Plum Village is about 85 km east of Bordeaux (which has an international airport, Bordeaux-Merignac Airport), and 4 hours from Paris by TGV (“Train à Grande Vitesse”, i.e. High-Speed Train).

Most of our guests change at Bordeaux or Libourne to take the small train to Sainte Foy La Grande station. Sainte Foy La Grande is a 25 minute drive from Plum Village.

We collect guests from any train arriving at Sainte Foy La Grande between about 7am and 7pm on our designated Departure and Arrival Days.

To buy your train ticket, you can visit:

  1. CapitaineTrain
  2. idTGV
  3. Railway Europe
  4. TGV-Europe
  5. voyages-sncf
  6. SNCF
  7. ter-sncf
  8. bonjourlafrance

Most websites have an “English” option or you can use Google translate.

If you depart or arrive on another day, or travel via Bergerac airport, you’ll have to take a taxi to Plum Village. The taxi costs around 40€ – 70€.

St. Foy La Grande Taxis
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Bergerac Taxis
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Car Pooling
To help the Mother Earth and reduce CO2, you might would like to participate in car pooling. We have a site for carpooling to Plum Village: Plum Carsharing
You may also like to check the international public carpooling websites: BlaBlaCar or Carpooling (for finding shared rides not listed on the limited-membership Plum Carsharing).


Paris to Upper Hamlet
Bordeaux to Upper Hamlet
Ste. Foy La Grande to Upper Hamlet

Paris to Lower Hamlet
Bordeaux to Lower Hamlet
Ste. Foy La Grande to Lower Hamlet

Paris to New Hamlet
Bordeaux to New Hamlet
Ste. Foy La Grande to New Hamlet