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Chateau de Mercuès

Dordogne, France

The Chateau de Mercuès is a fairytale chateau with stupendous views over the River Lot and surrounding Cahors Vineyards. Step back in time, indulge in rich regional cuisine and learn about the local wine during your stay.

At a Glance

  • A fairytale Chateau hotel with glorious views - perched on a rocky outcrop, it overlooks the picturesque Lot valley and the Cahors vineyards

  • Château de Mercuès is one of the most beautiful hotels in a vineyard and a masterpiece for wine lovers. It offers the ultimate wine experience with a majestic underground cellar

  • A perfect spot from which to enjoy the picturesque villages, stunning landscapes of the Lot river area and its fabulous heritage


Call us on 858 345 1764 to start planning your vacation to Chateau de Mercuès or take a look at our itineraries to Bordeaux and the Dordogne


Perched on a rocky outcrop, Chateau de Mercuès overlooks the picturesque Lot valley and the Cahors vineyards and offers an exceptional view wherever you look whether from your room or suite or outside from the terrace or pool - the scenery is magical.

The Château de Mercuès has a total of 24 guest rooms and six suites, each of them has its own unique character and a different view and the two signature suites are "The Bishop-room" and the "Tower".

Built in the 13th century, the chateau was the summer residence of the Counts and Bishops of Cahors for seven centuries. The chateau has been in the family for years and staying in this magical 13th century château overlooking the Lot valley is a truly unique experience, steeped in the history of France during the Middle Ages.

There are immense staircases leading down to their magnificent wine cellar where you can take part in tastings of their own and local wines.

Today, the Chef draws his inspiration from local producers, and has won an international reputation for working wonders with black Lalbenque truffles and Quercy lamb. The wine list includes the great Malbec wines and vintages produced in the château’s very own wine cellars.

There are various activities available and the hotel has an outdoor pool and facilities for mountain biking, various hiking trails, tennis (on site), and can organize horse riding, water skiing on the river, fishing and there is also a nearby flying club for the more adventurous.


The Château de Mercuès has 24 guest rooms and six suites, each of them with a charming and particular character, and two very famous suites : "The Bishop-room" and the "Tower". Each room is unique in its décor, furnished with beautiful fabrics and furniture and connecting rooms and family suites are available. The views across the surrounding countryside and river are absolutely amazing.


Suites at the chateau range from 50 to 79 sqm and offer views over the valley & vineyards or garden views. Some can be located in the chateau tower. En-suite bathroom with shower over bath.

Location & Directions

Dordogne, France

Château de Mercuès, Rue du Château, 46090 Mercuès

When to go

With moderate winters and summers, this is a perfect place to visit in the Spring, Summer and Fall. A spring in France provides the right climate for the picturesque green hills with pretty flowers and calm weather. April showers occur on occasion, but it is nothing an umbrella cannot handle. Spring and summer are especially lovely because of the beauty that these seasons bestow upon the French countryside, however, the Fall months make travel and site seeing very doable - even with the occasional drizzle and chillier conditions in the evenings as the end of the Fall draws in.

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