Photos courtesy of Château de la Treyne
14 rooms, including 2 suites
Double rooms: 300-480 euros
Suites: 600–1200 euros
Rates include service
Open: Easter to mid-November
The château is situated along the Dordogne River off D-43, 10 km northwest of Rocamadour. The nearest rail station is in Souillac.
On site: swimming pool; tennis
Nearby: horseback riding; fishing; canoeing; golf; excursions to Rocamadour; hiking; hot air ballooning
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The fun just begins when you drive through 300 acres of parkland and enter the formal French garden that borders the château. When the staff comes out to greet you, the welcome is so warm and genuine that you’ll feel like you were born here.
Inside, white stone walls accentuate dark wood paneling, antiques, and lush tapestries. A stone staircase leads to the charming guest rooms, which bear individual names such as the Soleil Levant (in the castle’s former chapel) or Louis XIII. Nights are spent in a carved canopy bed; in the morning, just roll over to gaze at the gardens below. Or splurge on the Prison Doreé, an apartment secluded in the stone walls atop the castle tower.
On chilly nights a blazing fire warms the Louis XIII dining room, with its rich, wood-coffered ceiling and fine artwork on the walls. China, crystal, and silver grace the tables. Summer nights are perfect for dining on the terrace.
Splendid setting above the Dordogne River