The finest holiday let in the Dordogne?

30 August 2013

Les Milandes is a collection of holiday let houses around the old village square of the hamlet. It was made famous by becoming the home of Josephine Baker and her “Rainbow Tribe” and is in the Perigord Noir region of the Dordogne, acknowledged to be one of the most lovely areas of France.

There are four houses, all available for holiday lettings and with pools, which range from Le Manoir with six bedrooms to the two smaller holiday cottages which each sleep four. The houses can be let individually or provide an excellent venue for family get togethers, anniversary gatherings or centre for training.

Les Milandes is about two hours east of Bordeaux and near to numerous pretty towns and villages, the best known being Sarlat which is a stunning preserved medieval city. Bergerac and Bergerac Airport are under an hour away allowing easy access from the UK. Closer to home, bastide towns are numerous of which Domme is the closest sitting spectacularly above the river. The area is rich in history particularly with England which owned much of the area during the Middle Ages and the many Chateaux nearby are testament to the struggles of the Hundred Year’s War. Famous caves are also a feature with Lascaux featuring the best preserved prehistoric drawings, whilst the two rivers of La Vezere and La Dordogne are particularly beautiful and offer hours of fun and entertainment.

Contrary to what the press would have you believe, the region is not overrun with Brits – you can still experience France as one remembers! The pace of life meanders rather like the rivers and there are many restaurants to make the hedonistic lifestyle possible. Food still includes traditional specialities such as foie gras and duck in all its guises, but there is also plenty of variety and excellent quality on offer. Local markets are a vegetarian’s paradise as well as being a colourful and vibrant occasion.

Does all this make Les Milandes the finest holiday let in the Dordogne? We think so but we invite you to see for yourself!

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