a magnificent terroir

Gourmet Lot

Just mention Quercy or Périgord, and mouth-watering meals spring to mind. Truffles, foie gras, farm-bred lamb and duck confit, Rocamadour goat’s cheese and Quercy melons are full of promise.

Restaurants, markets and purveyors of fine foods are all around, and all are of excellent quality.

Open air markets, particularly the one right by the cathedral in Cahors on Saturday mornings, are a must. Prayssac has a great local producers market on Fridays.

If you like black truffles (Tuber melanosporum) the truffle market in Lalbenque is open each Tuesday from December to March.
For your diary: the ‘Lot of Saveurs’ festival, a great meeting place for chefs and gourmets, takes place every year in the first week of July.


The association of the best chefs in the Lot.

In the village of Saint-Médard,
9 km from the estate,
LE GINDREAU with its two Michelin stars

In Cahors:

LE BALANDRE, a classic,
Le MARCHE, right by the cathedral,

the wine bar: LES PETITS PRODUCTEURS, and the excellent CÔTE SUD.

And let’s not forget the bucolic restaurant in Les Arques, just 25 minutes from Domaine de Labarthe, ideal for the summer season: LA RECREATION.

et à Parnac le délicieux et créatif LES JARDINS 

And 2 km from the Domaine de Labarthe, in Caillac: LE VINOIS, a peaceful, gourmet restaurant run by Elisabeth and the chef Jean-Claude Voisin.  

Sans oublier la table étoilée du CHATEAU DE MERCUES à 5 minutes de voiture du Domaine de Labarthe

Pour des nuits douces et étoilées,


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.

Indépendance et services


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.