The most visited gardens in Perigord. Sat atop a cliff high above a beautiful section of the Dordogne river. With its lovely views down over the dordogne valley, one of the highlights at Marqueyssac is the summertime candle-lit walk through the gardens.
It is an enigma among castles in the region, it’s exact origins are unknown. The rediscovery of the castle and village, after being lost for hundreds of years, adds to the romance and sense of history that pervades Commarque like nowhere else.
Most unusually for a castle in the Dordogne, it is during the 20th century that Milandes reached the height of its fame. This began in the 1930’s when the castle was bought by the famous American cabaret singer/dancer called Josephine Baker.
The most visited chateau in south-west France, features all the dungeons, spooky passages and recreations of period rooms that you could hope for, and brings to mind very effectively the conditions which existed in a medieval castle.
This renaissance chateau sits on the right bank of the Vezere river, and it has a large terrace that overlooks the river and offers picturesque views.The chateau is well known for its excellent furniture and tapestries.
Come Visit the Beautiful Dordogne
In and around the town of Les Eyzies de Tayac are a series of prehistoric rock dwellings, the caves include some of the most significant archaeological finds of the Upper Paleolithic and Middle Paleolithic periods they are especially noted for their extensive wall drawings. Les Eyzies is ideally situated in the the Vézère valley which contains 147 prehistoric sites and 25 decorated caves.
The world famous caves, are covered in an incredibly beautiful display of pre-historic paintings and engravings. The paintings in Lascaux caves date from the period around 17,000 years ago.
What our guests are saying about Les Hirondelles
A Glorious Celebration
If you want to have a holiday in gorgeous, serene, surroundings with the most thoughtful hosts you can imagine, this is the property for you. Mulberry Villa and it’s adjacent Butterfly Cottage are set in the soft, rolling hills and fields of the Dordogne. The grounds themselves are manicured and perfumed with honeysuckle and roses. The pool sparkles and the hot tub welcomes any with sore muscles from too much climbing while exploring nearby castles.
The kitchen is well equipped and we were able to produce great meals for ten people. Speaking of great meals, if a celebratory meal is on your agenda, consider bookingChef Dimitri . He created two fabulous and totally different meals for us.
Over a two week period, we hosted 14 people ranging in age from 20 months to mid 70s. All were enchanted, a toddler who could run and play, twenty something’s who could swim and cavort, young parents who could have their own space in the Butterfly Cottage.
The thing that really makes Les Hirondelles, with its cottage and villa incomparable though is the family who own it. Andy, Uliana and their son, Michael. Andy and Uliana went out of their way to offer assistance, answer questions and check how we were doing.
The only problem with Les Hirondelles is that it is so far from our home in Austin.
Enchantés de notre séjour…
Très beau séjour!
“Un p’ti coin de Paradis !”
“Nous avons passé une semaine chez Linda et George dans ce charmant cottage. Leur accueil restera gravé dans nos mémoires, ils sont aux petits soins pour leurs hôtes tout en restant discrets.
On se sent bien tout de suite et on voit qu’ils aiment ce qu’ils font. Le cottage est très confortable, joliment décoré et d’une propreté impeccable. Quel plaisir de se détendre dans le jacuzzi au coucher du soleil ou de profiter de la piscine (chauffée) après une randonnée. Le jardin s’ouvre sur la campagne et plus loin la forêt. De plus le hameau est très bien situé entre Les Eyzies et Sarlat, ce qui nous met à ” un jet de pierre” de lieux à visiter.
Un regret : n’y être resté qu’une semaine….Un souhait : y revenir bientôt.”