Photos courtesy of Château de la Vigne
Double rooms: 120—140 euros
Suite (for four people): 230 euros
Open: Easter through October
Ally is approximately 48 km north of Aurillac. From route D-922, follow the signs to Ally.
On site: tennis
Nearby: fishing; Renaissance town of Salers; Romanesque churches in Mauriac and Brageac; Le Puy Mary
Bruno and Anne du Fayet de la Tour have created a delightful bed and breakfast inn, located in the tranquil Limousin countryside.
As soon as you arrive, you’ll be personally welcomed and shown to one of four guest rooms.
Choose the intriguing “Troubadours” room, and you’ll find a grand Louis XIII, four-poster bed, stained-glass windows, and a coffered ceiling. The “Louis XV” room features a working fireplace and a silk-draped bed. The “Rose ” room has the best view.
Medieval touches abound throughout the castle—from the grand stone staircase to the wall murals dating from the 15th and 16th centuries.
An excellent dinner of regional specialties is served in the grand dining room.
Proprietor Bruno du Fayet de la Tour is a descendant of the ancient Scollieres family.
Cooking classes and French immersion classes