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 Cookery Course
From April to October COOKDORDOGNE offer you a private cookery course with free transport to and from Les Charmes de Carlucet. (35 min drive)
Courses for small groups
Using their local knowledge and strong relationships with the producers, they will introduce you to the local dishes and ingredients unique to this beautiful region
The small group course for up to 12 people are ideal for a hands-on course for a half or full day.
You will prepare and cook alongside Chef Ian, a two course or three course menu which is consumed during the course with wines. With individual workstations for 2 to 3 people, you master the tastiest of dishes under the watchful eye of the chef. The minimum number of people is 6 people.
Here’s what to expect
- Pick up and drop off from Les Charmes de Carlucet (35 minute drive to school)
- Meet Ian and his team with an explanation of the local ingredients, the different terms and what to look for at the local markets
- Tuition, demonstration of and participation in traditional Perigordian cooking, cooking methods and food styling
- Three or two course degustation with wine and non-alcoholic beverages
- Fun and informal experience guaranteed
The price for a private course including transport to and from Les Charmes de Carlucet is €110 per person for the half day and €175 per person for a full day.
This offer from Cookdordogne is valid for groups of 6 or more.
Wine Tastings Sur Place
Sipping local wines from the comfort of our sun-drenched garden is a rather good way to acclimatize to the French way of life.
For social gatherings, celebrations or to simply learn more about the area, Vince from Dordogne Vineyard Tours will come to the Les Charmes de Carlucet with a selection of wines that showcase the many different styles and colours from the different appellations of Bergerac.
With an introductory glass of local fizz, a local cheese platter, tasting notes, tips on buying wine locally and a whole host of knowledge, the tasting is informative, relaxed and pitched at a level that ensures everyone learns something new.
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.
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 region and selected our favorite wines.
Whether you are staying in our Villa Beaux Reves or our Cottage, we can offer you these wines during your stay.
Please let us know if you would like us to pre-order any of these wines for you so that they are waiting for you on your arrival.
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.
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.
Kobido Japanese Lifting Face Massage
Our fully qualified authentique Kobido therapist, Marie Forte, can offer you this wonderful relaxing and highly effective deep tissue facial massage in the comfort of Les Charmes de Carlucet.
The technique involves a mixture of fast and slow hand movements to improve the deep circulation to the face, neck and upper chest part.
It is essential to massage with different speed levels as this destroys the dead cells and encourages elastin and collagen production, which are both so important for our skin health.
Kobido massage results in a rejuvenation effect. Wrinkles are smoothed, facial muscle volumes are restored, and the skin is brighter.
After just one session, you will already can see some immediate results which will increase in the medium and long-term.
Looking a few years younger is not the only benefit that Kobido facial massage can provide. It also fights stress and anxiety, provides complete relaxation and wellness, improves sleep quality and rebalances the “Ki”, vital energy.
Kobido treatment at Les Charmes de Carlucet: 60 minutes 110 €
Contact Marie directly:
Or contact us for more information or to book your massage.
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.