Here we have opted for a delicious traditional French breakfast. It is served at individual tables on the terrace, weather permitting, or in the guests dining room, from 8.30 to 10.00 am
The buffet offers a wide variety of fruit, homemade jams and cakes, freshly made each day. We also have goat’s cheese from the Lot, ewe’s milk yoghurt and organic, gluten-free cereals, and other sweets and savouries, for a deliciously varied breakfast.
In summer, dinner is served on the terrace, facing the pool and the olive trees. In winter, it is served by the fireplace in the kitchen.
Food here changes with the seasons, and is always simple, generous and full of energy. The hostess cooks well-balanced family meals, and menus (starter, main course and dessert) are made up of local, homemade produce that is organic whenever possible.
Les vins du domaine et d’ailleurs sont proposés à la dégustation avec les conseils avisés du maître des lieux.
La table d’hôtes est servie seulement les lundis soirs.
A emporter dans le jardin pour dîner tranquillement sous la canopée : un panier de victuailles à composer. Préparé minute avec tout le nécessaire pour une jolie table . Des petits plats légers et de saison à déguster sur une nappe à carreaux. Mieux qu’un pique-nique et plus simple qu’un repas cuisiné pour profiter en tête à tête du coucher de soleil et de la quiétude de Labarthe.
truffles, black, shiny and enticing, an absolute must from January to late February. Here we prepare them as simply as possible: on buttered bread, oven toasted, with a tiny pinch of salt, is how they bring out the most flavour.
Et si vous preniez un verre sur la terrasse devant la piscine ?
Peut-être un malbec rosé bien frais ? à déguster avec quelques olives de la propriété.
La cave de Labarthe :
And for a drink on the terrace, we have a selection of wines from Cahors and elsewhere, carefully chosen for your enjoyment. The owner of the domain, a passionate and professional wine maker, produces a deliciously fruity Malbec wine, Canonicat de Labarthe. It wears the colours of the estate and its long-standing history of wine production. You can taste it while you’re here and also buy a few bottles to add to your own cellar. And for enthusiasts, we offer guided tours of the vineyard and wine store, and tastings with explanations. Prices an bookings on request..
The guest rooms at Labarthe overlook the grounds. They are light and so quiet that the only thing that might wake you is the birdsong. The old thick walls of Quercy stone keep the rooms peaceful and cool in summer. All the rooms, three of which are on the ground floor, have been recently renovated and each has its own toilet and bathroom. They have antique furniture, soft colours and contemporary details, to give an overall feeling of comfort and sophistication.
The bedding is excellent, beds are made in the traditional manner with fine cotton sheets and light or thick woollen blankets depending on the season.
Of the original 17th century estate, some magnificent outbuildings have survived the years. Once used for farming and wine producing, they are now restored and transformed into comfortable, independent gites.
They can be rented for a few days or by the week.