Photos courtesy of Château de la Caze
19, including 6 suites in an annex and 1 apartment
Double rooms: 134–193 euros
Suites: 256–304 euros
Rates do not include breakfast
Open: mid-April to beginning of November; closed on Wednesdays and Thursdays in October
The Tarn region is northwest of Montpellier. The château is 5 km. northeast of La Malène on D-907.
Onsite: swimming pool
Nearby: fishing; canoeing; hiking; rock climbing
One of France’s first castle hotels, the Château de la Caze opened its doors in the early 1900s.
Beginning its life as a honeymoon castle over 500 years ago, romance still fills the halls and bedchambers.
Tapestries, paintings, antiques, and Oriental carpets grace rough stone walls, vaulted ceilings, stone stairways, and wood, tile, and stone floors.
Each guest room bears the name of a former inhabitant of the château. Most have canopied beds and beamed ceilings and look out onto the river and canyon. The “Soubeyrane” room is especially wonderful, with the length of one wall made up of a series of windows overlooking the Tarn.
The Ferme contains six beautifully decorated suites in what was once the barn.
The best part of Château de la Caze is that it’s family run. Sandrine Lecroq sees to the genuine hospitality you’ll experience here, while her husband, Jean-Paul, is lord of the kitchen.
Summer music festivals
Concerts in castle chapel with candlelight dinners