Chateau De Lauzel
From $4,365 / week
- 6 bedrooms
- 5 bathrooms
- Sleeps 10
Description from the manager
Chateau de Lauzel is a six bedroom, ten person chateau, located within 24 hectares of woodland. It is part of the forested valley that extends on its southern boundary to the middle of the Beune River.
In the cliff face to the east of the Chateau is a huge, troglodyte Pigeonnier, currently gated and inaccessible to the public. Further up the valley is the site of the Venus de Laussel, classified as a 'Site Historique,' dating back some 25,000 years.
On the western boundary of the site is the Abri du Cap Blanc, containing notable Magdalenian friezes which is open to the public.
As the site is set on a hillside, terminating in...Read more
Chateau De Lauzel
Additional Location Information
Chateau De Lauzel is situated in Department 24, the Dordogne, in the South West region of France and lies between the village of Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil (5 km) and the medieval town of Sarlat-la-Caneda (15 km) in the canton of Marquay (5 km).
The surrounding area includes many Cro-Magnon sites. Les Eyzies, the world capital of pre-history, is located on the River Vezere and has a new National Palaeolithic Museum which displays an excellent account of this period. The well-known cave of Lascaux is approximately 15 km north east of Les Eyzies.
This is a region of numerous Chateaux and historical abbeys and contains many villages classified as ‘The Most Beautiful Villa’s in France.’ The region also includes several ‘bastide’ (fortified) villages built by the English and French during the 15th century such as Monpazier and Beaumont.
The local rivers, the Dordogne and the Vezere, provide canoeing expeditions and site seeing river boats. Hot air ballooning, helicopter trips and tourist flights in light aircraft are also offered locally.
The town of Sarlat has a season of many exhibitions, musicians and nocturnal events, together with bustling market days and a complete variety of restaurants and shops.
The nearest airports are Bergerac (54 km from Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil) served by Ryanair and Flybe, Brive-La-Gaillarde (74 km from Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil) served by Air France and City Jet and Bordeaux Merignac (186 km from Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil) served by Easy jet, British Airways and Air France.
By sea, Brittany Ferries serve Caen (Ouistrenham) with both day and night services. Caen is 603 km north of Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil. Most of the journey from Caen to Les Eyzies-de-Tayac Sireuil uses the French auto-routes and includes a section on the A20 which is toll free. The 841 km journey from Calais to Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil also uses the auto-routes with a section on the toll free auto- route A20.
Local Activities include:
- Canoeing on the Vezere river
- Dordogne river boat trips
- Helicopter and hot air ballooning
- Prehistoric Caves
- Local farmhouse restaurants
The summer climate from Easter to September varies from 20 degrees at Easter to 35 degrees in July and August.
The Chateau was completely restored several years ago to a high standard by the current owner who is an award winning British Architect.
Last updated on August 04, 2014
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- Security Deposit | $1,658
- Linen & Towels | per stay
- Energy Costs | per stay
- End of Stay Cleaning | per stay
Phone / Internet
- Internet Access
Pool / Spa
- Private Pool
- Hot Tub/Jacuzzi
- Satellite or cable TV
- Pet friendly - yes
- Smoking allowed - ask
- Suitable for children - yes
- Suitable for the elderly - ask
- Wheelchair accessible - ask