Chez Nadine is a haven of peace and tranquility in the heart of the French Périgord. A retreat that feels like your own best-kept secret.
Built in the 16th century, the picturesque cluster of old stone buildings is nestled peacefully on the side of a hill above walnut plantations and truffle forests.
It is a haven of tranquility and poetry – surrounded by idyllic villages and calming natural landscapes.
There is a light breeze at all times. In spring and summer fragrant herbs and lavender blossom along the hedgerows. The autumn brings a sea of golden colours, aromatic ceps and warm walnut tarts while winter is the time of earthy black truffles and roaring fires.
Respectful renovation helped to reveal the ancient structures of the old buildings and combined them elegantly with contemporary elements.
Cooling natural stone, romantic windows overlooking the grounds, Little Greene paint… Interiors and materials are inspired by nature and create a transition to the natural elements that is both stylish and deeply comforting.
A perfect liason of living history and modern luxury.
Le colombet is located on 7 hectares of formally tended gardens and grounds. It is a fest of warm colors and soft fragrances.
A wonderfully warm atmosphere pervades the garden. Forest walks, sheltered sitting areas, swimming pool, romantic flower beds, vegetable and herb garden are just some areas to explore.
Embedded in one of Europe’s oldest landscapes, this is the perfect place to deeply immerse yourself into the beauty of the region, to listing to the soft humming of wild bees or to simply while away time by the side of the pool all the while enjoying the magnificent views.
Nature and sustainability
Chez Nadine is located in an area of unique natural beauty.
Our concept is at one with nature and deeply anchored in the conviction that we must live more sustainably.
Chez Nadine therefore celebrates traditional values and combines them with modern sensibility. from local organic ingredients for our breakfasts and cookery classes through to timelessly beautiful and sustainable home ware, handmade organic mattresses in our guest bedrooms, organic bed linen, towels and toiletry articles.
Chez Nadine is located in walking distance of the charming village of Audrix.
A alley of ancient oak trees leads up the hill to the beautiful gouffre de Proumeyssac – the Périgord’s crystal cathedral.
Regardless of your interests, le Colombet offers something for everyone. The area’s natural beauty offers many outdoor pursuits – whether you are a walker, historian, golfer, cyclist, water enthousiast or music lover.
There are idyllic forest walks along hidden footpaths, the rivers Dordogne and Vézère, as well as the pretty market town of Le Bugue with its narrow streets, cafés and restaurants.
Only minutes away the enchanting villages of Limeuil with its picturesque bridges and Sainte Alvère with its castle ruin and truffle market wait to be discovered.
The medieval towns of Sarlat and Bergerac, the castles and gardens of the Dordogne Valley as well as Lascaux cave with its 20,000 year old paintings can be reached within 30-45 minutes.