La Terrasse Hotel Restaurant in Dordogne Valley
Have you always wanted to sleep in a castle? You’ll have your chance in the village of Meyronne in the south of France. Overlooking the Dordogne valley and River La Dordogne, the three star La Terrasse Hotel Restaurant is not lacking in charm.
Family-owned hotel restaurant
The Liébus family, along with Chef Pascal Périgaud offer excellent food in this charming castle. Our group dined on the terrace; below us the Dordogne river and in front of us, lovely views of the Dordogne valley. It was here, in the south of France, that this California girl was properly introduced to the French cheese plate. I was not swept off my feet by a dashing French man, rather I was seduced by the local soft cheeses produced in the Midi-Pyrenees region of Gers.
Castle with wifi
Upon checking into my room, #16, I caught up on my email messages. Yes, this castle has wifi. But do keep in mind that you are in a castle. The winding staircase to my room was charming, but not for those requiring handicap access. My room rented for 125 Euros per night with breakfast at 12 Euros. Check the website for current pricing.
Sporting life in the village of Meyronne
La Terrasse and the village of Meyronne offer plenty of activities from swimming in the heated pool, to fishing the River La Dordogne. My room looked onto the River La Dordogne; kayaks and canoes were strewn across the grassy banks, begging for someone to take them out for a glide. Those who prefer horses to canoes should look into a multi-day horseback ride with Domaine de Garennes. In fact, I met five equestrians staying on the property about to leave for a jaunt in the countryside.
The hotel’s location is close to museums, Rocamadour, the Caves of Lacave, the Caves of Lascaux and Pech Merle, as well as the geological phenomenon of Padirac. The hotel is a member of the Chateau & Hotels Collection.
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Article written by Travel Writer Nancy D. Brown of What a Trip, Travels from Northern California. Photos courtesy of Nancy D. Brown, who was a guest of La Terrasse Hotel Restaurant.