Fodor's Expert Review Le Moulin de l'Abbaye

1 rte. des Bourdeilles, Brantôme, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, 24310, France

In a storybook setting in the heart of Brantôme, this ivy-covered, turquoise-shuttered stone building looks directly over the placid waters of the Dronne, making this the ideal place to sample the watery charms of this little town (and taste its delights, thanks to the Michelin-starred restaurant here). The guest rooms are decorated in a contemporary style, and the more expensive Caractère rooms come with private terraces overlooking the river and Jacuzzis. The one-Michelin-starred restaurant has eight magnificent arched windows with river views—a memorable setting for dishes such as wild turbot in a local walnut wine Sabayon sauce of girolles mushrooms and dried apricots. There's also a handsome bar for a glass of wine and a snack if you don't want to commit to a rather expensive meal or prefer to dine outside the hotel.


  • proximity to several good restaurants in the area
  • beautiful setting
  • excellent on-site restaurant and bar


  • expensive
  • indifferent management and service can be lacking
  • old-fashioned charm lost in the renovations




Phones: 05–53–05–80–22


20 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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