Dordogne Logistics.....Need Help

Old Oct 13th, 2006, 05:54 AM
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Hi gl,

>I remember reading on this forum that the drive from Bordeaux to Sarlat was a difficult and perhaps even dangerous drive. Which of these routes is the safest???<

We took the scenic route. It was not particularly difficult and certainly not dangerous, especially since the French police began cracking down on aggressive/drunk driving.

I prefer to stay away from high-speed roads.

There is now a bypass around Bergerac (D936 to D660), so you won't have to go through the city.

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Old Oct 13th, 2006, 07:03 AM
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Like I stated earlier, the slower "scenic" route is not that scenic (compared to other "drives" around the Dordogne) till you get past Bergerac. We've driven it at least 4 times.

IMO, your passengers who just arrived from the US & a bit jet-lagged and sitting in the back seat, will probably be dozing the entire trip. I would get to Sarlat ASAP.

The other "freeway" route is relatively new.

Driving in France on a Sunday is very safe - no trucks on the road.

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Old Oct 13th, 2006, 08:13 AM
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I find the auto routes in France to be excellent, very safe abd easy to drive. The big trucks are pretty much in the right lane only. It is the way to go if you are in a hurry to get there.

I just returned from doing the Auto route from the Sarlat area to Sare, which is near Biarritz. When I arrived into Toulouse and picked up my lease/buy back car i used the auto route to drive to my place between Carcassonne and Beziers and then on down the coast to the Pyrenees.
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