Serena and Andrew

June 12, 2018



Welcome to our wedding website!

We hope that you find everything you need to plan your trip to our wedding in France :)

Looking forward to seeing you all there,

S & A


Chateau la Durantie
Dress Code
Local Amenities
Jun 11

6:30 pm
TO 9:30 pm

Chateau Plaisance
253 Plaisance

Lanouaille, France

Chateau Plaisance is the 'sister chateau' to our venue, and is a ten minute walk away. This evening will be an informal gathering to provide  guests an opportunity to meet before the wedding day and to relax after their journey to France.

There will be food and drinks available so please let us know whether you will be able to attend using the rsvp link so that we can cater accordingly.

Please let us know of any dietary requirements.

Jun 12

2:00 pm
TO 2:00 am

Chateua La Durantie
Lanouaille, France

Directions & Map

Church Ceremony

The wedding ceremony will be held at 2pm at Eglise Saint-Thomas in Excideuil, a 20 minute drive from the venue. Guests are requested to arrive at the church between 1.25 and 1.40 pm Please note parking will be suspended at the designated car park outside the church.  Car parks are located ten minutes away from the church. 

Wedding Reception at Chateau la Durantie

Following the Church ceremony, champagne and canapés will be served from 4pm on the terrace and lawns at the rear of the Chateau la Durantie.

Dinner and Dance

The wedding breakfast will commence at 6pm in  a location to be advised on the day in the grounds of the Chateau la Durantie.

Dancing will commence at 9pm to late!

Carriages at 2 am.

Jun 13

12:30 pm

Chateau La Durantie

Pool Party and BBQ

An afternoon of team games, music, food and drinks to be held at the pool side in the grounds of the Chateau la Durantie. Inflatables for the pool are a must!

For those who may not wish to swim/sun-bathe there are other facilities available. Croquet, tennis, table tennis and football or perhaps enjoy a game of pool in the Chateau itself. 

In addition, guests are invited to stroll the grounds and enjoy the ambiance of this 18th century Chateau.

We are getting a caterer for the BBQ so please let us know if you would like to attend. Cost for food and drink is £20/pp.

Jun 14

1:00 pm
Jun 15

Sad to say this is when it ends. After breakfast, we are planning to venture further down south, so feel free to join us :)

Getting There
Getting There
UK - France Flights

UK - France Flights

There are a number of flights from Airports around the UK operated by most of budget airlines. The flights are typically £20-£100 return. It may be worth waiting a short while before booking, as prices are likely to drop from their current levels.

We have collated list of all the flights from UK airports, and their timings, please have a look at the Flight Schedule, which should help make planning your trip easier. There's also a Map showing all the UK and France airports.

The nearest airports (and driving times to the venue)

Limoges (1 hr 5 min drive)

Brive (1 hr 5 min drive)

Bergerac (1 hr 30 min drive)

Bordeaux (2 hr 15 min drive)

Toulouse (2 hr 40 min drive)

La Rochelle (3 hr 20 min drive - not recommended)

Hire Cars

Hire Cars

Hiring a car is by far the easiest way to get from the airport to the venue - as well as to get around the region.

Most of the big name car hire companies offer rentals from the airport, but there are local operators too. For the best price use a comparison service (links below), and buy your own excess insurance from a third party (link also below)



Travel Supermarket

Insurance excess comparsion

Compare car hire excess


Remember to book your taxi in advance. This link provides details of taxi services closest to Lanouaille. However, you may wish to check the nearby towns and cities of Lanouaille for more choices.


Coming from further afield?

If you are coming from further afield and need help getting here then let us know.

Depending on the airline there are several airport connecting options, predominantly London Heathrow, Paris Charles de Gaulle, and Barcelona - all of which connect to Toulouse. The venue is then a further 2 hours 40 minutes drive from there. 

A faster option, avoiding a change of flights, is to drive directly from either from Paris Charles de Gaulle (4 hours 40 min drive) or Barcelona-El Prat (6 hours 20)

It is also possible to fly to the UK, and then onward via the budget airlines (see UK-France flights section), however many of these run from different airports, or will require passing through security.

