With a history dating back to the 7th century, Château de Mercuès remains an example of beautiful design and impeccable architecture. Once serving as a home to the Bishops of Cahors, the castle is now transformed into a hotel for guests to immerse themselves in its history and winemaking techniques. They are even welcome to take part it the Château’s harvest and vinification process. From its luxurious rooms to exploring the surrounding landscapes, a stay at Château de Mercuès is an unforgettable experience.
Rooms at Château de Mercuès vary from classic to suites. Guests may choose from a classic, superior or deluxe room that fits up to two people. Their refined decor and views of the vineyards start these rooms at $250 depending on the time of year. For those looking for a more lavish option, suites are available in junior, suite and icone options. Fit up to four people in your choice of suite along with amenities such as full views and international television. The perfect combination of elegance and history, you can book your room on the Château’s website HERE.
From vineyards to bike rides, there’s no shortage of ways to explore the surrounding landscape of Occitan. Grab a bicycle and set off on a ride through the castle’s vineyards and rolling hills while taking in the fresh air. Or take a dip in the large outdoor swimming pool along with its paddling pool. Deck chairs are also available to all guests staying at the hotel. Want to get a little exercise in during your stay at Château de Mercuès? Play a game of tennis on their outdoor courts or go for a hike. Guests are able to park within 4 km of the ground’s hiking trails and explore the paths through the wooded area. If you’d like to book an activity of your own, check out their full list HERE.
With a history dating back to Roman times, the vineyards of Château de Mercuès have continued the tradition of wine making along with some improvements along the way. Starting in the 1970s, steps were made to improve the wines which has led to a rebirth of Cahors wines. Located along the Lot River for its thermal regulation, guests are welcome to tour the local vineyards and wine cellars for a look at how the castle makes their own. Its underground cellar lies at the center of the castle – equipped for both vindication and storage. It’s also been compared to the likes of the Greek temple Château Lafitte. Guests can also learn about the cultivation process for wine making along with their grapes and concentrations. We recommend the private tour and tasting, accompanied by a lesson in pairing wines with food for the best combinations and tastes. To book a tour for your next stay, visit their website HERE.
Occitan is full of rich culture and history that all guests are welcome to explore during their stay at Château de Mercuès. Castles line the landscape, each with their own French history and stories. Historical monuments are also present in many of the surrounding villages with nature reserves to explore along the way. You can even learn more about the region’s popular gastronomic tourism and their terroir for wine and gastronomy.
From its history to the beautiful design of the castle, it’s no wonder that Château de Mercuès is the ultimate castle destination in France. Tucked away in the hills of Occitan, guests can experience both privacy and relaxation during their stay along with tours of the winery and luxurious views from their room. Can’t get enough of the castle’s history? See what it’s like to spend the night in a castle and where to find your own!