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Stay on a vineyard in Cahors

cahors glassThere are numerous options for getting closer to the wines of Cahors (46 Lot, Midi-Pyrenees), with their predominance of the Malbec grape (known locally as Auxerrois or Cot). Several domaines offer either Bed and Breakfast (Chambre d’Hote) or gites to rent:
Chateau les Grauzils at Prayssac – gite
Chateau Haut Monplaisir at Lacapelle-Cabanac – Cathy et Daniel Fournié t: 05.65.24.64.78  – gite
(and their wines are top rate – especially the Cuvee Pur Plaisir!)
Chateau Plat Faisant at St Vincent-Rive d’Olt  t: 05.65.30.76.38
Chateau Vincens at Luzech – t: 05.65.30.51.55  – gite
Chateau de Rouffiac at Duravel – B&B (Chambre d’Hote)
Domaines Delmas (Chateau de Parnac) at Parnac – Chambres d’Hote and gite

One of Cahors‘ top wine chateaux is the Chateau de Mercues, which is also a top class Michelin restaurant and hotel – the barrell-ageing cellar is under the hotel. Situated on a promontory to the west of Cahors, it offers stunning views over the Lot Valley

Although not actually on a vineyard, the Hotel Restaurant Le Vinois at Caillac (46 Lot) to the west of Cahors offers stylish accommodation surrounded by vines.

IN the town of Cahors close to the Railway Station is the highly rated Hôtel Terminus with its gourmet Restaurant Le Balandre

For more info on Cahors see www.mairie-cahors.fr