oh, the places you'll go



Rocamadour is an old ancient city, known for the legend of the miracles of the black Madonna statue, and frequent miracles through time. Pilgrims would arrive and climb the 216 steps on their knees, so they could seek forgiveness. Today Rocamadour is France’ 3rd biggest tourist attraction, with more than 1,5 million tourists visiting every year. Located only 16 km from our castle, this old city offers lots of shops, cafés, restaurants and the possibility to climb the 216 steps … Read more

Old Cave in Padirac

Gouffre de Padirac is a high dome-like excavation. This river cave collapsed, creating a circular hole with vertical walls, 33 m in diameter and 75 m deep. Today about 40 km of the underground passages are explored by speleologists. About 1 km of the underground cave system is open to visitors from the end of March to the beginning of November. Located only 15 km from our castle, this huge cave is worth a visit … Read more

Blue water Lacave

Grottes de Lacave were accidentally discovered by Armand Viré on May 27th 1905. It is open to public visits, and you can access the Jouclas cave by a small underground electric train, that takes you to the most interesting rooms and galleries. On a 1,600 m round trip you pass numerous lakes and concretions, as well as several rooms. They are dimly lit by ultraviolet light to bring out the natural fluorescence of certain concretions. Located just 14 km from our castle, a short drive will take you there … Read more

Collonges la Rouge is an old french village with a lot of heritage. The village is built in red sandstone extracted from Puy de Valège. The municipality of Collonges began conservation efforts in 1905, making it possible to classify several buildings as historic monuments. Collonges and its surroundings, including the hillsides overlooking the village to the north, have been listed as classified among the most beautiful villages in France since 1996. The village is located only 23 km from our castle … Read more

Curemonte Chateaus

Curemonte is a medieval village characterised by its three castles, and is officially classified as one of the most beautiful villages in France. It was in the 11th century, that the village flourished, while merchants were passing through the Viscounts of Turenne. In a fortified position on a ridge overlooking a valley on both its eastern and western flanks, the village has historically had a strategic importance in the area for more than 1000 years. Just a 30 min drive from our castle … Read more

Square in Martel

Martel has a lot to offer when it comes to medieval origin. You will find the Romanesque style Saint-Maur church built in the 12th century. According to legend, it was here that King Henry the Younger, son of Eleanor of Aquitaine, died from his wounds by the looting of Rocamadour. Le Truffadou railway takes you from Martel to Saint-Denis-lès-Martel to admire the Dordogne valley through the cliffs of Mirandol. Visit the market, the old oil mill or Reptiland … Read more

Bridge in Cahors

Cahors monuments are Saint-Étienne cathedral, Roman walls, the famous Valentré bridge (a UNESCO World Heritage Site as part of the pilgrimage path to Santiago de Compostela), and the historical city centre. The area around Cahors produces wine. The dominant grape variety in AOC Cahors wines, Malbec (known locally as “Auxerrois” or “Côt”) must make up a minimum of 70% of the wine. Located only an hours drive from our castle … Read more

Toulouse Building with garden

Classified “City of Art and History”, Toulouse has a very rich architectural heritage ranging from large Romanesque and Gothic churches to neo-classical facades such as that of the Capitole, to the prestigious mansions of the Renaissance. Almost all the buildings of the historical centre were made with the traditional building material of the region: the “foraine” brick that has earned the city the nickname of Ville Rose (Pink city). Toulouse offers great shopping, lots of nice restaurants, cafés, outdoor activities, and naturally many cultural attractions. From our castle, the city is reached by car in less than two hours … Read more

Bordeaux Vineyard

Bordeaux is a world capital of wine, with its castles and vineyards of the region. With an annual production of approximately 960 million bottles, the Bordeaux area produces large quantities of everyday wine as well as some of the most expensive wines in the world. In the heart of Bordeaux you will find Rue Sainte-Catherine. This pedestrian-only shopping street has 1.2 kilometers (0.75 mi) of shops, restaurants and cafés, one of Europe’s longest … Read more