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xxoo Karen & Bo
We stayed at the chateau for three beautiful summer days in early July, enjoying the area and the peaceful atmosphere of the castle. We stayed in Margrethe, and our children stayed in the adjoining room, Catherine. It was a perfect mix of adventure and relaxation, with the days spent canoeing and swimming the Dordogne River, cooling off in caves, and discovering medieval cities, and the evenings spent chatting on the terrace under the stars and cozying up in our beautifully decorated rooms. The views the ground has to offer are breathtaking. You won’t be disappointed with the chateau, its hosts, or the surrounding areas. You feel like you’re in a fairy tale. We will certainly be returning.
We stayed a full week at Karen and Bo’s castle. The building does indeed have everything a ‘castle’ should have. History, towers, old furniture, lots of land and friendly owners to welcome you there. We chose the Margrethe Suite, a spacious and bright room with sunlight in the morning. The couple have not had the castle for long, and they are reshaping it, in and out. But they are dedicated to keeping the place charming and authentic. The land around the building is mostly open and bright, with old trees and buildings, some of which we understand will be offered to larger groups/weddings later on. Work in progress. :)) In every direction you will have interesting places to visit, if you like authentic old buildings, small villages and long beautiful walks in the terrain. Within a 1 hour drive, you have enough such places to visit to fill a summer vacation. This is not a place that seemed to overflow with tourists. We held an early April vacation, and everything was very quiet, but many activities were just about to open up. Restaurants are good, but few in the area, and not always open in April. There is actually a place nearby where you can get a pizza 24/7. The château coffee is made fresh from the coffee mill, many choices and everything I tried was excellent!
1) The Castle you stay in. The place has a great history, and your hosts are proud and happy to tell you about it.
2) Nearby city Gluges. Historic church. Dordogne River, pure and fresh water. We went swimming, but a bit chilly in April.
3) Canoeing was not open yet. Will be top of our list, next time. Gluges has a rental near the camping there.
4) 5 minute walk, or so, to get to a path overlooking the whole area to the east, towards Floirac. Bo/Karen will guide you there, but it is easy to find.
5) Old cities. History! Nearby Martel. A bit further, but unavoidable if you visit this area, Rocamadour.
6) Steep path up towards Le Roc, walk south along the cliff, amazing view, and from Blanzaguet go down and back north along the Dordogne river. Caves! Bats! Wildlife! And near the parking, a good place to swim.
7) Near Luzech, visit Chateau de Cayx, the summer residence of the danish queen. Wine sale. Not cheap, but close to 60% price compared with the prices at the wine dealers. Sometimes possible to get a guided tour in the garden.
8) Gouffre de Padirac. By far the best cave visit so far, and great stories. Multi language unguided tours. Sail a boat on the slow flowing underground river, over 100 meters below the surface.
9) Cascade d’Autoire waterfalls. Full afternoon hike from Autoire to the waterfall, and up to the Chateau des Anglais. (A ruin, but the location…!)
10) Early evening on the Queens Escape sunny terrace with a bottle of cool white wine, or perhaps the fine red Malbec this area is known for. Share your day with Bo/Karen, and maybe they have inspiration for your next day in this amazing area.
Bo and Karen. You have been such nice hosts for us. Thanks for having us. We will certainly be back for more.
We are a family of three that spent one night at this wonderful place. It has it all, adventure, quietness, nice surroundings and a very caring host. We enjoyed the stay very much and would like to come back again another time. Thank Karen and Bo for a great stay.
I absolutely loved my first visit. The countryside is stunning and castle is beautiful. It’s so quiet and a lovely break from the hustle and bustle of city life. There are towns within driving distance, if you so desire, or you can walk around and enjoy the views nature has gifted this property. If you’re looking for a quiet getaway with the one you love, look no further.
A deux pas de la cité médiévale de Martel et de la Dordogne, ce château du XIXème présente une situation géographique exceptionnelle pour les amoureux de la région. Magnifique projet que celui de Karen et Bo qui tiennent et animent ce château. Nous avons particulièrement apprécié l’ambiance de ce château que les nouveaux propriétaires tentent de faire revivre. Bravo.
A stone’s throw from the medieval town of Martel and the Dordogne, this 19th century castle offers an exceptional geographical location for lovers of the region. A magnificent project of Karen and Bo — who own and run this castle. We particularly appreciated the atmosphere of this castle that the new owners are trying to revive. Bravo.
We had a wonderful stay at the chateau, and we enjoyed every moment. We spent New Years eve and a full week of romantic getaway in these beautiful surroundings. The room (Eleanor) is beautifully decorated, has a comfortable bed and a wonderful view. Breakfast was delicious. The hosts were very warm and helpful with recommendations – there is so much to see in this area. We highly recommend the Chateau de La Tuilerie and we will for sure return.
Karen et Bo nous ont accueillis très chaleureusement et le château, ses chambres et sa vue sont splendides. Profitez de ce lieu et de ses hôtes au plus vite !
Karen and Bo welcomed us very warmly. The castle, its rooms, and its view are splendid. Take advantage of this place and its hosts as soon as possible!
Château de la Tuilerie, once again, has proven to be the perfect base for us to explore southern France. Discover hidden secrets in the cliff formations as you stroll through the beautiful medieval town of Gluges or visit the many nearby attractions. We certainly prefer the comfort and quiet at the château before retiring and indulging in sleep under the canopy of our royal bed in our preferred guest room, the Danish Queen Margrethe II room. We wake well-rested and fit for the next day’s adventures in the beautiful LOT region of France. Sitting home reviewing hundreds of photos taken by us from our visits to Château de la Tuilerie and the region, we are determined to continue our escapes to this wonderful castle, where the hosts and the castle made us feel almost royal and absolutely worshipped.
I had the pleasure of staying at Chateau De La Tuilerie also called “Queen`s Escape”, one night in December. It was a great experience, the room was clean and nice with your own bathroom. The decoration and atmosphere in Chateau are almost like coming home, this together with the host, Karen from The US and Bo from Denmark you immediately feel like you are a part of the family.
Breakfast is nice and simple without missing anything, coffee is very delicious with freshly grinded coffee beans and fresh brewed for each cup. I’m looking forward to going back in spring and summer to visit again and explore the great nature and attractions in the area. I was arriving from Bordeaux an easy 2,5-hour drive, Toulouse is even closer.
A big thanks to the host,
Thomas Drange Denmark
An absolutely fantastic castle that appears majestically. Definitly worth a visit. Staying at Château de la tuilerie is completely adventurous like a fairy tale, and the host couple Karen & Bo make you feel like a part of the family. An unforgettable experience. The scenery is simply stunning.