Ideally located in the center of the Dordogne, near the worldwide renown Lascaux cave (prehistoric paintings), and all the tourist sites that make it rich, this area is one of the most beautiful in Périgord. As at the dawn of the 18th century, here everything speaks about Beauty, Peace, Harmony. At La Chartreuse du Maine, with all your exhilarated senses, you wake up from Happiness! This is the perfect place both to relax and to discover the beautiful Dordogne-Périgord region.
Built during the reign of Louis XIV, halfway up the limestone plateau overlooking the Auvézère River, this Chartreuse of Perigord has the charm and nobility that bequeathed its 300 years of history. It is so moving to think of all those generations that have succeeded each other to love, nurture and improve it. For nearly a century it has been our family's home and we are proud to have the privilege and responsibility to continue this project, and share it with you.
When you stay at the Chartreuse du Maine, in addition to your private garden, you are at home in all the space of this unique domain which extends over 27 ha of park with vegetable garden, meadows, swimming pool, and private wood furrowed pedestrian paths. Discover its long terrace overlooking the "Garden of the senses" in raised-beds of aromatic herbs, its lavender field lined with rambler-roses, its peony alleys, rows of dahlias and old tomato plants. In the evening when the perfumes are exhaled, crush in your hands some leaves of thyme or rosemary and sit on the old stone staircase heated by the sun. Let the feeling of fullness come up in you...
Bathed in the scents of oaks and junipers, vegetation of choice of cicadas, the pool stretches in the sun from dawn to dusk. Far from it all, with its relaxing view of the meadows and hills in the distance, it is an exceptional place of rest in the countryside. A deer couple sometimes makes a graceful and noticeable appearance.
Generous dimensions of the pool (12m x 5m), chlorine-free salt purification, full width staircase, automatic safety cover.
You will benefit from an exceptional situation in the center of Périgord
Staying both in the heart of the Dordogne, in the countryside but on the edge of a pretty typical Perigord village, and 20 minutes drive from the beautiful city of Périgueux. What more !
Located at the confluence of the Périgord Noir and three other regions of the Dordogne, La Chartreuse du Maine puts at your feet all the sites of cultural interest and tourism, among them:
- The geological cave of Tourtoirac
- The Château de Hautefort and its sumptuous French gardens, overlooking the village and offering magnificent views
- The Cave of Lascaux 4, New International Center for Cave Art, showing paintings made by prehistoric men
- The medieval city of Sarlat renowned worldwide
- The city of Périgueux (medieval-Renaissance center, cathedral, Gallo-Roman city and museum), many shops, fine restaurants and famous gourmet markets of local produce
- The Vézère Valley, a prehistoric site, offering 15 sites classified as World Heritage by UNESCO
- The Dordogne Valley, its impressive cliffs, its pretty villages (La Roque-Gageac) and its magnificent castles (Beynac, Castelnaud)
- The city of Brantôme, its abbey and its canals
- Countless stone villages, castles, remarkable gardens (Eyrignac, Marqueyssac), Bergerac vineyards
- Music festivals, Mime festival in Périgueux, big flea markets and antique shows
- A little further (1: 30h to 2h car), The city of Rocamadour, the Padirac chasm, the vineyards of St Emilion and Bordeaux.
The center of the village of Cubjac, on the banks of the Auvézère River, is only 5 minutes walk from La Chartreuse du Maine. The most remarkable features of Cubjac are the old stone bridge that spans the dam on the river, the old houses and the place of fairground planted with large plane trees at the edge of the water.
On the market square you will find one of the best bakeries (ranked No. 2 for its bread and strawberry pie!) of Périgord, café-tabac-presse with terrace, a small grocery store, La Poste, the pharmacy, a hairdresser, and the Friday morning country market of local produce. You will be welcomed by Catherine and Maxence, attentive to your well-being
We live on site and are happy to welcome you personally. On your arrival we propose to introduce you to the region, our must-see favorites, and to lend you our "Magic Map" where highlights of tourist interest are highlighted (those also sometimes forgotten guides), our most beautiful itineraries as well as our suggestions for restaurants, gourmet markets and shops. Throughout your stay, we are available for any help you would like. Nevertheless we are discreet even invisible!
Very concerned about the quality of life and the preservation of the peace and privacy of each house in La Chartreuse du Maine, we offer for rent only three prestigious holiday homes. Called La Cuisine d'Alice (2 persons), La Maison de Marc (4 persons) and Chez Colette et Mimi (4 persons), these luxury self-catering cottages are independent. Each house has the exclusive enjoyment of a beautiful garden without vis-à-vis. The large pool, overlooking the surrounding hills and the roofs of the Chartreuse, is to share with our other guests.