Le Vieux Logis is at the heart of the small village of Trémolat in the glorious Dordogne. It's a picture-perfect setting. Stone houses with roses rambling up their walls, a narrow winding street…and a hotel that looks like an old manor house fitting perfectly into the scene.
Le Vieux Logis began life in the 17th century as a priory then became a large farm producing animals and the local crop of tobacco. The farm became a guest house, run by Monsieur and Madame Giraudel where guests were treated like family.
Le Vieux Logis Manor House Hotel in the Dordogne Valley
- Beautiful location in the Dordogne Valley
- Friendly, welcoming and professional English-speaking staff
- Casual, relaxed atmosphere
- Dinner and breakfast in the garden
- Swimming Pool
- Michelin-starred restaurant serving top cooking
- Local wines
- Cigar smoking room
- Near great Dordogne and Périgord attractions
There are 14 rooms and 9 suites in different buildings: the house, an adjacent garden building, a delightful Logis des Champs and a second one a short walk away facing the park. Some can accommodate families up to 4 and cots are available for free. All the bathrooms have a bath.
In-Room Facilities: Air conditioning, minibar, television, free Wi-Fi internet access, safe, hairdryer, complimentary water.
- Two restaurants
- Garden Dining
- Pets are welcome (no surcharge)
The hotel has two seminar rooms, with one hosting up to 40 people, tucked away from other guests. Both have a video-projector, overhead projector, and screen.
Payment Options: All major credit cards accepted
There are some excellent deals at this delightful hotel. Take a half-board package standard room for € 440 for 2 people. Double rooms are € 480, the Grand Standing Rooms are € 610 and Suites are € 715.
They also offer packages such as the Truffle Package, with a truffle menu and a visit to the truffle market at Sainte Alvère, and a Romantic Package. Check them out on the website.
Le Vieux Logis
Tel.: 00 33 (0)5 53 22 80 06
How to get to Le Vieux Logis
The nearest airport is Bergerac-Dordogne-Périgord Airport 32 km (20 miles). You can hire a car at the airport.
The nearest train station is in Trémolat, located 1 km away from our hotel.
From Bordeaux, the journey is 155 km (96 miles) taking around 2 hours.
From Paris, the journey is around 580 km (360 miles) taking around 5 hours 30 mins.
Hiring a Car
If you need a car for a longer journey, try the Renault Buyback Eurodrive Scheme.
Le Vieux Logis Review
Drive up to the hotel and it still looks like the manor house. The walls of the two-story building with its dormers in the third tiled roof are covered in ivy, punctuated by generously sized windows with bright white shutters. Gardens surround the building; a small stream runs quietly at the back while the outdoor pool is hidden away with topiary trees.
You step into a comfortable, welcoming series of rooms. Wooden beams holding up the high ceilings; large armchairs and sofas it’s difficult to get out of, and an open fireplace to warm you on chilly autumn days make you feel instantly at home.
While they are individually decorated, all the bedrooms have the same chic but countrified feel with stone walls, wooden beams, and wooden parquet or tiled floors. The furniture fits in beautifully; old wooden cupboards with decorated doors, period desk, and comfortable chairs. Light floods through the windows; pretty drapes cover the beds and the bathrooms are a good size with delightful toiletries and fluffy bathrobes.
When it's cool, sit in the former barn where the tobacco was dried. Booth seating gives an intimacy to the high-ceilinged room where a gallery running around all the walls holds the racks of wine. There’s another small dining room with a fireplace for winter. But one of the great pleasures of staying here is to dine under the linden trees in the garden looking at a small park and lights flickering in the trees.
The chef, Vincent Arnold, has a well-deserved Michelin star. Local and seasonal ingredients are the name of the game here. Autumn sees the likes of roast pigeon breast with giblet sauce and pasta made with local chestnut flour. But if you’re here, then the local specialty is black Périgord truffle, layered like a millefeuille with potato and truffle, and with a quail egg, the whole topped with crisp cheesed bread crumbs. The famous white truffle might appear in a delicate chilled Vichyssoise. Scallops; the best local chicken; tender lamb; duck; veal; walnut oil; foie gras all appear. If you can manage the cheese plate as well as desserts like confit rhubarb with ice cream and caramelized thin puff pastry but which are beautifully prepared and presented.
A la carte dishes range from around €36 to €46; mains from around €46 to €49; desserts from €20, and the cheese plate is €14. Or go for the excellent value set menus: a 9-dish Tapas menu at €55; the Balade Périgord from €75 to the most expensive which comes with a different local wine at each course at €115. The children's menu is €22.
The buffet breakfast is €25 per person and Continental Breakfast 19 € per person.
Service at the Hotel
A friendly, very welcoming, English speaking staff make you feel right at home. The manager, Estelle Lepers, is always on hand to say hello, answer any questions and help out with any queries at dinner. She and the rest of the delightful staff really do make you feel as if you are staying with family.
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Nearby Attractions within an hour’s drive
Nearby Attractions Within an Hour’s Drive
Lascaux II, the replica of the cave decorated by the Cro-Magnon people 17,000 years ago contains astonishing paintings of animals. 45 km (28 miles), taking at least one hour. It’s a winding road so if you get stuck behind a slow driver you might be late.
Château de Beynac is a huge fortress dominating the Vézère valley fought over by figures like Richard Lionheart. 35 km (21 miles) taking around 40 minutes.
Jardins de Marqueyssac, the extraordinary hanging gardens of a château overlook the Dordogne river. 38 km (24 miles) taking around 45 minutes.
Sarlat-la-Canéda, a beautiful, historic town has one of the best Saturday markets in the area. 44 km (27 miles) taking around 55 minutes.
A Great 2 Night-Trip
There are two top hotels in the area giving you one of the best short trips you could find. The Dordogne is beautiful with a vast number of attractions, so stay one night at the Château de la Treyne, and the second here at Le Vieux Logis. You won’t be alone; it’s a popular thing to do and you’ll see why when you book. These are both wonderful places to stay, and also very different.