We have stayed at Le Cariol a few times so I'm confident now to share what I think are replicable experiences: in short, wonderful. This is truly a unique place. We travel extensively for both business and holiday and we keep coming back to this "petite chateau" in France's gastronomy heart...
It's a classic, authentic chateau but completely modern inside. There are fireplaces everywhere--usually roaring--and it's obvious someone took personal charge of renovating a historic place (it sits on an early cromagna man site and is just down the river from the famous caves of Lascou).
When the sun sets it lights the rock walls up. There's always champagne and wonderful music going. It's very private but somehow affords a commanding view over two farms and a small town in the distance. The owner is an eccentric artist and his wife runs the chateau. I recommend hunting down the artist's studio if he is around for a personal tour....wild.
Hit the Saturday market in town but avoid le couderc the nudist place down the road.....(we mistakingly pulled in...)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to our beautiful 'Chartreuse Le Cariol',on the property of artist Marthijn de GrootA classy mansion with five ‘chambres d’hôtes’, each with its own atmosphere and fitted with all modern comforts. Groups can also rent the entire Chartreuse.At Le Cariol, away from the humdrum of everyday life, you can unwind in an environment where everything is geared towards relaxation and enjoyment.You can relax because of the peace and quiet, laze around the pool in the pool house, relax in the sauna or enjoy a nice glass of wine from our wine cellar on our terrace or by the fireplace in the foyer… But you can also relax and enjoy your encounters with art, culture, nice (local) cuisine – either prepared in our own kitchen or somewhere else – and discovering the Périgord Pourpre, a little south of Bergerac. ... more less
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