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Getting to ​Bombannes

By Air: The closest airport to ​Bombannes is Bordeaux. There are no direct transfers or bus services however you may wish to take a shuttle to Bordeaux Saint-Jean train station where there are more options. Taxis may be available although these usually have to be booked in advance. The Bordeaux Airport website offers some useful information that can help you plan your Journey. 


By Train: The nearest train station is Bordeaux Saint-Jean. From the station there is usually a bus available during the day time that has a stop near to the UCPA, take line 710 and ensure you get off at the "Carcans-Bombannes" stop, you may need to signal this to the driver. ​The bus stop is at the entrance of the Dune Blue camping area, only a short walk from the main UCPA. Bus timetables are subject to change and we recommend you check availability before you travel. You can see more information on the Trans Gironde website. ​

Where numbers are significant the UCPA centre may also run a shuttle service for more information about this, or if you have any other transport related quires, please contact them directly on bombannes@ucpa.asso.fr


By Car: The UCPA address is Domaine de Bombannes, 33121 CARCANS. The Bombannes centre is easily accessible by road, the drive from Calais takes about 9 hours and goes through some stunning scenery along the way but don’t forget to budget for French toll roads!  

Drive to Bordeax joining the ringroad towards Mérignac and take Exit 8 towards Lacanau. Pass through Sainte-Hélène and follow directions for Carcans and then Maubuisson. At the round about take the first exit to Bombannes.

After approximately 2 km you will arrive at the Domaine de Bombannes. At the first round about take the last exit and follow signs to UCPA Village Nautique. You will pass the "Coben les Pins" and "La Dune Bleue", at the first fork in the road keep right and at the second fork keep left, at the end of the road you will arrive at the centre’s parking.



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