Gite 4 living and dining areaWelcome to the ‘Relais de la Renaissance’, an old ‘maison bourgeoise’ in the centre 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 4, 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 fireplace with a wood burner for those chillier evenings, meaning you can truly enjoy this apartment all year round.

Upstairs there is a very large bedroom with 2 twin beds, which when pushed together make a generous queen sized bed, so please specify your preference when booking. 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. As a result, this apartment is suitable for guests with limited mobility, as it means the stairs don’t need to be used by them 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.

You can access the outside terrace, garden and pool from the main shared corridor.

We tried to create comfortable ‘chill out’ apartments, each with beautiful chestnut parquet flooring upstairs and terracotta tiles (with under floor heating when needed, 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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