At the foot of the hill that is home to the Lascaux Grotto you will find the Hotel de Bouilhac, a building full of character displaying the typical architecture of the Périgord Noir region. This former home of Jean de Bouilhac, the doctor of Louis XV, has been listed as a Historic Monument since 2008. Opened just a year ago, the hotel dates back to the XVII Century and was restored by Christophe and Karine Maury, its new owners. It is made up of 10 suites in a chic and authentic style, as well as a restaurant serving gastronomic bistro-style family cuisine of the highest quality, all based on fresh ingredients. The chef is none other than the proprietor Christophe Maury, a native of the region who has formerly worked at Michelin star restaurants. Aside from creating flavorsome dishes, he also offers demonstrations of cookery over the fireplace, in the style of times gone by.
The Hotel-Restaurant de Bouilhac currently has 4 stars. It is one of the most beautiful hotels in the area and has now been selected by Conde Nast Traveller to feature on its list of Best new hotels in the world –Hot-list 2018, which details the 102 most beautiful hotels in the world, https://www.cntraveler.com/stories/2016-04-19/best-new-hotels-in-the-world-hot-list-2016?mbid=social_facebook .
The establishment is also affiliated to the national hotel group from Aquitaine « Millésime, hôtel et restaurant de collection ». The aim of this association of investors is to rediscover French-style « art de vivre».
For a short stay or a more relaxing break, be sure to book this charming stop-off in Montignac. The small medieval village, flanked by the river, is the ideal departure point for countless walks in the Vézère Valley that is reputed for its prehistoric grottoes, the most famous of which is Lascaux. It will also provide the perfect opportunity to discover the new International Cave Art Centre, built not far from the hotel, which lets visitors explore a complete replica of the original cave paintings.