Le Moulin du Roc
What We Love
- A converted 17th-century mill with Michelin-starred dining, including breakfast and wineThe food – Périgord is known for its local delicacies, including truffles, strawberries and walnuts
- Alain Gardillou’s Michelin-starred restaurant, as rich in elegance as it is in awards
- The more than 800 varieties in the wine cellar here – what’s dinner without wine?
What To Know
- This French retreat is a foodie destination in itself
- It's a super romantic escape, so expect to see lots of couples
- The charming stream-side terrace is the most peaceful spot on the property
Chef-cum-hotelier Alain Gardillou takes his hospitality as seriously as he does his appetizers at Le Moulin du Roc – and since he’s had a Michelin star to his name since 1979, you know the 15 four-star, TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence-winning guest rooms will deliver when it comes to charm. It certainly helps that they are located within a 17th-century converted mill, complete with period furniture, exposed beams and a pretty river that flows through the gardens.
Back to those appetizers: Le Moulin du Roc is everything you’d expect from a gastronomic getaway in the heart of Périgord in the Dordogne. Gardillou creates his menus from the very best the region has to offer, and his tables are some of the most sought-after in the area. Foie gras, truffles, strawberries and even some of the walnut oil this former mill used to make are all served up on private terraces and accompanied by wines from a cellar of more than 800 vintages.
How to Get There
A totally sublime experience. Expert and professional staff; lovely comfortable bedroom with spacious balcony; decor and ambiance exceptional throughout the entire property.
I can say with confidence this is one of the nicest hotel and dining experiences I have ever had. We are most definitely returning as soon as possible.
We booked for a 3 night stay looking forward to Michelin starred cuisine. On our first evening we waited 2 hours for any food to be presented and then it took a further 2 hours for the following courses to be presented. The food was 'bland' and did not represent michelin class and was overpriced. The breakfast at 20 Euros charged extra if you wanted either an omlette or poached egges at 6 Euros and another 3 Euros if you wanted bacon !!! The staff did not seem happy in their work and needed training in how to interact with guests. The decor is tired and in need of attention. Whilst probably 30% of th eguests were British the TV channels available did not include one english spoken channel. On the last two evenings we ate at the Charbonnel restaurant in Brantome where the staff were friendly and helpful and the food was full of taste and encompased the use of good fresh produce at half the price of this hotel. The location is very beautiful which could provide the base for a first class hotel.
Impossible to fault this fabulous hotel: idyllic waterside setting, beautifully furnished and maintained rooms, classy public areas, superb professional/friendly staff who strike just the right note, and elegant cuisine. One of my favorite hotels anywhere.
Where do I start....From The moment you park to the minute you leave they look after you like your royalty. I cannot express how good this place is. The gardens, The Room, The Restaurant, The Staff all were Amazing and I would go back in a heartbeat. We have been in hotels that looks after you on a 6star level but here was different it was more intimate and the location/setting is seriously beautiful. We stopped in a decent room with a bottle of champagne whilst getting ready then we ate in the restaurant and both had the tasting menu with 2 bottles of wine. The whole experience wasn’t cheap at £700 but it was well worth it!
The memories of our stay at le Moulin du Roc will be with us forever. No pictures or words can fully express the beauty and magic of this property. It is perfection: location, serenity of the setting, sounds of the river and water wheel outside our windows, extraordinary cuisine creatively prepared and courteously presented, the warmth of the staff -- especially Valerie at the Reception Desk -- all are with us and bring a smile to our face and a glow to our memories.
Treat yourself if you can--while you can!
No other resort can compare!