Mode of transfer to La Madelène is down to our guests - either by hire car or taxi (we can facilitate fixed price taxi fares from airports/station). For parties travelling together (4+ guests) arriving at a single location we can provide a pick up/drop off service using our own transport. Let us know in advance of your plans.
There are a wide range of possibilities for arriving in the Vaucluse:
Getting Here By Air
From the UK
Fly to Nimes airport – Ryanair from East Midlands, Liverpool and Luton (100 kms , 1:15 mins driving time to La Madelène), to Marseilles airport – BMI or Easyjet (110 kms, 1:15 mins driving time to La Madelène) and to Avignon airport – served by Fly-be services from Southampton UK (40 kms- 50 mins)
Fly to Marseilles airport from Paris Orly or Roissy, Charles de Gaulle (110 kms , 1:15 mins driving time to La Madelène) or to Avignon (closest – 1 hour transfer – from Paris Orly)
Getting Here By Train
From the UK
Eurostar direct London Waterloo – Avignon Centre (summer months) or London Waterloo or Ashford to Paris or Lille for a connection to Avignon TGV or Avignon Centre or Orange.
If necessary, the most time efficient and cost effective way to cross Paris is by the RER metro
TGV from Paris Gare de Lyon or Lille to Avignon TGV or Avignon Centre or Orange
All train stations are served by hire car companies
Getting Here By Road
A7 Route du Soleil – take the Bollene exit if travelling from the north and follow the signs for Vaison La Romaine/Malaucène. From the south take the Orange exit and head for Carpentras, then Malaucène, direction Vaison.
Find your way to the village of Malaucène via the D938 from Carpentras (travelling north) or from Vaison-La-Romaine (if you are travelling south). At the northern end of the wide café-lined boulevard (the Cours d’Isnard) that dominates the village of Malaucène you will find a turning onto the D242, near the post office, signposted to “Hameau de Veaux”.
Take this road for just less than 2 kilometres until you see a small signpost on the left marked Domaine de Champ-Long ( our wine making neighbour). Turn left onto this road and after a bend you will come to a small bridge. Do not turn left after the bridge but continue up and over an incline with olive groves to your right. Coming down the other side watch carefully for the La Madelène sign beside an enormous oak tree directing you down the driveway to the house. If you have reached the caveau of Domaine de Champ Long, sorry but you’ve over shot! Turn around and look for the La Madelène turning this time on your right.