A special, unique soul...

The passion of a lifetime

My profession and my art is living... by Alain Gardillou.

The relationship with my job is very emotional, my mother being herself a double Michelin-starred chef!From the age of four, I was immersed in this atmosphere, I followed my mother and I always liked cooking, which has guided me throughout my career.

At the age of sixteen, I began my apprenticeship at the hotel school in Boulazac, near Périgueux. Curious about all the facets of my profession, I multiplied my internships with great chefs such as Joël Robuchon. I also learn from pastry chefs, bakers, butchers, chocolate makers, butchers and ice-cream makers.

The cook does a bit of everything, perhaps in a more superficial way. Seeing how these professionals worked brought me a lot. At the age of 26, armed with this experience, with the desire to do more and better, I took over the Moulin du Roc to make it what it is, namely a 5-star hotel with a gourmet restaurant that has been renowned in the region for more than 50 years.

A great team

Getting together is a start, staying together is progress, working together is success. This is the real recipe for success at the Moulin du Roc. This team has been working tirelessly for years to make this place an ever more exceptional place. This team that is constantly looking for ways to improve every gesture, every moment, every detail.

A family business

The mill was bought in the 20th century by Mr Gardillou father, who then transformed it into a restaurant. Then followed the hotel, which expanded in the 1990s with the addition of 9 new sumptuous rooms.

First of all, a mill...

Built in the 17th century, the primary function of our buildings was to work the nuts to extract the oil. The remains of this primary activity still decorate many rooms of the establishment.

Reinvented gastronomy

After receiving 1 star from the Michelin Guide for 40 years, recognizing the gastronomic quality of our cuisine, Chef Alain Gardillou has reinvented his way of pleasing you... The restaurant du Moulin has become a contemporary restaurant, Ròda (the wheel in Occitan). Its concept? Good, Beautiful, Simple.

A Unique experience

Coming to the Moulin du Roc is like entering another world. Welcome to a haven of peace in a natural setting, lulled by the flow of the river...