INFORMATION

the history of this centuries old, magic spot

HISTORY

12th CENTURY CISTERCIAN ABBEY

 

l'Abbaye du Palais, its full name being « Abbaye du Palais de Notre Dame »

was founded by Bernard Clairvaux in the twelfth century.

Unfortunately, only mysterious ruins remain from that time, but certain twelfth century elements can still be found in the strict Cistercian architecture. The way the outlying buildings are placed around the central monastery is the same as all abbeys.

At the end of the eighteenth century the central building, that had been destroyed during the French revolution, was rebuilt, especially the dormitory area.

Today, the bed and breakfast is situated in those remains.

In the Abbaye du Palais' library you can find several books about the Cistercian Order and l'Abbaye du Palais de Notre Dame.

 

FACILITIES

AT l'ABBAYE DU PALAIS WE PROVIDE ALL POSSIBLE CONVENIENCES

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    bread take away

    fresh bread and puff pastries: you order before 10 P.M. and take away from our kitchen next morning at 8:30 A.M.

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    Private parking

    charger available for your electric car

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    Massage body&soul

    by reservation only, ask Saskia

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    Laundry

    washing machine & dryer at your disposal for free. Bring your own soap

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    Coffee/tea facilities

    in every hotel room

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    Petting zoo

    feeding the animals every Wednesday afternoon

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    Table d'hôtes

    every evening except Wednesdays (by reservation only!)

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    Trampolines

    basketball, soccer goals

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    Table football

    and table tennis in the play area

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    Wedding chapel

    the bijou on the domain

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    Open fire place

    curl up by the fire with a book

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    Information

    prepare your trips and visits

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    Pétanque

    French bowling game under the linden trees

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    Billiards, chess

    In the Abbey's library

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    WiFi

    available in and around all accommodations and even around the pool!

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    Honesty bar

    please help your self!

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    Swimming pool

    heated pool, open from May-October

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    Charging station

    Charge your electric car here on the premises. We have a 22 kW charging station. Plug type 2.

RATES 2020

IN 2020 WE ARE OPEN FROM 18 APRIL - 4 NOVEMBER

The highseason is from Saturday 4 July until Saturday 30 August

 

 

HOTEL ROOMS (B&B, breakfast included)

GIPSY WAGONS (self-catering)

low season = price per night; high season = price per week (Sa - Sa)  

COTTAGES (self-catering)

low season = price per night; high season = price per week (Sa - Sa)  

TABLE D'HÔTES

  Table d'hôtes: 3-course menu € 30 pp; matching wine arrangement € 9 pp;  childrens' menu, 2 courses € 9.50 pp

 
 

 

SPECIAL OFFERS 2020

IN 2020 WE ARE OPEN FROM 18 APRIL - 4 NOVEMBER

The highseason is from Saturday 4 July until Saturday 30 August

AANBIEDINGEN 2020

 

IN 2020 ZIJN WIJ GEOPEND VAN 18 APRIL - 4 NOVEMBER

Het hoogseizoen is van zaterdag 4 juli tot zaterdag 30 augustus (overige data is laagseizoen)

HIERONDER VIND JE EEN OVERZICHT VAN AL ONZE SPECIALE AANBIEDINGEN VOOR 2020

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    Last minute discount

    15% or 25% off 'last minute' reservations of cottages and Tiny Houses on Wheels

     

     includes:

    less than 13 days beforehand

    or:

    enjoy 15% off the weekly price by reserving

    25% when booking less than 6 days in advance.

    This offer depends on availabilities.

     

     optional:

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     conditions:

    This discount cannot be accumulated with other offers or discounts.

  • € 225

    stop-over for families

    Stay with your family (maximum 4 people + 1 baby) in a Tiny House on Wheels.

     

     includes:

    - 2 nights in a Tiny House on Wheels

    - Final cleaning

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    - welcome basket

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    -

     

     optional:

    - complete breakfast € 12,50 pp, children < 12 years € 8.50 pp

    - dinner at our 'table d'hôtes' € 30,00 pp drinks not included, children < 12 years € 9.50 pp

     

     conditions:

    Price per Tiny House on Wheels. Not available in July and August.

  • € 112.50

    3 days for lovers

    Stay in one of our romantic Tiny Houses on Wheels

     

     includes:

    - chilled bottle of Champagne with macarons

    - 2 complete breakfasts

    brought to your accommodation

    - 2 nights in a Tiny House on Wheels

    - Final cleaning

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     optional:

    - Massage body & soul € 40,00

    - dinner at our 'table d'hôtes' € 39,00 pp wine included

     

     conditions:

    Price per person for a Tiny House on Wheels. Not available in July and August.

  • € 1625

    Full week half board

    For 2 parents + 2 children (price for other family compositions on demand)

     

     includes:

    situated in the main building

    with coffee & tea facilities and small fridge

    - 7 complete breakfasts

    - 7 nights in a family suite (B&B)

    - 6 evening meals (parents 3-course incl. wines)

    (no dinner on Wednesday)

    - 6 child menus at the children's table

    (main course + dessert + drink)

     

     optional:

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     conditions:

    Price for 2 adults + 2 children < 12 years. Day of arrival = Saturday. Rate in July and August € 1849.

  • € 325

    4-day golf package

    Come and play golf on the beautiful Limousin greens!

     

     includes:

    - 3 nights in a double bedroom

    - 3 complete breakfasts

    - 2 three-course dinners

    - welcoming aperitif when you arrive

    - 2 wine packages

    - 2x greenfee (18 holes)

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     optional:

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     conditions:

    Price per person for a double or twin room. Not available in July and August. Surcharge single use room € 90.00.

