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hotel Auberge des Platanes: Wonderful small hotel

This is a small family-run hotel (formerly known as the hotel de la Gardette) with very pleasant owners and staff. We stayed here many years ago, and when we returned 12 years later they recognized us and asked about our daughter because she wasn't with us the second time! One stays here for the location and atmosphere, not for "amenities". although there are tennis courts next door.

The location is spectacular, with the Dordogne flowing in front of the hotel and the cliffs rising over head. The building is 18th century, but nicely done inside. The whole town is made of golden sandstone and is worth exploring. The children with us loved exploring the fortified caves in the cliff above town (small fee for admission). The crowds that bus in during the day all leave by 7pm and the town is as quiet as can be. It is in easy ditance from all the major attractions in the area - the various fortresses Beynac, etc.), the prehistoric cave paintings (Lascaux, etc.) and the recently developed chateau de Marqueyssac, with its gardens and children's park. One can also arrange float trips on the Dordogne.

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  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Romantic Travel and Honeymoons, Historical Travel
  • Written October 5, 2007

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