Gite 2dWelcome to the ‘Relais de la Renaissance’, an old ‘maison bourgeoise’ in the center of Saint Michel de Montaigne, a small hamlet in the Dordogne region. This part of the house has been tastefully converted into 4 entirely self-contained duplex apartments, each of which can cater up to 4 people.

In apartment 2, there is a cosy living and dining area downstairs, including a small kitchenette equipped with the main essentials, plus a shower room with washbasin and toilet. There is a large open fireplace so that you can truly enjoy this apartment at any time of the year, along with direct access to the outside terrace, garden and pool from the living area.

Upstairs there is a large light and airy bedroom with a king size bed, plus there is a bed settee that opens into a double bed in the living area downstairs, to sleep an additional 2 people if required.

This apartment is also particularly suitable for guests with limited mobility, as the ground floor shower room is actually a wet room, so is more spacious than usual. Plus, with having the sofa bed downstairs, it means those guests don’t have to use the stairs at all. There’s just one step into the main building itself, and one step out onto the terrace, otherwise the floor is completely level inside.

We tried to create comfortable ‘chill out’ apartments, each with beautiful chestnut parquet flooring upstairs and terracotta tiles (with under floor heating when needed – again, perfect for any time of the year) downstairs. A lot of care and attention has been given to the furnishing and decor of each apartment, which makes each one totally unique. There is a combination of exquisitely hand painted Bavarian wooden furniture, plus wooden statues, textiles and masks from Mali in Africa, alongside eclectic pieces collected from local French flea markets.


WiFi access

Satellite TV

Fridge with small freezer compartment

Electric cooker hob with 2 burners

Crockery, serving bowls, mugs, glassware and cutlery for 4 people

Saucepans and frying pan, with cooking utensils

Kitchen knives

Bottle and tin opener

Kettle and coffee machine

Sun loungers

Clothes airer

Duvets and pillows are provided, but you will need to bring your own sheets, duvet covers, pillow cases and towels. However, you may rent these from us for an additional 10€ per person, per week, if you prefer.

Shared access to an iron and ironing board, as well as the washing machines and sauna in the cellar of the main house

We look forward to welcoming you to the Relais de la Renaissance soon! And yes, your dogs and cats are welcome here too. 🙂

Inge and Toni

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