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.

and in Parnac the delicious and creative LES JARDINS 

And 2 km from the Domaine de Labarthe, in Caillac: LE VINOIS, a peaceful, gourmet restaurant .  

Without forgetting the starred table at CHATEAU DE MERCUES, 5 minutes by car from Domaine de Labarthe



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.