House / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

A luxurious Family room with a king sized bed and a full size single day bed. Tasteful pieces of furniture make this room special with lots of space to relax and soak up the lovely views. This room can easily take a cot or two if required. Le Chambre Burgundy has a delightful en-suite with his and her sinks and a large rain shower unit. The stunning views from this room are of the gardens, the pool, the vines and the majestic White Ch√Ęteau which sits on the hill behind us.

A delicious Continental Breakfast is provided with this room. Also free WI-FI, use of the family pool, sun loungers and the garden. Guests, to Le Grand Chemin de la Vie Bed and Breakfast, have a private lounge with TV, DVD and games. Also if reserved, use of the BBQ.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 en suite
Nearest beach Lac da Gurcon (Lake with Beach) 8 km
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 500 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Bergerac 35 km, Nearest railway: Ste Foy de Grande 15 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property
Pool Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Hair dryer
Utilities Microwave, Fridge
Furniture Super King Beds (1), Single Beds (1), Cots available (2), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available
Access Secure parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users

The Dordogne region

Le Grand Chemin de la Vie is a Bed and Breakfast in the beautiful Dordogne region of France. A diverse region with lots to see and do. We are in the Purple Region named for the huge about of vineyards producing award winning wines. Le Grand Chemin de la Vie is just 20 minutes from the UNESCO's World Heritage village of St. Emilion. St. Emilion is set into a hillside on the north side of the river Dordogne, this twelfth century town consists predominantly of old stone houses with shuttered windows and cobbled streets. Hidden beneath the town is Europe's largest underground church, a magnificent place hewn out of the soft rock by Benedictine monks in the ninth century. Louis XIV described the wines of St Emilion as the 'nectar of the gods'.

Also just a few minutes up the road from Montcaret is Castillion la Bataille. In 1453, Castillion la Bataille was where the last major battle of the Hundred Years war was fought. It is here also that every summer in late July and early August, a spectacular floodlit re-enactment of that battle takes place. Spread over 16 acres and involving some 800 participants, 500 of whom are actors with 50 cavalry, this is a magnificently organised and executed show. The highlight is an intense two hour battle incorporating amazing stunts and pyrotechnics.

Le Grand Chemin de la Vie Bed & Breakfast is easy to find on the main route (D936) between Bergerac and Bordeaux.


Le Grand Chemin de la Vie is a Bed and Breakfast in the beautiful historic Village of Montcaret. We boasts an 11th Century church and also a Roman Villa, only partly excavated and said to be one of the best in all of France, which sits in the centre of the village.

The mosaics are superb and these alone are well worth a visit. The cruciform gallery is said to have been the largest in the entire 5th century Roman Empire. The villa had a warm-air heating system, a swimming pool and private thermal baths.
A Romanesque church is situated within the confines of the villa and, buried under the floor mosaics tombstones, are 5th century barbarian Visigoth tombs. An old wash-house is currently undergoing renovation. Guided tours are available.

The commune of Montcaret is spread over 1706 hectares and includes many particular points of interest, whether it be its geographical situation (the name Montcaret comes from the Latin Mons Carretum meaning 'mount of the crossroads') or its historical wealth (the Protestant scitadel of Montravel was situated in this commune), the diversity of its heritage, the beauty of its
vine-covered hillsides or the high-quality wines which can be procured from Montcaret's many wine-producers.

Montcaret has a small handy supermarket, an extrodinary p√Ętisserie, a hair dressers, a tabac shop, two antique shops and a restaurant - everything on our very own doorstep.