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Château de Mercuès

At a Glance

    Pros

  • unbeatable view
  • great pool

    Cons

  • odd mix of furnishings
  • lunch served on Saturday and Sunday only

Château de Mercuès Review

Set on a rocky spur just outside town, the former home of the count-bishops of Cahors has older rooms in baronial splendor (ask for one of these), as well as unappealing modern ones (which tend to attract midges); others have a mix of French Moderne and medieval-esque furniture that can be jarring, but the ambitious restaurant and great views make up for a lot of sins. One of the best guest rooms is "Tour," with a clever ceiling that slides back to expose the turret. Duck, seafood, and truffles reign in the dining room ($$$$, closed Monday), where Michelin-starred chef Philippe Combet serves a gourmet cuisine equal to the wines from the estate's highly touted wine cellar.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 8 km (5 miles) northwest of Cahors on road to Villeneuve-sur-Lot, Mercuès, 46090 | Map It
  • Phone: /05–65–20–00–01
  • Website:
  • Location: Cahors

    Hotel Details

  • 24 rooms, 6 suites
  • Rate includes no meals.
  • Closed Nov.–Mar.
Updated: 04-09-2014

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