Accommdations, activities, and dining
Holiday Rental Plus Dining
Stay in a 2-bedroom apartment inside the Bastide of Domme plus 2 dinners for 4 at our restaurant at Quatre Routes, Cenac-et-St-Julien.
Available starting April, 2019.
Add a Guided Visit to the Cave Village During Your Stay in Our Luxury Vacation Rentals
Join us for a guided tour of the ancient Cave Village of Saint Front, home to two decorated caves that are Historic Monuments of France. For an additional 75 euro per person, you will have a guided expereince of the cave village, which traces 30,000 years of human habitation.
Only available to guests of our luxury apartments.
Forest Bathing in the Saint Front Woods
The Spa offers massage therapy, soaks, body wraps, and facials from a tranquil location overlooking the Dordogne.
Perigordian Forest Bathing sessions are also available, including in the property's own protected woodland.
"Forest therapy studies have been led by Japan, whose government funded $4 million in research from 2004-2013. Today, the research database PubMed returns 100+ studies on the health impact of forest bathing, including studies indicating that it significantly lowers blood pressure (-1.4 percent), heart rate (-5.8 percent), cortisol levels (-12.4 percent) and sympathetic nerve activity (-7 percent) compared with city walks, while also alleviating stress and depression. The most provocative of these studies conclude that exposure to phytoncides, the airborne, aromatic chemicals/oils emitted by many trees, have a long-lasting impact on people’s immune system markers, boosting natural killer (NK) cells and anticancer proteins by 40 percent." 2015 Trends Report: Forest Bathing, SpaFinder 2015
"“I’d never say, ‘You don’t need those blood pressure meds, you need a walk in the woods every day.’ That’s ridiculous,” says Dr. Suzanne Bartlett Hackenmiller, an ob-gyn who oversees integrative medicine at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. “But on the other hand, a whole approach that encompasses nutrition, exercise, stress relief, looking at the mind-body connection and incorporating nature is, I think, realistic. The beautiful thing about forest bathing is it kills a few different birds with one stone. We’re getting all the benefits of phytoncides and cancer-fighting properties, and the benefits of mood and increased cognition, and then also the practice of mindfulness.”" Elaine Glusac, The Woodland Cure: Why a good walk may just be the answer to all that ails you, American Way 2016