Photos courtesy of Château de Mercuès
30 rooms, including 6 suites
Double rooms: 153–275 euros
Suites: from 221 euros
Rates do not include breakfast.
Packages and half board available.
Open: Around Easter until mid-November
Restaurant is closed on
The castle is 8 km west of Cahors on D-911. The nearest rail station is in Cahors.
On site: swimming pool; tennis;
Nearby: fishing; horseback riding; golf
Perched on a rocky outcropping, the Château de Mercuès presides over the Lot Valley. Views are spectacular, the grounds are lovely, and everything is first class in this beautiful castle hotel.
Even the bishops didn’t live in accommodations as posh as today’s regally furnished guest rooms, filled with fine antiques and carpets. The guest room in the tower, Le Tour, is the prime pick, with its surrounding windows that overlook the countryside. A glass ceiling slides back exposing the beams of the tower.
The castle’s restaurant is elegant and highly regarded. Cuisine is high gourmet, complemented perfectly by the castle’s own wine. Breakfast is served on an outside terrace with wonderful views of the countryside.
The castle produces its own wine.