Hidden in the picturesque French countryside, Château de Mercuès is one of those places that one imagines, that one dreams, that one invents. It was for 7 centuries the summer residence of the counts- bishops of Cahors, and today it is a Relais & Châteaux hotel, a gourmet restaurant one star in the Michelin Guide and a vineyard producing great wines.
This beautiful medieval castle perched on a rocky outcrop overlooks the picturesque Lot valley and Cahors vineyards, giving exceptional views from every vantage point.
The Chateau de Mercuès offers 24 rooms and 6 suites, each of which is decorated according to a period of history. The Louis XVI style room, the Louis XIV style room, the Art Deco room, are also worthy of note.
The vineyard of 35 hectares extends over the municipalities of Caillac and Mercuès in a clay-limestone soil favorable to the production of wine.
Of a traditional vineyard for the appellation Cahors, it is made up for the most part of Malbec (or Côt) and to a lesser extent of Merlot and Tannat . In addition, the castle has some plots of Chenin for the production of a mellow white wine. One of the peculiarities of the vines is the high planting density of the vines, ie 6666 feet per hectare 3, which makes it possible to obtain concentrated wines that can age for many years.
A star in the Michelin Guide, the restaurant takes place in the old dining-room of the Counts-Bishop of Cahors.
With a capacity of up to 100 people, the menus highlight the gastronomy of the Lot: truffles, saffron and Malbec.
An outdoor swimming pool is set in the heart of the park planted with tercentenary cedars. One tennis court is available on site, and free wireless Internet is available in the hotel.