he Dordogne, Limousin and the Lot are the heart and soul of la belle France, dense oak forests, winding rivers and famously rich cooking. It’s the stuff of which French dreams are made: turreted châteaux, medieval villages and markets overflow with pâté, truffles, walnuts, cheeses and fine wines.'
*) Lonely Planet
After travelling and living in various parts of the world, we (Joost and Sze) spent over a year to overhaul a 185 years Bourgeoise house into La Min-sú de Terrasson (石木民宿) with our own hands.
'Experience our twist on the min-sú / guesthouse, combining European charm with personal cosmopolitan experience. A kind of oriental subtleness; being comfortable but not conspicuous; sophisticated but not trop chic'.
We found an old house in a small French town that could provide space, it just needed a little work...
We think a week is the minimum to quiet down and visit this extensive area (a stay of 2 weeks would be ideal). We do not rent by the hour, not even by the day, our min-sú is a destination to kick-back, slow-down, return to the self, not a space to just pass-through. You stay with the owners, just two persons who live in and run the place, this means an approachable, intimate place to share experiences.
At the La Min-sú de Terrasson - guesthouse, we assist travellers to organise itineraries, offering multi-language guidance to non-driving guests to savour the best of our castle-strewn riverlands and mesmerising prehistoric cave paintings.
We offer an accessible, tasteful, safe and convenient way to capture these cultural and historical heritages.
Over the years we have also transformed the grange, building standing detached at the back of the house, into La Min-sú de Terrasson - Le Gîte. Creating an open space duplex, preserving the en pierre walls and wooden charpente, but with a clean modern twist. To serve more independent clients by providing a self-contained space, with its own entrance and garden.
Terrasson-Lavilledieu is an ideal, off the tourist trail, base from which to explore the highlights of this beautiful area.
A small town, with an attractive old center, and all basic amenities: restaurants, local shops, artisans workshops, supermarkets, clinics, banks and a local train station within 5 minutes walking distance.
Our location, at 15 minutes from the urban center of Brive, provides access to a domestic airport, intercity-train station, long-distance-coach stop and car rental.
Please check available transport options below, flight from/through Paris, coaches from Barcalona or Lyon, and international flights to and from Bordeaux or Toulouse.