RASTIGNAC- Le Berceau
Hotel apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
Literally means the cradle, and it was in this very place, over a 1000 years ago became the birthplace of the Benedictine Abbey of Sarlat. From your private terrace you will be privileged to be the only spectators to contemplate this architectural gem as the private gardens are abandoned and closed to the public
Located on the first floor of Rastignac 'le Berceau' is full of charm, The private terrace in a combination of red brick and the golden stone of Sarlat is delightful. The apartment is decorated to an extremely high standard offering all home comforts
The bedroom decorated in red tones and exposed stone walls has a warm and cosy atmosphere. There is a king size bed that can be split to make twin beds (on request). Large glass doors open out onto the living space. There is the added luxury of a walk in wardrobe for those who do not travel light.
The living space
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bergerac 60 km, Nearest railway: Sarlat 3 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Air conditioning, TV, Video player, CD player|
|Standard||Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Cots (2), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 2|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
|Further details indoors|
Welcome to the Residence 'La Rastignac' located at one of the most prestigious addresses of the famous medieval city of Sarlat, 'Cour des Fontaines', reputed for its calm and authenticity yet right in the centre overlooking what was once the Benedictine Abbey over a thousand years ago
Le Rastignac is composed of 4 apartments for 2 to 4 people, beautifully renovated by a Parisian interior designer to provide contemporary comfort but yet preserving the historical charm of this old building. Air conditioning, centralised music system, king size beds or twin beds, walk in showers, movement activated sensitive lighting , our objective is to provide you with a unique holiday experience ! A secure entrance leads to a communal relaxation reading area with its grandiose original stone fireplace. Guests also have the advantage of the full use of the communal laundry
Local tax 0.33 € per person
Washing machine and Clothes dryer (commun)
The Aquitaine/Dordogne region
With more than a thousand and one castles, and numerous villages classed as being the most beautiful in France, The Dordogne is a major tourist attraction.
Sarlat is also registered as being within a remarkable cultural environment due to its proximity to some of the most prestigious sites – Lascaux, Beynac, Domme, La Roque, Gageac – as well as chateaux, abbeys and some breathtaking public gardens.
Dordogne is the 3rd largest department in France. It enjoys a varied and temperate climate, even though the winters might be a bit colder than in the UK.The average temperature during summertime is 30°C and the first frosts usually appaer at the end of October.
Sarlat, a town of art and history, is part of a European network. The town is engaged in heightening public awareness of both inhabitants and tourists towards its environment, to initiate an appreciation in the young for architecture and urbanism. The organisers in charge of the town’s heritage, in association with the future museum’s curator, have set up an action programme for the year : themed visits, development of guides, competitive games, heritage days and nights, exhibitions. The town is not only appealing : its history is fascinating.
Since over a thousand years, the town has developed around an important Benedictine abbey, built during the roman period, in the 12th century, erected as a diocese in the 14th century. The town of consuls, nobles and tradesmen, became one of jurists and clerks who surrounded the bishop.
After the wars of 100 Years’, Religion and the Fronde, from the 14th to 17th century, the town rediscovered its golden age, thanks to the “noblesse de robe” and their high magistrates who exercised royal justice for the Presidial. They smartened up Sarlat with new and grand dwellings built with towers, symbols of the noblesse. This was also the period of the Humanists.
La Boetie was born here and was initiated very early to the spirit of the Renaissance. Jean Tarde, the bishop’s right-hand man, met Galilee in Florence and remained in contact with him for his astronomical experiences. Fenelon, a private tutor, was employed as priest in Sarlat, by his uncle, bishop of the diocese.
More recently, the creation of the “Festival des Jeux du Théâtre” in 1952 gave a new momentum to the town. Personalities became conscious of the interest raised towards its heritage, rediscovered by performers of stage and film. Sarlat was the first town to apply the “Loi Malraux” (Mulraux Law) voted for in 1962 to restore the historic centres, “the protected sectors”. It was a second rebirth.
Our vacation rental is inside the historical centre of Sarlat. an opportunity to stay in one of France's most beautiful and fascinating locations
Sarlat is also a town of culture by way of its numerous festivals, concerts and exhibitions.
- Sarlat, the patron of musicians, sculpters, street artists and creators, distinguished and some well-known names. Carzou, Bernard Buffet, Weisbuch, O’Galop, Cocteau, Combas - but also local artists with great reputations, Alain Carrier, and even the architect, Jean Nouvel.
- Sarlat, natural decor for the seventh art : the reason being due to its beautiful landscapes and its rich heritage, Sarlat is a region used often as a film location for directors of period movies. Amongst some of the latest big screen productions one can cite “Les Miserables”, "Les Dames Galantes" ("Gallant Ladies"), "La Fille de d'Artagnan" ("d'Artagnan’s Daughter"), "Cendrillon" ("Cinderella'") and even "Jeanne d'Arc" ("Joan of Arc").
- The "Festival du Film" of Sarlat : the cinema holds a place in the cultural life of the locals. The festival of cinema unfolds each year in November in the capital of the Périgord Noir. It reunites a number of actors and stars from the big screen, directors, producers and technicians bringing in more than 800 young students of Terminale “option cinema” from France and overseas.
- The "Festival des Jeux du Théâtre" of Sarlat : with Avignon, this is the oldest festival in France, and opens in mid-July and runs to the beginning of August, within a remarkable natural enclosure, at the heart of the medieval city. Marked by a strict tradition, it has always appealed to directors in presenting performances of superior quality.
Truffles, foie gras, wid mushrooms like cepes, girolles and morels, nuts, confits (meats preserved in fat) and fine country meats, chestnuts, strawberries, liquors and brandies… just some of the wonderful jewels of this land’s gourmet cuisine.
On this land of the “Good Life” it is with convivial spirit that local recipes are passed on from generation to generation and have contributed to a gastronomic reputation that justifies in itself the influx of visitors received from around the world.
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27 Aug 2014
"Super Appartement mit ein paar kleinen Mängeln"
Das Appartement Le Berceau liegt mitten in der Altstadt von Sarlat an einem kleinen Platz mit vielen Restaurants. Das Appartement liegt im 1.Stock des Gebäudes, ist recht groß, gut eingerichtet. Di… More
3 Jul 2014
"A great place to stay."
We stayed here for a week and we loved the accommodation. The apartment was spacious, comfortable, well equipped and right in the heart of Sarlat. We were welcomed to Sarlat by Damien at the Réseau … More
We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay in our apartment Le Berceau. We always do our best in order our guests to be welcome in the best conditions, and their stay to be as pleasant as possible.
We would be pleased to welcome you one more time in Sarlat.
9 Mar 2014
"Excellent customer service experience"
I had booked 'Le Berceau" through Phillipe Lecerf and Sarlat Travel to attend a french intensive course which was cancelled due to insufficient interest. Sarlat Travel have been wonderful an… More
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