Enhance your stay with these additional services
In order to ensure your stay at Les Charmes de Carlucet is as relaxing, enjoyable and as comfortable as possible,
why not consider these extra services to complete your stay with us.
Private Chef, Henri, at your home
An unforgettable fine dining experience prepared and served at Les Charmes.
Henri Florance is a first class, highly talented French chef who can prepare and serve you delicious fine dining meals at Les Charmes when you rent our Manor house.
Here is a selection of menus he can prepare and serve for you. If you have special wishes or suggestions, he can try to accommodate them. He uses local fresh ingredients and prepares and serves truly unforgettable, creative, delicious French meals focusing on local delicacies.
Henri and his wife Colette will prepare and clean up afterwards for you in our wonderful professional kitchen in our Manor house, Les Charmes. They will serve you in our beautiful dining room overlooking the gardens and swimming pool.
This is a truly unforgettable experience that we cannot recommend highly enough.
He is very happy to demonstrate some of his chef skills for you as he prepares your delicious meals.
Please let us know if you wish to reserve this service. In order for Henri to organize himself for your stay, we require a min of 1 weeks notice. This service is subject to Henri’s availability.
We are very happy to recommend and book if necessary, sight seeing tours in the local area, including tours of Sarlat, Plus Beaux Villages such as La Roque-Gageac, Domme and Beynac, Lascaux caves, Chateaux, historical sites, local vineyards, the local Foie Gras producers.
Your private guide, Sylvain, has an incredible knowledge of the area. He can offer, informative and fun sightseeing tours at very reasonable prices, subject to his availability.
Sylvain can also offer “behind the scenes access” to hidden historical gems within the Dordogne valley and tours of beautiful villages sometimes over looked by the larger tour operators.
Private Wine Tours
Dordogne Vineyard Tours offer you private wine tours from Les Charmes de Carlucet.
Tours for small group
Using their local knowledge and strong relationships with the wine-makers, they will introduce you to signature wines you will rarely find back home…
…those made by dedicated, small growers that fall under the radar of most visitors to the region.
The small group visits of up to 7 people are ideal for an intimate and in-depth discovery of the local wine country. They can pick up larger group as well if there will be more than 7 people in your group. The minimum number of people is 6.
Through their visits to both established wineries as well as lesser known gems, they pride themselves on crafting unforgettable experiences.
Here’s what to expect
- Pick up and drop off from Les Charmes de Carlucet
- Face to face time with the wine-makers
- Tastings of around 12-15 wines
- A gourmet picnic lunch next to the vines
- A knowledgeable, local host
- Little extras: bottled water, hand-gel, sunscreen, super soft rugs for chilly days
Their tailor made tours start from €135 per person.
Discover how the wine is made
Simply jump in your private van for the day and they will introduce you to the contrasting appellations of Bergerac wine country. Discover how the wine is made with one on one time with the winemakers, (whether this be in the cellar, amongst the vines or in the tasting room) and compare, contrast and taste different styles and colours, including organic and natural wines.
Get the inside track on local culture, history and wine-making from your host throughout the day… think: latest news from the vineyards, current challenges facing the winemakers, harvest reports, vintage updates and new wine releases.
Wines at Les Charmes de Carlucet
We offer a selected range of our favorite local wines for you during your stay at Les Charmes.
We have visited the vineyards in Bergerac and Cahors region and selected our favorite wines.
Here is the list of wines we offer and the prices.
For guests staying on a self-catered basis, we can offer you these wines during your stay.
For our guests who stay on a Bed & Breakfast basis, we can offer you wine together with light snacks.
Within 1 hours drive of Les Charmes de Carlucet, you will find beautiful vineyards, steeped in history, full of charm, offering world class vines.
We are delighted to be able to make recommendations and reservations for visits to vineyards.
Alcohol abuse is dangerous for your health, drink responsibly.
Home Wine Tastings
Would you like to experience Bergerac wine country without leaving the comfort of our Manor House? Let the wine come to you with an ‘At-Home Private Wine Tasting Experience’ by Vince at Dordogne Vineyard Tours.
Guests will taste & receive an informative overview of 9 bottles of different styles of wines from across the appellations of Bergerac. Vince will introduce the basic techniques & what to look out for when you are tasting wine & there will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions.
The tasting is informative and relaxed and pitched at a level that ensures everyone learns something new.
Also included are tasting notes, mineral water, tasting snacks including local cheese and charcuterie, any remaining wine & all glassware so no washing up required!
A flat fee of €320 applies for groups up to 8 people. Over 8 people there will be an additional fee of 35€ for each extra person.
Tastings are conducted in English, last approx. 2 hours and can start any time from 12noon to 18h00.
Black Truffle Hunting in Perigord
From December to February, Domaine de Lascaux, near Les Charmes de Carlucet, invites you to an unforgettable experience: the black truffle hunting (Tuber Melanosporum) of the Périgord! A wonderful moment in the Dordogne, in the heart of the Black Périgord !
