So delightful. We arrived late in the evening and they were f\having an informal Jazz session for friends and family. They invited us to eat, drink and listen. The next morning we found that one of their cats had wandered in through a window and was sleeping at the foot of our bed. Montaigne's famous tower is only a short walk away. It's not a five star hotel--it's better, at least if you value the human over the artificial, and friendliness over formality.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In the borough of the castle and the famous 'tour de Montaigne' you find in the center of the very small village of St. Michel de Montaigne the 'Relais de la Renaissance'. Until the 1980's the house lodged the 'Cafe de la Renaissance'. In the same place, four fully furnished apartments, carefully restored with natural bio-materials, accommodate the travellers dedicating themselves to discover the charms of Montaigne, the traces of cultures from Stone Age, Roman architecture, Middle Age and modern times - on foot, bicycle or horse. Description of the apartments : Bedrooms: Two bedrooms in two of the apartments. One bedroom is furnished with a bed for two people (140x200). In the other room there is a bed for one person. In this room is enough place for a second person on a mattress 'futon' and even a baby bed. One bedroom in the third and the fourt apartment, but a sleeping couch for two other persons is in the living. Bathrooms: The bathrooms are furnished with a shower, a washbasin and a WC. Kitchen: A small kitchen (2 hotplates, fridge, coffee machine, tableware...), Integrated in the living room, is equipped for 4 people. Living Rooms: The living room of two apartments open to a terrace with view on the garden and the natural pool. Two other apartments have access to the garden by a corridor. Washing machine, iron/ironing board, are at the disposal of all guests. The apartment is equipped with TV, access to Internet WiFi. The apartments have underfloor heating (ground floor), and radiators in the bedrooms. Pets are welcome. One of the apartments can accommodate people with slightly mobility problems because there are sleeping places in the living rooms and they don't need to go upstairs to the bedrooms. The garden is accessible as well for handicapped persons in a wheelchair. Outside :Besides the terrace places, the big garden invites to relax. Garden furniture and a barbecue are at the disposal of all guests, as well as the natural pool. This pool is not a classical swimming pool. It is a pond, 100 % ecologically cleaned. No chemical products are used. Plants and micro-organisms in two other basins filter and clean the water. A 'no-swimmer zone' invites children to play in the plate water. Please note, that the parents carry the fully responsibility for their children. You enjoy the pool in summertime, but as well in wintertime - after the sauna, available for our guests! ... more less