Les Suites Sarladaises
THE ANCIENT HÔTEL DE LEYDIS
Each of the three floors and rental accommodations in the old mansion enchant you with a different spell :
– on the first floor, there is the rustic 17th century charm in Le Griffon Suite (the old kitchen, now a studio apartment), with its old cooking fireplace and stone sink, yet across the stair landing in the huge apartment called La Licorne Suite, there is upscale Louis XV elegance, with a marble mantel in the living room, a carved wooden one in the bedroom, and a bathroom that would make Madame du Barry jealous.
– On the second floor, Le Phenix Suite, a spacious studio, features a Directoire fireplace surrounded by early 19th century woodwork, while the magnificent apartment across the hall, La Salamandre Suite, has the feel of the Grand Siècle: two monumental Louis XIV wooden chimneybreasts dominate the salon and the bedroom, and each of the rooms is adorned with hand-painted décor and soaring French windows. Here too, one finds the wrought iron balcony, offering romantic al fresco dining possibilities overlooking the town.
– The third floor has a different feel – that of an artist’s atelier, with its dormer view of the tiled rooftops and chimney pots of old Sarlat. Here one finds a cozy and intimate atmosphere in Le Caladrius Suite, perfect for a late night read in the brass & iron canopied bed, or a cup of tea produced in its little kitchenette. Could Van Gogh have asked for more?