La Gentilhommière-Etincelles

Ste Sabine Born, Dordogne
Bed & Breakfast
+33 (0)5 53 74 08 79

Relaxed B&B in a sleepy country village, with big rooms, a Michelin-starred restaurant and a swimming pool at the bottom of the garden


3 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

This stone manor house is on a picturesque square in a village deep in the countryside, but well-placed for exploring the Dordogne and Périgord.

Vincent has an infectious sense of humour and that happy knack of making you feel at home. Find big, comfy rooms with armchairs and a guest salon/library; wander past the veg patch to find the swimming pool at the end of the garden.

He’s passionate about his B&B and good food. His restaurant, Etincelles, is open for dinner most evenings and for lunch on weekends and in the high season. It has a friendly, informal feel and there’s just one menu – the five courses are an adventurous surprise, based on what’s best on the day.

Ask about markets, food producers, vineyards – Vincent has lots of tips – visit bastide towns, châteaux and ancient cave paintings.

La Gentilhommière-Etincelles - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • The food
  • Vincent’s passion and humour
  • Having drinks and dinner out on the gorgeous garden terrace
La Gentilhommière-Etincelles - Gallery

You should know

  • Rooms are above the restaurant
  • You need a car to get about


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Please make your restaurant reservation at the time of your room booking.
Christmas, Easter, Bank Holidays.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Restaurant Etincelles: dinner, €59.


Nightly price
from €115
Tourist Tax: €0.75 per person per day. Enjoy two glasses of Mauzac de Plageoles and organic macaroons for €34 on arrival.
3 Doubles
From €115



I really enjoyed joking around with vivacious Vincent. Sadly I did not get to taste his cuisine but it sounds fascinating and very inventive and if its anything like it's creator it will be entirely memorable! I totally intend to return soon!

Nicky, Sawday's inspector

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The neighbourhood

The village has a well-preserved 15th-century ‘stacking house’ called La Maison à Empilage de Ste Sabine - about two km from the B&B. Jump in the car for the Saturday morning market at Villéréal, taste wine at Le Clos du Breil in St Léon d'Issigeac or stroll through the 13th-century Bastide de Beaumont du Périgord, with its central square and English Gothic church – all three are about eight km away. The charming old bastide town of Monpazier, with its shops, restaurants and art galleries, is 15 km; the imposing Château de Biron is 20 km and ancient cave paintings at Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil are about an hour away.

Local points of interest from Vincent Lucas

  • Take a stroll to the famous historical curiosities of the ‘stacked houses’ in St Sabine dating back to the 16th century or explore the fortified medieval town of Beaumont du Perigord, and its church, just 8km away.
  • Taste the local produce from artisans at Villeréal market on Saturday mornings in the 14th century covered market square or enjoy the annual summer Fête des Bois de Larocal to celebrate and commemorate the Resistance.
  • 5km away is ‘Invitation au Delice’, Nojals et Clottes’ organic producer of honey and patisseries or visit St Léon d'Issigeac’s winery ‘Le clos du Breil’ for Bergerac wines, just 8km down the road.
  • Take a day trip to the fortified town of Monpazier or explore the impressive and architecturally magnificent Château de Biron which dates back to the 12th century.
  • Explore the fascinating Moulin de la Rouzique and make your own sheet of paper at the historic mill, now a museum and educational centre.
  • Explore the beautiful medieval town of Sarlat and the Route des Châteaux, the famous Cadouin Abbey or the village of St. Avit Sénieur.


Vincent Lucas

Vincent, his wife and their teenage children live on site. After a busy career of working all over the world, they purchased the auberge – which had been used as a solicitor’s office – and turned it into the friendly establishment it is today, earning a Michelin star along the way.