I along with my mother (64 years old) and wife will be arriving at Brive Airport on Saturday - 14th July 2018, by Ryan Air at 10.30 am. I was planning to take a taxi/cab to Brive downtown, to pick up an car rental (automatic transmission car) from Enterprise which I had booked early Jun'18, as I needed an automatic car.
They just got back to me today 6th July'18, stating that they cannot provide me an automatic car, as they don't have one. Now I need to replan my trip just as a contingency, if I cannot get a rental car.
I also realised that 14th July, is St. Bastille's day, so not sure if there will be any public transport available from the airport.
I also need advise on which places should I visit , as I will be there until 18th July, when I will leave for Bordeaux - By train or bus from Brive Train station.
Can someone guide me, on places to visit - with and without car - i.e. using public transport. I was initially planning to spend a couple of days in Sarlat/Beynac area and a couple of days near Perigruex/Saint Leon Sur Vezere area.
On 18th July'18 , I planned to catch a train/bus to Bordeaux , and spend a couple of days there, visiting St. Emillion for a day. We then fly back from Bordeaux to London Stanstead on Saturday 21st Jul'18 at 4 pm.
Can someone advise, what are the possible options - places we can visit without car rental, using public transport.
And if we manage to get a car, what are the suggestions, best way to spend the 4 days in Dordogne area.