Luxury hotel holiday Chateau de Mercues near Cahors

In a dramatic location overlooking the River Lot, the 4-star Chateau de Mercues, member of Relais & Chateaux, is housed in a 13th century castle with 30 rooms and suites. It offers an authentic insight into the region with its historic building and proximity to the town of Cahors, making it a convenient base for exploring the area's mediaeval history, its vineyards, and the countryside of Tarn and Lot. The hotel has a Michelin-starred restaurant and activities including bicycles, tennis, pool and wine-tasting.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Eurotunnel or ferry crossing if self-drive
  • Flights and hire of a group A car if fly-drive
  • Rail and hire of a group A car if rail-drive
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Optional room, car and flight upgrades. Details on request

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Chateau de Mercues, Cahors

The Château de Mercuès is an exclusive 4-star hotel in a beautiful natural location. The Michelin-star restaurant, working vineyard and super spa facilities afford guests a truly luxurious and secluded experience.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 4

Location Surrounded by woods with a river view, the property is 25 minutes' walk from the centre of Mercuès

Annual opening Open from 22 March to 1 November

Closest airport Toulouse

Distance from airport About 90 minutes

Hotel facilities and services

Swimming pool (Operational from May until September),  Parking, Garden, Lift, Wine Cellar, Wine shop, Gastronomic restaurant (closed Mondays and lunchtimes on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays), Tennis Court, Bicycles, Helipad. Advice in organising excursions to bee-keeping houses, strawberry workshops, the Caves of Pech Merle, hot air ballooning, and on a steam train from Martel, can be gathered at the hotel.

Land sports

2 Tennis courts, Cycle hire.

Out and about nearby

Local interest: Cahors and the Lot Valley with its quaint mediaeval towns, Vineyards, Dordogne to the north, Cahors festival in July and August, Markets in Mercuès Thursday mornings and in Cahors on Saturday and Wednesday mornings.

Sports nearby

Walking, Riding, Golf and Fishing.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Double or twin room for 7 nights

From about

£2,140

Holiday Code FE703

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Chateau de Mercues, Cahors

The Château de Mercuès enjoys a splendid location surrounded by woods, fields and vineyards above the valley of the River Lot a few miles to the west of the town of Cahors. The Château de Mercuès is a typically impressive mediaeval French castle and once belonged to the bishop counts of Cahors. Today a four star hotel with 24 rooms and 6 suites and a Relais and Châteaux member, the Château de Mercuès offers comfortable accommodation and good leisure facilities in an historic, traditional atmosphere. The hotel has spacious grounds with a terrace, two tennis courts and swimming pool. There is also an interesting inner courtyard. A striking and unusual feature of the Château de Mercuès are the wine cellars where barrels of the wine produced by the château are stored. The bedrooms are decorated individually and all have private bathroom, telephone, television, mini bar and safe.

Room descriptions

Chateau de Mercues has 24 rooms and 6 suites

Double or twin room
Double apartment

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Double or twin room for 7 nights

From about

£2,140

Holiday Code FE703

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Chateau de Mercues, Cahors

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to Chateau de Mercues, our clients fly to Toulouse or Bordeaux and then usually have the use of a hire-car for the duration of the holiday, or they arrive in their own car on a self-drive holiday, often as part of a multi-centre touring holiday (we would include a Eurotunnel crossing or a ferry crossing, depending on the itinerary), or they arrive by train, having taken the Eurostar London to Paris or Lille, and then the TGV to Bordeaux, Toulouse or Brive. From the railway station, if you are visiting more than one hotel or want to explore the region, we recommend having a hire-car. We will arrange this for you.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Double or twin room for 7 nights

From about

£2,140

Holiday Code FE703

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Chateau de Mercues, Cahors

About Tarn and Lot

An Expressions tailor-made holiday to Tarn and Lot is a chance to explore an area of southern France, including Albi, the birthplace of Toulouse Lautrec which is a cathedral city on the banks of the River Tarn with a strong artistic and architectural tradition. The countryside in Tarn and Lot is green and rolling, with vineyards, river valleys and hill top villages and fortresses, such as Cordes. The town of Cahors is at the heart of the beautifully dramatic Lot valley surrounded by rolling wooded hills and vineyards. The valley itself is dotted with mediaeval towns. The area is noted for its wine and the vineyards of course can be visited. An excellent idea is to combine a holiday in Tarn and Lot with a stay in Auvergne to the north-east, enjoying a gastronomic tour around the two regions. Alternatively, the region can be included in a self-drive touring holiday through the southwest of France, or around the Dordogne, Basque Country and Massif Central. The area can also be reached by train, allowing you to enjoy a rail holiday following in the footsteps of Toulouse Lautrec.

Highlights of Tarn and Lot

Cultural highlights include music festival in Toulouse, Limoux wine, the ruined fortresses of the Cathars, the craggy valley of Aveyron, the mediaeval fortified village of Cordes, Gaillac wine, the Charcuterie of Lacaune, and the Goya museum at Castres.

Tarn and Lot Climate

Average air temperatures in Centigrade: Jan 12.4, Feb 11.5, Mar 12.5, Apr 17.6, May 20.1, Jun 26.5, Jul 28.4, Aug 28.1, Sep 26.1, Oct 21.1, Nov 15.8, Dec 13.5. Source: Direction de la Meteorologique de France.

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