  • € 330

    hiking pack Compostella

    hike along the 'Voie de Roccamadour' for 3 days as part of the Pilgrim route

     

     includes:

    - 4 nights in a double bedroom

    - 3 three course dinners

    - 3 wine packages

    - welcoming aperitif when you arrive

    - 3 picnics for your walks

    - 4 complete breakfasts

    - 3x transfer up and down to hiking route

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     optional:

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    -

     

     conditions:

    Price per person for a double or twin room. Not available in July and August. Surcharge single use room € 120,00

  • € 90

    Special offer for couples

    Comfortable Tiny House on Wheels with private bathroom

     

     includes:

    - complete breakfast

    - final cleaning

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    - 1 night in a Tiny House on Wheels

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    -

    -

    -

     

     optional:

    - Massage body & soul € 40,00

    - dinner at our 'table d'hôtes' € 30,00 pp (excl. drinks)

     

     conditions:

    Special offer for 2 people only. Not avalable in July and August.

  • € 0

    video contest

    try to win a free week in a gipsy caravan and make your best holiday video ever!

     

     includes:

    Take part in our contest

    by filming your holidays here

    and send it to us before the 1st October 2020.

    Are you coming to l'Abbaye du Palais in 2020?

    The winner will of course be the one with the best

    and funniest video and will be rewarded with

    a free week in a Tiny House on Wheels.

     

     optional:

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     conditions:

    * Free holiday includes: 1x week in a Tiny House on Wheels for maximum 4 people, final cleaning included. Book between 24 April and 3 July 2021.

  • € 215

    4-days MTB package

    over 2300 kms single track for MTB in the Creuse!

     

     includes:

    - 3 nights in a doule bedroom

    - 2 three-course meals

    - 2 wine packages

    - welcoming aperitif when you arrive

    - 2x lunch boxes to take away

    - 3 complete breakfasts

    - maps, descriptions and information

    at your disposal

     

     optional:

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     conditions:

    Price per person for a double or twin room. Not available in July and August. Surcharge single use room € 90,00.

  • € 445

    Footsteps of Prince Zizim

    An 8 day hiking holiday in participation with Veï Lou Quéri.

     

     includes:

    at our friends Veï Lou Quéri

    - 3 dinners with Corrie and Ron from Veï Lou Quéri

    - 3 nights, breakfast included at the Abbey

    - 4 nights with breakfast included

    - 2 dinners at l'Abbaye du Palais

    - hiking maps, destinations

    and details at your disposal

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     optional:

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     conditions:

    Price per person for a double or twin room. Surcharge single room EUR 165. Not available in July and August.

  • € 25

    Cook along with the chef

    Cook 'à la bonne franquette' the table d'hôte's dinner for tonight.

     

     includes:

    between 5 pm and 7.30 pm

    - free glass of wine (or 2...)

    - Chef's recipes

    - 1x ​preparing dinner in the Abbey's old kitchen

    - special Abbaye du Palais kitchen apron

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     optional:

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     conditions:

    Prices per person in addition to the dinner prices. Maximum 2 people per evening. Not available on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Make your reservation the day before at the latest.

  • € 799

    7 days cooking holiday

    including outings, wine tasting, cooking classes and delicious meals!

     

     includes:

    - 6 nights in a double bedroom

    - 6 complete breakfasts

    - 5 dinners, wines included (no dinner on Wed.)

    - welcoming aperitif the day of arrival

    - 4 lunches, wines included (not on Wednesday)

    - wine tasting with details and information

    - visits to farmers and master craftsmen

    - 4 day cooking workshop

     

     optional:

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     conditions:

    Price per person in a double room. Minimum 4 people, maximum 8. Surcharge single use room € 180.00. Dates 2020: 18-24 April (NO AVAILABILITY) and 11-17 October.

  • € 215

    4-days hiking package

    discover the beautiful countryside of the Creuse!

     

     includes:

    - 2 three-course meals

    - 2 wine packages

    - welcoming aperitif when you arrive

    - 2x lunch boxes to take away

    - 3 complete breakfasts

    - maps, descriptions and information

    at your disposal

     

     optional:

    -

    -

     

     conditions:

    Price per person for a double or twin room. Not available in July and August. Surcharge single use room € 90,00.

  • € 199

    4-day gourmet package

    Indulge yourself and settle down at l'Abbaye du Palais.

     

     includes:

    - bottle of Champagne in the room at arrival

    - 2 three-course meals

    - 2 wine packages

    - 3 nights in a doule bedroom

    - 3 complete breakfasts

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    -

    -

     

     optional:

    - Massage body & soul € 40,00

    -

     

     conditions:

    Price per person for a double room. Not available in July and August. Surcharge single use room € 90,00.

 

CALL US, MAIL US, VISIT US

 

You can contact us via telephone (we speak English) by calling +33555640264. You can also email us at info@abbayedupalais.com, or fill in the form below and press send.

You can also visit us directly at this address:

Abbaye du Palais, Lieu-dit le Palais, 23250 THAURON, FRANCE.

Contact us:

From Bourganeuf take the RD 941 towards Guéret/Clermont-Ferrand. Leave Bourganeuf, pass the picnic area and turn left onto the RD 940A in the direction of Bosmoreau-les-Mines.

l’Abbaye du Palais is situated on this road after 4 km on your right hand side, just before a bison breeding (blue gate).

At the entrance please follow the driveway all the way to the entrance of the main building at the courtyard (and yes, all cars can pass the gate). You can drop your luggage here before parking the car at the parking lot.

ROUTE/GPS

Our physical address is:

 

lieu-dit le Palais, 23250 Thauron (on the RD 940A).

 

Google maps: 

https://goo.gl/maps/XNyY2UBKx312

 

Google pluscode:  XQV9+7M THAURON

 

Coordinates: lattitude east °46’07.35’’ and longitude north 45°59’33.10’’.

Attention: there is no streetname and no number!

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