Trains from Paris

There are several trains per day from Paris to Limoges (3 hours) and local trains connect Limoges with Saint Yrieix, 12 minutes by car from the chateau.

Chateau la Durantie

Accommodation at the Chateau is spread across the Main House, the Coach House and the Cottage. The Chateau has an enclosed park of 12 acres, complete with pool, tennis court, a 5-a-side football pitch and fruit orchard.

Accommodation at the Chateau is now fully reserved.

Guests staying at the Chateau are kindly requested not to drive into the venue, but to park outside the main entrance.

We request all guests staying at the Chateau to treat the property with care as we are liable for any damage. In addition, please ensure that you take care of your personal belongings during your stay.

For those staying at the Durantie/Plaisance, payment details are in the following document, please get in touch for the password. Could you please forward your payment  latest by 28 February 2018.

Payment details

It is also possible to make payments via paypal using the link below, but this charges us a small fee, and typically offers worse exchange rates. Please send in GBP.

PayPal Payment (if you have a PayPal account)

Card Payments (Click Donate with card. There's a bit of a fee for us to receive using cards, particularly from a different country,  so we kindly ask if you can add 4.7% to the amount to cover our receiving fees if you use this option. )


Chateau Plaisance is equipped with its own kitchen, dining room, laundry unit, swimming pool and grounds. Should you require accommodation at Plaisance, there is still some availability. Please email your request directly to Serena and Andrew. 

Accommodation at the Chateau is fully reserved.


The Dordogne is a popular tourist region in the summer, with many places available for you to stay.

We have listed a number of options that have been recommended which are close to the Chateau la Durantie. Please contact them directly at your earliest convenience, as accommodation gets booked up very quickly at this time of year. 

Hotel Auberge de Lanouaille

This hotel is located on the main street in Lanouaille, and is a 15 - 20 minute walk from the Chateau. Prices for a double room start from €50 - €80.

Contact: 0033(0)553523219.

Gites rurale et Chambre d'hotes

There is 1 Gite available here, sleeping 5 people. The Gite has a kitchen and use of the outside space, and large swimming pool overlooking the beautiful scenery.

Price for a weekly stay is €450 week, but are flexible to negotiate a price on short stays also. A nightly rate of €40 per person per night is negotiable. 

This Gite is 5 min away, tel: 0033553 551392, email: Please contact Larni or Corinne for further details.

Domaine de la Gâcherie

This property houses 2 Gites; one Gite accommodating up to 10 people and the second Gite up to 8. The owners would prefer to rent both Gites together, however there is some flexibility.

The property is situated between Lanouaille and Excideuil.
Contact: 0033 553551252 or by email The website link is

Dordogne Chambres d'hotes 

This is a B&B with large gardens and a swimming pool with no kitchen facilities. An extremely helpful couple and happy to answer any requests. Price per room ranges from €70 to €80 per room with breakfast provided. This property is 10 minutes away.

Contact: 0033 (0) 553 522889 or email 

Le Domaine d'Essendiéras

For groups or longer stays, one of the most flexible and convenient options is Domaine d' Essendieras. The Domaine is a 400 hectare estate situated 15 minutes from the church and reception venue. The Domaine offers various types of accommodation for groups. In addition to luxury suites in the XVIth century castle and hotel rooms on a B&B basis, there are thirteen beautifully restored houses and barns scattered around the grounds - perfect for family's or those that wish to stay as a group. The rates are listed on their website.

Contact Ellen on: 00 33 (0) 5 53 55 34 34 or e-mail:

Neighbours of Chateau la Durantie 

Twin cottages within walking distance of the Chateau. There is a 3 double bedroom cottage with kitchen facilities for €120 and a 2 double bedroom cottage with kitchen facilities for €100.

Please contact us at for availability.

In addition, there are numerous Air BnB's in the area, so feel free to have a look online :)


A wedding abroad can be expensive so having you there is more than we could ask for :)

However if you wish to give us a gift, we are currently saving for our Honeymoon to Tanzania, so any contribution would be greatly appreciated.