You will learn how to search for black truffles in their woods and you will learn to look for the truffle “fly”. This ancient technique is a unique experience and requires special attention, a good tecnique and has only one rule: respect for nature.
That’s why before the hunt, they will take the time to explain to you the few rules to follow during your experience. During the hunt, they will explain all the secrets of the truffle.
You will learn how to recognize a good and a bad truffle, whether it is ripe or not and how to harvest it without damaging it. They will explain how to clean and prepare the truffle that you will taste after the hunt.
It is a journey back in time, a return to the roots of the flavours and traditions.
The Truffle Discovery package (40€ per pers) will include a guided tour of the truffle farm, truffle hunting and fresh truffles tasting. The experience takes approx. 2 and half hours.
For more information or to book this unforgettable experience, contact us.
If you wish to rent bicycles during your stay, we can help you to arrange this and have the bikes delivered to Les Charmes de Carlucet. Or you can collect them.
Some of the most beautiful bike trails in Dordogne start right outside our front door.
Bike bus offer a great range of high quality bikes which you can collect or can be delivered to Les Charmes.
There are various places on the Dordogne river where you can rent canoes or join a cruise during a day. We can make reservations and recommendations for you.
This is a fantastic and fun way to see the most beautiful places along the Dordogne river.
Contact us for more information and book a tour or canoe.
Fitness classes at Les Charmes with expert personal trainer
Private tuition at Les Charmes De Carlucet is now available on a 1:1, family or group option, in English/French. Choose from any of the following 1 hour classes:
Strength and Flexibility
A mix of Tai Chi, Yoga and Pilates choreographed to music. You will be shown all the moves with different options so you only do what feels right for you.
The aim of the class is to improve core strength, flexibility, balance and stability and to enjoy yourself. The session lasts just under an hour and ends with stretching, relaxation and meditation.
No footwear is required just comfortable clothing and mats are provided.
This outdoor military style exercise session is for the more active individual. He uses tyres, logs and ropes to help you get fit – developing aerobic and strength fitness and promoting fat loss and muscle toning.
He caters for all levels of fitness and will make sure that you work hard, have a load of fun in the fresh air and have you coming back for more!!
There is an option for a tailor-made 1:1 or 1:2 personal training sessions geared towards individual targets.
Personal Trainer/Group Fitness Instructor
As a Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor, living in the Dordogne, he offers a range of Health & Fitness classes and Personal Training, catering for all levels of fitness and ages from 16+.
His philosophy is that through unrelenting enthusiasm and passion, combined with his knowledge and skills, he aims to empower people to lead healthier, happier and more confident lives through exercise.
- 1:1 basis = 60€ or a class for a minimum of x4 participants
- Additional participants = 15€/pers
- Possibility to request a tailor-made pt/class etc. (price upon request)
- Payment in cash direct to Clywd
Please contact Clwyd directly with your request.
The only day that is unavailable is a Saturday.
Personalized Massage treatments at Les Charmes
Treat yourself, relax and de-stress in the beautiful surroundings of Les Charmes de Carlucet Manor and Villa Beaux Reves with a relaxing massage treatment.
We are delighted to be able to offer you wonderful personalized, relaxing and therapeutic massage treatments in the comfort of Les Charmes de Carlucet by our experienced massage therapist, Dean Edwards.
He is a highly experienced massage therapist, offering a personal Mobile Massage Therapy Service at Les Charmes de Carlucet Manor and Beaux Reves villa.
This service includes European/Swedish Massages of the neck, back, face, feet or a whole body massage. Your choice.
All of these treatments have calming and restorative effects, creating a great sense of harmony and well-being.
Dean will set up his luxurious massage table, soothing oils and calming background music to ensure a blissful feeling of deep relaxation, a powerful antidote to stress.
24 hour notice is required to arrange treatments at Les Charmes. Subject to availability.
- Back Massage / Face Massage / Foot Massage: 45 min – 40€, 60 min – 55€
- Full Body Massage for Luxury relaxation (Face and Foot Massage included): 90 min – 80€
Please contact us for more information or to book your massage.
Every Tuesday and Sunday with Cook Dordogne cookery school.
- 1 day course every Tuesday and Sunday
- Guided morning Market tour followed by regional cookery class at the beautiful cookery school in Saint-Cyprien
- Half day courses also available
- Located at the highly acclaimed “Cook Dordogne” school of cookery
- Course led by highly experienced Chef and Tutor, Ian, owner of the cookery school
- Discover the local delicacies, which the region is famous for
- Learn how to prepare, cook and enjoy delicious regional dishes
- Cookery courses can be arranged for a private group
An unforgettable magical hot air balloon ride
A magical moment, an unforgettable breathtaking experience.
See the incredible sites and stunning scenery of the Dordogne valley from a hot air balloon with Montgolfières du Périgord.