or train station with connections to Perpignan or Carcassonne.
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From Perpignan by Bus
There is a local bus from Perpignan, which offers a regular service to Caudiès (Bus direction Quillan).From Carcassonne
Coming from Carcassonne it is necessary to change in Quillan (Bus: direction Perpignan). There are both bus and train services from Carcassonne to Quillan.
Perpignan is easily accessible by train as it is connected to the French fast train service know as TGV. From here one can continue by bus in direction of Quillan.
You can also take the car-train all the way to Narbonne (about 100km from Perpignan). From there one can take the auto route along the coast to Perpignan (as described below).
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Once in Perpignan simply follow the sign postings for the airport (exit 41), as it is situated right on the country road D117 that leads to Caudiès de Fenouillèdes.
Follow the signs for Foix, which goes through the villages of Cases de Pène, Estagel, Maury and Saint Paul de Fenouillet right to Caudiès de Fenouillèdes.
After passing through the roundabout, just before the entrance of the village, you will find Relais de Laval 100 meters along the road, on the right hand side.
Continue through Quillan following the signs for Perpignan (leading through the spectacular gorges of the Aude river). At the roundabout by Axat, one passes the turn off to Andorra on the right hand side and continues straight on along the D117 in direction Perpignan.
When in the next village you catch sight of the impressive Cathar Castle of Puilaurens you are already in the neighbouring village of Caudiès de Fenouillèdes. Continue on the D117 to Caudiès de Fenouillèdes and go right through the village centre on the main road until you see Relais de Laval on the left hand side, about 100m before the village exit.
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