Brive Airport Mini Guide
Why do People use Brive Airport to get to Limousin?
Many smaller destinations within France are served by tiny regional airports, many of which can only be accessed with a transfer from bigger airports such as Paris, Lyon
, Marseilles or Geneva
but Brive Airport has direct flights from London City airport
making the journey from the UK much quicker and cheaper.
What’s There to Do When I Arrive in Brive?
The town is very important in the history of French resistance to the German occupation in the Second World War and earned the Croix de Guerre for its stalwartness. Its bravery reaches back further than that as it also distinguished itself in the Great War. Today it is a quiet town with a medieval heart crammed with pavement cafes and is a great base for touring Limousin and the Dordogne Valley.
How do I get Into the Town?
There is a local bus running services into the town as well as taxis available outside the terminal. If you’re intending to tour the region or just to get yourself around Brive itself then you should consider pre-booking car hire at Brive Airport.
What is the Airport Like?
It’s a new airport replacing the ageing Brive-La Roche airport which closed in February 2011 to allow land for house building. The new airport had opened the previous year with domestic flights to Paris, Ajaccio and Nice as well as international routes to Amsterdam and London. It’s light, bright and compact and was designed specifically with the needs of the 21st century traveller in mind.
What are the Facilities Like at the Airport?
If you arrive early at the airport then you can spend some time in the exhibition area which showcases local art or photography of the region. If any of the sights depicted pique your interest then there’s a tourist information office where you can get further details. There are no banking facilities apart from an ATM but there’s a snack bar for arriving and departing passengers should you feel peckish. Departing passengers can use the duty free shop after security. Boarding your plane is on foot and up aircraft steps as the terminal is unsuitable for air bridges.