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Brantome - Le Moulin De Vigonac

Le Moulin De Vigonac was a find! Owned and run by a lovely family (with excellent English) , the inn offers beautiful, comfortable rooms, adjacent to a renovated mill, which serves as a restaurant, open to guests and area residents, specializing ion the cuisine of the Perigord. The rooms are large, quiet and very comfortable, with fine linens and fluffy pillows - our room overlooked a stream and, at night, we could open the windows and listen to the babbling brook, Everything was immaculate and the bathroom simply gorgeous. Dinner was amazing, one of the best meals we had in 3 weeks in France - lobster salad (with chunks of lobster), filet of bar with a luscious white butter sauce, creamy chocolate mousse, with wines to match. The owners also serve as chef and hostess at the restaurant and both were simply delightful, wanting to please their guests and give us a stay to remember. Breakfast is also excellent. Oh, and there is a pool with comfy lounge chairs to relax after a day of sightseeing - to Brantome, a very nice town, perfect for kayaking or boating on the river, with a nice mix of medieval and renaissance architecture, Oradour sur Glane, Perigeaux, or a host of other attractions,. A truly wonderful place.

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We stayed in Brantome for a few nights in May 2015, and we really enjoyed it. It was quiet in May. Had a guided tour of the Abbey, and took a nice scenic drive along the Dronne River, visiting Bourdeilles, Creyssac, and Lusignac, and a few other small villages. On our way to Sarlat from Brantome, we visited Chateau de Hautefort. Brantome and the surrounding area is very green in May! We really enjoyed our stay here, and I've noticed people don't seem to mention Brantome. Most people go to Sarlat, which we also enjoyed, but Brantome seems to be a hidden gem!