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Chateau La Thuiliere

From $180 Night France, Aquitaine, Dordogne

Why so chic? Why our travel experts chose this hotel

  • classic elegance with contemporary touches

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Chateau La Thuiliere is a small luxury hotel in St Front de Pradoux, Dordogne. This romantic retreat has a private estate of woodland and fields along the Isle river, perfect for walking or a picnic on a summer's day. This gorgeous building was built by Michel Petit in the 19th-century as a fabulous wedding gift, a grand summer residence for his fiancé. Its design inspired by the legend of St Front, who defeated a dragon to save the village, and elements of his tale can be seen in the Tudor-style architecture of the chateau. Interiors blend contemporary design with the original features creating a calm and classy hideaway, perfect for a romantic break or group party, with the whole chateau also available for exclusive rental. Enjoy a gourmet dinner in the wonderful dining room before taking an evening stroll across the estate and a nightcap in the lounge.


Guests have free range of this gorgeous estate, take a walk through the pine-scented woods, relax in a garden hammock or take a mountain bike for a tour of the local area. La Thuiliere + service will tailor-make activities to suit groups, catering for all kinds of sport and leisure favourites and they can recommend a programme of activities on request. For anything you wish to do in the area, the helpful staff will find a way, be it cooking lessons, wine tasting, cycling, horse riding, kayaking, fishing, hunting, balloon trips or simply recommending the best place for a run. There is also a great golf course half an hour from the chateau. The location is perfect for touring Dordogne with its medieval villages, such as Perigueux, Bergerac, Sarlat, bastides, among them Monpazier and Domme, Lascaux and other prehistoric sites, and some of the regions best vineyards. After a day exploring, relax back in the Hall, which offers a selection of books, guides and magazines, or meet your fellow guests in the cosy lounge by the open fire in what was once the dance parlour, complete with honesty bar.


Chateau la Thuiliere offers a fine spread of organic, locally-sourced produce. Breakfast is served in the warm and inviting kitchen. For dinner, the Spanish owners have created a menu with a mix of traditional Dordogne delicacies and Hispanic favourites, all served with a contemporary twist in the wonderful dining room or outside, weather permitting. Guests can also choose some of the "bistrot 24" dishes to take with them for later in the day.




Address: Saint Front de Pradoux, Dordogne, 24400 , France

Nearest airport:

Bergerac Airport is 30kms away Bordeaux Airport is 115kms away Hotel can meet flight on request

How to get there:

From Bordeaux St Jean station trains leave for Mussidan (5 mins away from La Thuiliere), where we will meet you. You can reach Bordeaux by train from all parts of Europe.


There are 8 individually-styled rooms in Chateau La Thuiliere, ranging in size from Suites S to Suite M and the spacious Suite XLs. All rooms have a simple contemporary design which blends well with the original features and trimmings. The large windows of the XL and M suites afford views of the surrounding parkland and the XL is particularly spacious at between 37 and 42 sqm in size. All rooms come with king-size beds which can also be used as twins, with plenty of pillows and luxurious 100% pure Egyptian cotton sheets and all rooms have 3G connectivity. The luxurious en-suite bathrooms have large showers and are kitted out with Gilchrist & Soames toiletries. XL and M suites have the addition of slippers, luxurious bathrobes and Nespresso coffee machines and in the XLs, guests can relax on sofas by the original fireplaces and catch up on the news on the flat screen TV. For exclusive rental, the chateau can sleep up to 18 guests with 7 double rooms and 1 which sleeps 4 guests.

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Cancellation policy

Cancellations made 15 days prior to arrival will receive a full refund. Cancellations made 14-7 days prior to arrival will be charged 50% of the total fee. Cancellations made less than 7 days prior to arrival will be charged in full.

Pets policy

Welcomes pets with advance notice 15EUR a day

Please note

Chic treat - welcome drink and upgrade subject to availability

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