Chateau de Bardouly

About This Center

Bardouly is a retreat centre based in the heart of the Dordogne France at our 17th century historic Chateau which sits in 100 acres of secluded and private parkland, forest, gardens and orchards.  Yoga facilities have been professionally designed (flooring, heating, lighting).  Indoor studio is 800 square feet and situated in the old stable block; outdoor platform is made of wood and is also 800 square feet is surrounded by forest, gardens and orchards.  The house can accomodate up to 20 in 11 bedrooms and en suite bath/shower rooms.  If not eating outdoors, meals are served in the dinning room with panelling designed by the same artisans as those that did Versailles. Relax by the heated saltwater swimming pool or get up a game of tennis on the hard surface court.  The house is done up to a 5* boutique hotel standard and was written up in the London Sunday Times in 2016 as one of the top 20 luxury venues in the Dordogne.

Treat yourself to a massage or other therapy in our dedicated treatment room with one of our highly qualified therapists.  You will enjoy, in the words of our guests, 'the best retreat food ever', prepared by our professional French chef, with ingredients coming from her bio-dynamic farm.  She caters for all dietary requirements including vegetarian, vegan and gluten free.

The region is culturally rich (it has the largest number of UNESCO listed sites outside of Paris) and is home to the pre-historic caves paintings of Lauscaux and Font de Gaume, the castles of Beynac, Domme and Castelnaud, and the gardens of Marquessac which is on of the most famous in France, laid out by the Andre le Notre, who designed the gardens at Versailles.  Visit the incredible medieval market towns of Issigeac and Sarlat amongst many others.

For sports enthusiasts, we can organise canoeing, kayaking and SUP on the Dordogne River (the cleanest river in Europe), hike the many trails on the Bardouly estate, bike ride through gently rolling hills or horse back ride through the picturesque countryside.

Finally, we are located in the Bordeaux/Bergerac wine region!  Enjoy a tasting at the Chateau with our local expert sommelier.  We can also organise private tours of various wineries from small local producers to Grand Cru world reknown vinyards.  Besides tasting and touring private paired luncheons can be arranged.  A vist to St Emilion is a must.

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