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“Perfect French countryside get-away”
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The living space of la Cuisine de Alice au Maine seen from the bedroom
View of La Chartreuse du Maine from the pool in Fall
La Cuisine d'Alice, holiday home in la Chartreuse du Maine
La Chartreuse du Maine near Sarlat
La Cuisine d'Alice living space
The kitchen area
View of the bedroom from the living room
Romantic master bedroom: from your bed you can see the burning fire in the living area!
Romantic en suite full bathroom
Ensuite bathroom
Paths of Roses in La Chartreuse du Maine vegetable garden in June
Please help yourself with herbs in Le Maine vegetable garden
Away from it all swimming pool
View from the terrace of the Chartreuse
What about a bike ride this morning? Bicycles are waiting for you in the courtyard
General view of La Chartreuse du Maine
Cubjac, typical stone village near Sarlat in Dordogne
The Perigueux market of local produce in front of the 4th-17th C. cathedral
The Fortress of Beynac like in a fairy tale
Majestic Renaissance style Chateau de Losse overlooking the Vezere River
La Roque-Gageac: here enjoy a boat trip on the Dordogne River
Wandering around Saint-Amand-de-Coly abbey at sunset
Strolling in Beynac, one of the countless stone villages of Dordogne
In Dordogne, every turn of the roads has got a wonderful surprise for you!
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Farmhouse -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Perigueux, Dordogne, Nouvelle-Aquitaine

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mamamia59...
Davenport, IA
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Perfect French countryside get-away”
Reviewed 24 July 2012 for a stay in June 2012

We stayed at La Cuisine d'Alice au Maine the last week of June. Everything about the gite was as we expected or better. It's a very quiet country property, with plenty of privacy even though there are three rentals at this location, we felt like we were the only ones there. We were able to relax by the pool, or enjoy our private garden area every evening. If you love rustic French charm, this is a winner!

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Liked best: The original features of the barn turned gite, stone walls, original beams
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Vancouver, Canada
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47 reviews
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“Highest Recommenation”
Reviewed 9 July 2012 for a stay in May 2012

We stayed at Chartreuse du Maine, near the charming village of Cubjac in the Dordogne, for four weeks, one week in “La Cuisine d’Alice” and three weeks in “Chez Colette et Mimi”. And, it was hard to leave!

LeMaine is an excellent “base” for exploring the Dordogne. It is a pleasant one hour drive South by backroads to Montignac and the caves of the Vezere Valley (Lascaux, etc.) and about an hour twenty minutes to Sarlat and the Dordogne Valley (Beynac, Domme etc.). Others might be quicker, but we drove slowly, and never tired of the scenery.

Nearer to Cubjac is the elegant Chateau and gardens of Hautefort, the caves of Tourtoirac, and Perigueux, with its Roman and medieval ruins. And, to the North, gems such as Brantome, St. Jean de Cole, and the caves of Villars.

Maxence and Catherine are gracious, knowledgeable hosts who are eager to ensure your stay is a pleasant one. They have an excellent knowledge of the Dordogne, and are keen to help you plan your routes and to make your stay as pleasant as can be. Their English is excellent, but they are happy to let you practice your French.

But, our most pleasant days were at Le Maine itself. We enjoyed our walk into the village for our daily bread, and we made a point of attending the Friday market, to buy the local cheese, chicken, jams, and fresh strawberries. The locals were all very kind. We wandered down to Catherine’s herb garden to snip a few sprigs of rosemary and thyme. We were then able to prepare our own meals in the very well appointed kitchen, and enjoy them in the very elegantly decorated living and dining areas, or on the unit’s own terrace or garden.

We could always look forward to comfortable beds and bathrooms in these elegantly and thoughtfully furnished gites. There was excellent Wi Fi service for our iPad.

The property has its own delightful walking trails, and Maxence can help you find other nearby hikes and walks. And, of course, no discussion of Le Maine could be complete without mention of Zebulon the donkey and Rothschild the sheep, who are excellent hosts in their own ways.

So, by all means, come to Le Maine to enjoy the sights of the Perigord, but you will likely find that Le Maine itself is your most pleasant destination.

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Liked best: Hospitality of hosts
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Jane K
toronto
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“A Lovely Place to Stay”
Reviewed 30 April 2012 for a stay in April 2012

We just spent a delightful two weeks in La Cuisine d'Alice. Catherine and Maxence clearly love what they do and it shows--the property is beautiful and well-maintained and the guest accommodations are really outstanding--aesthetically pleasing, exceedingly well-equipped (we especially appreciated the fully outfitted kitchen) and immaculate. Catherine and Maxence know the area well and their suggestions for activities and restaurants were "spot on". We look forward to a return visit.

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Ulrike70
Dusseldorf, Germany
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Perfect stay”
Reviewed 10 April 2012 for a stay in January 2012

This was our third time in Le Maine and this time we decided to stay our winter holiday in La Cuisine d'Alice. It turned out to be the perfect decision for a perfect, relaxed and cosy one-week-trip. La Cuisine d'Alice is a beautifully furnished house with a great sense for color, wonderful chosen details and an impressive fireplace, which was in use every day. We fell in love with Le Maine, the picturesque Cubjac, les marchés, with the entire Dordogne. And again a huge thank you to Catherine and Maxence who are caring hosts and always gave us the feeling to be very welcome and at home. We will come back, that's for sure!

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Carolyn12...
Sandwich, Massachusetts
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“The most delightful place we ever stayed - anywhere!”
Reviewed 31 March 2012 for a stay in October 2011

Le Maine, in the heart of what may be the most beautiful region in Europe, was more than we have ever hoped for in a vacation home. This exquisite estate is home to three idyllic vacation rentals that are surrounded by flower, herb and vegetable gardens, wooded paths, a pool, and sublime views in all directions. Every top-quality amenity has been provided, and no detail has been overlooked. The charm of the place is overwhelming and hard to describe.

Catherine and Max have created this paradise. They are the perfect hosts - happy to help plan day trips to the most beautiful French villages we have ever seen, suggest wonderful places to dine, and to join for a glass of wine and a chat at the end of another memorable day. Upon arrival, we found a fine bottle of wine, a local cheese, and a bowl overflowing with the amazing and delicious tomatoes from Catherine's gardens.

The region is gorgeous, a food and wine lover's dream. Romantic rolling countryside, lively and quiet villages that have flower-filled streets, interesting shops, and plazas all sited along the rivers. The rivers are wide, slow, and crystal clear. You can rent canoes in many places. The region is known for its pre-historic caves, but we will have to do that next time we return to Le Maine, we were so entranced by everything we found above ground...we just didn't have time.

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Liked best: Loved it all
Liked least: Having to leave
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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