The Cuvier of Saint-Martin

Holiday rental in the Lot from 2 to 10 people :

The Dordogne  Valley  de la Dordogne certified Art and History country, 5 of the most beautiful villages in France, 6 castles , 5 underground cavities,  1 Unesco's Geoparc , 3 sensitive natural areas  and 1 Nature Reserve.

The Dordogne valley
The Dordogne valley

Here you are looking for the ideal place for your holidays. Bravo,you have already chosen the best destination ! The Dordogne valley has an infinite amount of heritage treasures and an unspoiled environment, so that it will impossible for you to see all in such a short time.

The city of Rocamdour close to The Cuvier of Saint Martin

One night starts from 10,5 €/pers at less than 30 km (18 miles) of Rocamadour.


The task now is to find the accomodation that will fit  to your family or friends. There are loads of propositions but you cannot afford to be wrong about the location you'll probably want to leave your car in order to break from your daily routines. You'll want also place to feel comfortable to relax and at the same time a place to share some very good times with loved ones. All of this, of course  without spending a fortune so as to save money for extras like a good meal with foie-gras, an open-air show or a plan to canoe on the river Dordogne.


The view over the Dordogne valley from the Cuvier of Saint Martin
Vue depuis le Cuvier de St Martin

A privileged place, a stone's throw from the river Dordogne, an ideal location for a car free stay.


The Cuvier de St Martin is located in the heart of the Dordogne valley for holidays with family or friends in a peaceful hamlet above a wonderful landscape.

We welcome you in our traditional house which dates from 1840, 120 m2 just for you and lot of places outside to make you feel confortable and to enjoy the quietness and the charm of our countryside for short or long stays. For a car free stay have a look here.



Best accomadation in Prudhomat and  5/5 on Tripadvisor, We're here to help you with all your holiday needs.


The good feedback from our customers will reassure you, I promise to make you my famous cookies  !

We are going to live under  the same roof so let's share ! we will give you our recommendations, the good places to eat, top deals for your activities, de best routes, what to see or do depending on the composition of the group, according to the weather or your expectations.

For me, Mélissa, it's a easy as I work already more than 20 years as a free-lance guide. I know the tourist spots and I know how to make the most of them without the crowds or lost too much time to park your car...

For all that the organisation of our house will alow you to be completely independent so your intimacy will be preserved.


The castle of castelnau close to the Cuvier of Saint Martin

The castle of  Castelnau-Bretenoux one of the most preserved fortified castle in Europe open all year round like the Cuvier de St Martin !


Here you are in Prudhomat,  typical  village with a rich historical heritage (5 churches and a medieval castle)when leaving the village, to take the direction of St Martin des Bois, you will realize the huge size of the castle of Castelnau. This remarkable medieval stronghold will become for sure the place for your little stroles or a diner place at the bottom of the ramparts to enjoy wonderful sunsets above the river Dordogne.





The courtyard of the Cuvier of Saint Martin

St Martin des Bois,a peaceful hamlet of less than sixty inhabitants at less than 5 mn from
all the businesses.



From St Martin des Bois, you will get into our backyard and June our affectionate dog will be your  first contact just before we'll arrive. We will invite you to leave your car under our hangar. Once everyone will get off the car and pat the dog a last time, you'll enter into your holiday house by the traditional staircase named here "bolet".


The decoration is in a refined simple style which a mix of modern comfort and natural materials in line with this house transmitted through 5 generations.  With the kitchenette everything you need to prepare your meals is provided.

3 bedrooms, 3 ambiances for the 3 landscapes of the Dordogne valley.



The first bedroom is easily accessible from the entrance, it's the cooler of the house but extremely luminous with its two large windows. It will be the perfect parental room with its contiguous shower and separated toilet. 


Upstairs, from the landing equipped with a toilet, two bedrooms are at your disposal. The Causse room with its 2 windows can be configured as a family suite with a 180 cm bed and two single beds or in a small dormitory with four single beds. It has its shower room in the soft colors of the Causse, a table, 4 chairs and a series of cupboards with wardrobe.

The Ségala room in dark wood tones and the slate shower room immerse you in the atmosphere of the foothills of the Massif Central. It can be also configured as a  family suite with a 180 cm bed and two single beds or in a small dormitory with four single beds for children. 4 chairs and a walnut table complete the furniture as well as a wardrobe.



An exceptional panorama in a quiet environment


The location of our house on a plot of more than 2 hectares, at the end of the plateau above the Dordogne valley and facing the Causse, will ensure you a relaxing stay.

The outdoor spaces: the courtyard, the garden, the games room and the summer kitchen will allow you to have a good time in front of the beautiful Lot countryside. The proximity of the indoor playroom and the summer kitchen will allow you to cook while young and old have fun right next to you.

Some last pictures...


Mélissa Ayroles Laverdet

Saint Martin des Bois                     46130 Prudhomat                     


                     06 31 04 64 68