Gites Boutique comprises of three cottages. The cottages date back to the 12th century and have been renovated to the highest standard using the finest materials whilst still retaining the original features. "The Cottage" has its own bedroom, shower room, kitchen and lounge/dining area. The lounge has a stone fireplace with wood burner, satellite TV and Wifi. Guests also have free use of the luxury hot tub/jacuzzi (extra charge in the high season). The swimming pool is heated in the summer.
The Cottage is a stone built cottage that has been renovated and refurbished to the highest standard. This property has one double bedroom with king-size bed and en-suite shower room. It also has its own private lounge which has satellite TV, Wifi and a wood burning stove and a kitchen and dining area with complimentary tea and coffee facilities with a Nespresso coffee machine. The Cottage is a romantic place to stay for two or a couple with a baby, as we can also provide a cot. It is also ideal for an elderly couple as there are no stairs and easily accessible.
Guests may also use the luxury hot tub/jacuzzi free of charge with multicoloured lighting and integrated sound system. It is the perfect place to sit in the evenings and admire the stunning views of the surrounding countryside down to the village. Watch the beautiful sunsets then gaze at the magnificent night sky above. Change the lighting to suit your mood and plug in your phone to listen to your own favourite music whilst relaxing under the stars. The temperature is set at a comfortable level so it can be enjoyed in even the coldest weather. Please note that there is a charge in the high season.
For the energetic, there is a gym where guests are able to use the Life Fitness Multi gym and bikes are available, free of charge. There is total WiFi coverage throughout the cottage all the grounds, outside terraces and in the hot tub.
All bed linen and towels are provided at Gites Boutique, as well as towels for the hot tub which should give you more room in your suitcase!
Discover this authentic French area, a hideaway off the beaten track and away from the tourist trail. This is the true French lifestyle; restaurants full of locals serving rustic French food that are unbelievably good value set in pretty quaint villages.
Gites Boutique is 24km from Bergerac and 24km from the capital of the Dordogne, Perigueux, where there are many excellent restaurants, bars and shops in the beautiful cobbled streets in both of the old towns.
Bergerac is a medieval town with half-timbered buildings and cobbled streets leading down to the picturesque Dordogne river. The Maison de Vins Bergerac is worth a visit which is a beautiful old cloister and dates back to the 12th century. Wine-tasting is available where you may taste Bergerac wine which includes 13 appellations.
Perigueux dates back to the Roman Empire where the Byzantine Cathedral sits prominently at the top of the city. It's cluster of domes can be seen all around the city and it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The cathedral was designed by the same architect as the Sacré Coeur in Paris and has a greek cross plan similar to St Mark's cathedral in Venice. The Roman Empire is still evident in the Gallo-Roman-Museum Vesunna, a unique archaeologiacal site, where you can truly appreciate the age of this city. Wander through the medieval streets admiring the half-timbered houses and beautiful residences of rich Perigueux merchants in the 15th century. The cobbled streets lead to many pretty squares full of bars, cafes and restaurants.
There are many superb local restaurants within a 10 minute drive to Gites Boutique where the set lunch menus are excellent value. A typical lunch menu (excluding weekends) consists of homemade soup, a starter, main course, dessert, a carafe of red or white wine and coffee. The whole meal only costs between €13 and €15 per person.
Within an hour's drive is the famous old town of Saint Emilion surrounded by the famous vineyards where you can visit one of the many chateaux for wine-tasting.
Further on, toward the coast, is the beautiful, elegant city of Bordeaux. The view from the river as you approach the city, is breathtaking, with the 18th century Versailles style buildings lining the Garonne river. Bordeaux has everything, from the longest pedestrianised shopping street in Europe, with all the international and French chains, elegant boulevards lined with designer shops, squares full of cafes and brasseries and museums and theatres. The Grand Theatre is one of the oldest theatres in Europe, a beautiful 18th century concert hall. When in Bordeaux, you could easily be mistaken that you were in Paris, but without the crowds and small enough to walk around and enjoy in one day. Bordeaux is known as the wine capital of the world and is surrounded by the world's most famous wine areas, including Pomerol, Margaux, Medoc, Sauternes and Saint-Emilion. Therefore, before you leave make sure you go into one of the wine shops to purchase a bottle of wine. Only 35 minutes west of Bordeaux, is the longest stretch of sand in Europe, the Cote d'Argent ,which is 200km long. One of the many attractions along this stretch is La Grande Dune du Pilat which is the highest sand dune in the whole of Europe. There is much to see in the Bassin d'Arcachon including the town of Arcachon. This was a popular destination with Parisians in the 19th century, and is still full of restaurants today, where oysters are a speciality as it is home to the largest oyster farm in the world.
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