The distance from Calais to Béduer via Paris is about 862 km, 535 miles. This can take 8 hours in good conditions without breaks, and includes a number of toll roads. Most people either allow longer or take a less direct route with an overnight stop.
Other routes avoiding tolls are possible: via Rouen, Orleans and Limoges, for example, 868 km taking about 11 hours. Journeys from other Channel ports may be slightly shorter, but with a longer crossing.
When arriving by train, the best option is Figeac, just 15 minutes away. Car rental is available in the town. Alternatively, Brive-la-Gaillarde (1h 15m by car, including a toll road) and Cahors (about 1 hour away) are bothy served by fast trains from Paris. . Car rental is available at both of these locations.
The fastest trains from Paris Austerlitz to Brive take 4 hours. Add 1 ½ hours more for the connection to Figeac. Total journey time from London to Brive using Eurostar is from 8 hours including a change in Paris.
There is an overnight Motorail service from Paris to Brive: you and your car travel separately on the same train. The price covers your car and up to six people in a private reserved compartment.
The nearest airports are at Rodez, Brive, Toulouse, Limoges, Bergerac and Aurillac.
Rodez (60 km, 37 miles, 1hr); services from Paris Orly, Dublin and Stansted. Car rental available.
Brive (85km, 53 miles, 1hr); services from Paris, London City, Stansted, Amsterdam, Porto and Ajaccio. Car rental is available.
Toulouse (142 km, 89 miles, 2 hours); a full-service international airport with direct and connecting flights to every part of the world and the usual services including all the major car rental firms.
Limoges (196 km, 122 miles, 2h 15m); services from Paris and nine UK airports including Stansted and Luton. Car rental available.
Bergerac (155 km, 96 miles, 2h 36m); services from Amsterdam, Brussels and 11 UK airports including Gatwick and Stansted. Car rental is available.
Aurillac (60 km, 38 miles, 1h); services from Paris. Car rental is available.
Flight destinations are correct as of late 2014; some routes are seasonal and all are subject to change without notice.
There are private airports at Figeac-Livernon (LFCF, tarmac) (20 km, 12 miles, 20 minutes) and Villefrance de Rouergue (LFCV, grass) (32 km, 20 miles, 40 minutes).