A family-run hotel, Château de Monrecour offers period grandeur as well as modern facilities. Located just ten minutes’ drive from Château de Beynac, it offers easy access to many of the Dordogne’s main historical sites.
Le Vieux Logis
Set in a former priory which later became a tobacco farm, Le Vieux Logis is a bucolic boutique hotel. This secluded Relais & Chateaux property is located in the quiet village of Trémolat, an hour’s drive west of Sarlat-la-Canéda. The 25 rooms and suites are set across three 17th-century stone buildings in extensive parklands, meticulously maintained in the style of the Marqueyssac gardens close by.
The grounds also have a large swimming pool, while the Michelin-starred gastronomic restaurant is set in the former tobacco drying house and offers indoor and outdoor seating on the terrace under the lime trees, where guests can also sit and enjoy their breakfast.
Rooms are traditional in style with terracotta tiles, antique furniture and local linens in an array of pastel tones and classic patterns. All rooms are fully equipped with Wi-Fi and air conditioning and many offer views of the parklands or Monet-inspired water garden.
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The 25 rooms and suites are spread across three buildings but all are classic in style with nods to regional heritage. Terracotta-tiled floors offer a rustic appeal in the style of a high-end farmhouse, while period furniture and contemporary fabrics combine to create an intimate but individual character. Rooms are filled with natural light and overlook the village, parklands or flower-filled gardens. Modern amenities such as Wi-Fi and air conditioning come as standard.
The quiet town of Trémolat is located between Saint-Émilion and Sarlat-la-Canéda making this a convenient location to explore both areas by car. The nearest train station is about a 40-minute drive through the Dordogne countryside. The village of Trémolat itself is very small and Le Vieux Logis is only a very short walk away from the central square.
Food and drink
The hotel’s Michelin-starred restaurant serves refined traditional French cuisine typical of the Périgord region. Guests can dine indoors or on the outdoor terrace. The hotel also owns two establishments in the village square only a five-minute walk away. Bistrot de la Place serves a range of affordable dishes and has seating outdoors on the square. Les Tartines Etc serves tartines (bread with sweet or savoury toppings), sandwiches and sharing plates.
Facilities and activities
Le Vieux Logis boasts a large outdoor swimming pool in its grounds and a selection of massages can be arranged in your room.
An elegant country retreat in the heart of the Dordogne, Le Vieux Logis is ideal for those looking for a quiet setting, gastronomic restaurant, and a taste of French village life.
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Alternative places to stay nearby
Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favorite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
Hôtel La Couleuvrine offers comfortable rooms within a historic setting. Just steps away from the medieval heart of the old town, guests can discover Sarlat on foot and enjoy the many shops, restaurants and monuments nearby.
La Villa Romaine is a secluded Tuscan-style property in the heart of the Dordogne. Elegant yet relaxed, it’s both a destination in itself and an ideal base for exploring this historic region.
Refined, modern amenities, a heated pool, a spa and Jacuzzi make the Plaza Madeleine Hôtel & Spa an appealing base in medieval Sarlat. Conveniently located on the edge of the old town, it’s just a short walk from the city’s many attractions.
Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
Explore the history of the Dordogne on this full-day tour which takes in the fortified town of Domme, Château de Castelnaud and Château de Beynac, as well as the troglodyte village of La Roque-Gageac and a leisurely cruise to see the region from a different perspective.
Discover the prehistoric cave art of the Vézère Valley in the Dordogne on a full-day tour that takes in Lascaux, Rouffignac and the National Museum of Prehistory with a private guide to bring the region’s history and significance to life.