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Directions to Le Ga
Sunday, October 9, 2005
From Blagnac Airport Toulouse-------And from Merignac Bordeaux....... Full Details

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Le Ga is the name of our house but it is also the name of a small hamlet of 7 houses in the Vallee St Martin. It is about 15kms NW of Agen but has easy access also to Villeneuve sur Lot and the autoroutes direction Bordeaux and Toulouse.
The village of Lusignan Petit lies between Colayrac on the N113 road from Agen to Bordeaux and Prayssas.
Hopefully the directions below tell you how to reach us from the direction of Bordeaux and Toulouse.

DIRECTIONS
If coming from TOULOUSE Join the autoroute from Blagnac Airport heading Bordeaux. Leave the autoroute at junction 7 (otherwise you overshoot us by about 20K and then have to come back on the D8130). Junction 7 is clearly signposted Agen.

Follow the road towards Agen, passing the Conference Centre and Retail Park on your right.At the roundabout DON'T take the sign for Agen Centre but go round the roundabout and take the last exit right signed COLAYRAC and Bordeaux. This is a ring road that avoids the town centre and runs alongside the river until you reach a roundabout. Again follow the sign for Colayrac and Bordeaux and after quite a short distance you come to some traffic lights clearly signed to the right PRAYSSAS

The road is fairly level and straight and then goes over the railway line and again after a level stretch you pass a camp site on your right and the road then winds up to the brow of a hill.

Immediately you start to descend and after some curly turns there is a straight downhill section with at the bottom blue posts marking the stream that runs through our valley.

Immediately after is a X roads with to the left St Hilaire and Vallee St Martin - Take that turn and proceed for almost exactly 1.5K when you will see to your right a pink small house and in front of you a farmhouse with blue shutters, just before the farmhouse turn right - There is a sign saying Le Ga and then almost immediately by a post box that says our name take the left fork and that is us!


From direction Bordeaux
From Merignac airport follow the signs for Toulouse and Agen

Assuming you come on the motorway and not the D813 you must come off at Junction 6 Signed Aiguillon and Nerac (otherwise you travel 27K and overshoot us) Then head for theD813 direction Toulouse, Aiguillon,and Porte St Marie - Once on the D813 stay on it for about 20K or less and come into the village of Colayrac until you come to some traffic lights with a left turn to Praysas - you have really gone through the village at that point.

The road is fairly level and straight and then goes over the railway line and again after a level stretch you pass a camp site on your right and the road then winds up to the brow of a hill.

Immediately you start to descend and after some curly turns there is a straight downhill section with at the bottom blue posts marking the stream that runs through our valley.

Immediately after is a X roads with to the left St Hilaire and Vallee St Martin - Take that turn and proceed for almost exactly 1.5K when you will see to your right a pink small house and in front of you a farmhouse with blue shutters, just before the farmhouse turn right - There is a sign saying Le Ga and then almost immediately left into our drive and there is the house.