Derek S. (Girolles)

What a wonderful place!
We stayed for a week at Les Girolles with our 3 kids and we could not have been happier. So many things to see and do in the area and yet also the perfect place to just sit back and relax. The view over the Dordogne river valley was spectacular. Every morning I would look out the kitchen window and take a couple more pictures in case I hadn’t quite captured it yet. The house was clean and well equipped. We loved the mix of 400 year old stone building with the cozy and comfortable interior. Karin and Gijs were great hosts. They gave us a full tour of the property and filled us in on some of the fascinating history. Our kids would wander over every day to visit with Karin’s dogs Maya and Bimba and then carry on to check up on how the chickens were doing. We really appreciated that Karin and Gijs seemed to enjoy having the kids come around to visit. They made us all feel very welcome. There so many things to see and do in the area around Grolejac that you could easily pack your days with caves, markets, castles, medieval towns, all surrounded by beautiful scenery. And yet…then you’d miss out on soaking up the peacefulness at Lagrenie, relaxing by the pool, bouncing on the trampoline or simply sitting quietly in the secret place with a glass of wine. We mixed it up nicely and took advantage of both. It was a wonderful part of our vacation in France. We hope to be back one day.