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Maison de Poitiers boutique chambre d'hote/gite

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Maison de Poitiers is situated on the corner of a medieval square in the 12th century Bastide village of Castillonnes, in the Lot et Garonne. The Lot et Garonne area is famous for its food, wine, history and its unspoilt beautiful countryside.

The building started life as a hotel for horse traders in the late 18th centry and in 1961 the building was featured in the French movie "Tout L'or Du Monde" (All the gold in the world) staring Rene Clair and Bourvil. In 2006 the property was purchased by its present owners with the intention of opening a boutique Chambre D’hote. Following an extensive facelift Maison de Poitiers finally opened its doors to the public in late 2007.

It is named after Alphonse de Poitiers who founded Castillonnes in 1259. Alphonse de Poitiers was King Louis IX’s brother and carried the title "Count of Toulouse", he built some 40 Bastides, mainly to ward off the English.

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There is a central market place where the weekly market takes place on a Tuesday morning and has taken place every Tuesday since 1259. The market is lively and is well worth a visit. Castillonnes also boasts lakes for fishing and swimming, a swimming pool, 3 tennis courts, cinema, petanque and horse racing. There are also local events such as vide-greniers, brocante and such like held through out the year.

Castillonnes is an ideal base for visiting local Dordogne attractions in the area including local historic sites/villages, vineyards and the wine museum at Bergerac as well as plenty of outdoor activities.

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There is a choice of five stunning individually designed bedrooms with beautiful furnishings and state of the art bathrooms. Whether in the intimate dining room or in the privacy of one of our spacious rooms, we invite you to experience something different, with style, charm and a colourful history. Choose from the Rouge, Verte, Chinoise, Bleue or Baroque rooms.  The house can also be booked either with the living areas and either 3 or all 5 of the bedrooms made available.

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Rates: $114 per couple for bed/breakfast per night. The whole of Maison Poitiers is also available from $1,100 a week. 30% deposit required when booking.

 To request a booking, click here.

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