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Sander & Marieke Haverkamp
Le Palais



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price from €90




Description for B&B:

Welcome to this former Cistercian Abbey nestled in the picturesque heart of France, where Saskia and Martijn have been delighting guests for over a decade. This enchanting holiday retreat boasts a historic complex encompassing 5.5 hectares of lush parkland. Guests can choose from charming guest rooms in the main building, cozy holiday apartments in the outbuildings, or experience the romance of staying in a gipsy caravan on the forest's edge.

As the sun sets, Saskia and Martijn extend a warm invitation to their guests to join them for a superb dinner at the table d'hôtes. Whether dining al fresco at a beautifully adorned long table or indoors in the Grand Salon, complete with a magnificent fireplace, an unforgettable dining experience awaits. For those with a passion for cooking, golfing, hiking, cycling, or simply enjoying the good life, special arrangements can be made to cater to your interests.

At our heart, we believe in creating an intimate and personalized atmosphere for our guests. As a small-scale venue, our focus is on providing a relaxed and welcoming environment that exudes warmth and charm.

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We offer 6 charming cottages, each with 2-4 bedrooms, a well-equipped bathroom featuring a washbasin, bath, and separate shower, as well as a separate toilet. The cottages also boast an open-plan kitchen complete with modern appliances such as a vitro-ceramic plate, extractor, combination microwave, large refrigerator with a separate freezer compartment, dishwasher, Senseo coffeemaker, kettle, blender, toaster, and all essential cooking utensils and crockery. Electric heating is available in all rooms for your comfort. Additionally, complimentary Wi-Fi is provided in each cottage. Please note that there is no TV available, allowing you to truly unwind and disconnect during your stay.

Outside, each cottage has a lovely terrace furnished with teak garden furniture, a parasol, and a barbecue, ensuring you can make the most of the beautiful surroundings.

Our cottages are available for weekly rentals, and we provide all necessary bedding and towels (1 set per person per week). However, please bring your own towels for use at the swimming pool. To make your arrival more convenient, we offer a starter package including coffee pads, tea, waste disposal bags, cleaning materials, and toilet paper.

Rest assured, we take care of the final clean-up on the day of your departure, so you can enjoy your last moments without any worries. We also welcome pets in our cottages, subject to prior consultation and an additional fee.


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Coordinates: 01°4607.35 longitude and latitude 45°5933.10. Upon arrival, please drive up to the courtyard and park your car at the parking lot after unloading the luggage.

- If you are coming from Bourganeuf, take the D941 towards Gueret/Clermont-Ferrand. After approximately 300m outside the built-up area, take a left onto the D940A towards Bosmoreau-les-Mines. After around 4km on this road, you will see the entrance gate of lAbbaye du Palais on your right-hand side.

- If you are coming from Guéret, take the D940 towards Pontarion/Bourganeuf. After passing the Forêt domanial de Chabrières, turn right onto the D940A towards la Chapelle Taillefert. Continue on this road for about 18km, crossing the bridge over the Thaurion. After approximately 500m on the left, you will find the entrance gate of lAbbaye du Palais.

- If you are coming from Aubusson, take the D941 towards Limoges. In Pontarion, just before the river, turn right onto the D10 towards Bosmoreau-les-Mines. After 2.5km, turn left onto the D43 towards Bosmoreau-les-Mines. After 3km, turn left onto the D940A towards Bourganeuf. Follow this road for approximately 3km, crossing the bridge over the Thaurion. After about 500m on the left, you will find the entrance gate of lAbbaye du Palais.



Property type Quantity
Prices in €
Daily Prices Weekly Prices
min. max. min. max.
extra bed
Notes: breakfast is included
(3 pers.)
2 115 145 805 1120 25
Notes: appartment = gipsy caravan (sleeps 4), final cleaning not included
Notes: these rates do not include final cleaning


Swimming Pool
Disabled Access
Credit cards accepted


  • Château de Thauron: Located in Thauron, this medieval castle offers a fascinating glimpse into the region's history. Visitors can explore the well-preserved architecture, stroll through its beautiful gardens, and learn about the castle's past through informative exhibits.
  • Lac de Vassivière: Situated about 20 kilometers away from Le Palais, Lac de Vassivière is a stunning lake surrounded by lush forests. It is a popular spot for outdoor activities such as swimming, boating, hiking, and picnicking. The lake also hosts various cultural events and exhibitions throughout the year.
  • Aubusson: Known as the "Capital of Tapestry," Aubusson is a charming town located approximately 30 kilometers from Le Palais. It is famous for its centuries-old tapestry industry and is home to the fascinating Cité Internationale de la Tapisserie, which showcases a vast collection of tapestries and offers insights into the art of tapestry-making.
  • Saint-Léonard-de-Noblat: Around 50 kilometers away from Le Palais, this picturesque town is known for its well-preserved medieval architecture. The town's highlights include the Saint-Léonard Abbey Church, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and the charming historic center with its cobblestone streets and traditional houses.
  • Gouffre de la Fage: Situated approximately 40 kilometers away from Le Palais, this natural wonder is a massive underground cave system. Visitors can embark on guided tours to explore the stunning rock formations, underground rivers, and unique geological features that make Gouffre de la Fage a fascinating attraction for nature enthusiasts.
  • Limoges: Located about 70 kilometers from Le Palais, Limoges is a vibrant city known for its rich history and porcelain production. Visitors can explore the Gothic-style Limoges Cathedral, stroll through the historic center with its half-timbered houses, and visit the Musée National Adrien Dubouché to learn about the city's famous porcelain industry.
  • Oradour-sur-Glane: A poignant reminder of World War II, Oradour-sur-Glane is a village preserved as a memorial to the atrocities committed during the war. Located approximately 70 kilometers from Le Palais, visitors can explore the ruins of the village, which serve as a powerful symbol of remembrance and reflection.
  • Puy de Dôme: Situated about 100 kilometers away, Puy de Dôme is the highest volcano in the Chaîne des Puys mountain range. Visitors can take a train or hike to the summit to enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes. The area also offers various outdoor activities, including paragliding and hiking trails. These tourist attractions near Le Palais offer a diverse range of experiences, from exploring historical sites to enjoying the natural beauty of the region.