THE RIVER RAVISHING

Secret Hotels of the Dordogne

  1. La Roque-Gageac, a town in France's Dordogne region; the hotel La Belle Étoile is at right. (Aya Brackett)
  2. Domaine de la Rhue, a hotel created from 19th-century stables. (Aya Brackett)
  3. The acclaimed restaurant at Le Moulin de la Beune. (Aya Brackett)
  4. A rosewood chair from Madagascar at Domaine de la Rhue. (Aya Brackett)
  5. Le Chambellan's courtyard is filled with flowers and trees, and the Dordogne flows just half a mile away. (Aya Brackett)
  6. Le Bellevue's owner, Gayle Hugette, in the hotel's courtyard. (Aya Brackett)
  7. Room 12 at La Maison des Peyrat. (Aya Brackett)
  8. The old stone building of Le Moulin de la Beune is a vine-covered, 17th-century mill. (Aya Brackett)
  9. Eau-de-vie at Les Glycines' bar. (Aya Brackett)
  10. The grounds of Le Mas de Castel feature a pool, a garden, and rosebushes, and there are even plans to create a picnic area for guests. (Aya Brackett)
  11. Le Chambellan co-owner Virginie Vue, with two of her kids. (Aya Brackett)
  12. La Belle Étoile, an ancient hotel and restaurant right on the banks of the Dordogne. (Aya Brackett)
  13. La Maison des Peyrat's long, one-story stone building dates back to the Middle Ages and at various times was a hospital for plague victims, a residence for nuns, and a farm. (Aya Brackett)
  14. Philippe Latreille, chef and owner of La Treille. (Aya Brackett)
  15. Room 3 at Le Mas de Castel. (Aya Brackett)
  16. Many of the ingredients for the gourmet meals served in Les Glycines' dining room come from the enormous potager, or kitchen garden. (Aya Brackett)

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