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.
Wines from our estate and elsewhere are available for tastings, with expert guidance from the master of the house.
The table d’hôte service is only available on Monday nights.
Take one into the garden for a peaceful dinner under the trees: a basket of quality deli items, prepared fresh to order with everything you need for a perfect picnic. Light, seasonal dishes to be enjoyed on a classic chequered picnic blanket. Better than a quick bite and easier than cooking a whole meal, our picnic baskets allow you to enjoy a romantic moment at sunset in the peaceful surroundings of the Labarthe estate.
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.
Fancy a drink on the terrace overlooking the pool?
How about a crisp, chilled glass of Malbec rosé, with a few of our home-grown olives on the side?
The Labarthe wine cellar:
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, offering abundant natural light and perfectly quiet surroundings – if anything wakes you it will be the gentle sound of 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 feature antique furniture, soft colours and contemporary details, to give an overall feeling of comfort and sophistication.
The bedding is excellent, and beds are made in the traditional manner with fine cotton sheets and light or thick woollen blankets depending on the season.
New for summer 2023: all our rooms will be air-conditioned.
Some of the original 17th century estate’s outbuildings have survived the years: once used for farming and wine production, these have now been restored and transformed into comfortable, independent gites.
They can be rented for a few days or by the week.