I stayed here with my sister and daughter in late May. It was unusually cold and we had rain, sleet and hail. In spite of the weather we still thought this was the most beautiful place that we saw on our 3 week trip, which included the Aveyron, Languedoc and Provence areas as well as Paris. As we came down the dirt road to the village it looked like a place straight out of a fairy tale. The visit was special to us because our ancestors actually lived in this Chateau for hundreds of years. The hotel was clean, quiet and so very comfortable. The view from our large window was fantastic. We were greeted promptly and escorted to our room by Anthony, who also served us both nights in the restaurant and checked us out on the day we left. He could not have been nicer or more helpful. We could not have breakfast outside because of the weather but it was an extremely generous and delicious basket of breads and pastries with coffee and juice. A quiet and polite girl was patiently waiting for us to wake up and hustled to put the breakfast out as soon as she saw us. We ate both nights in the restaurant. One night we had the fixed price meal and the second night ordered a la carte. Everything was awesome and beautifully presented. We didn't know French wines so we were at the mercy of the sommelier who suggested very reasonable local wines that we were really pleased with. The meals came with a complimentary "amuse bouche" prior to the entree, another complimentary soup course and also complimentary "petits fours" at the end of the meal. We live in New Orleans and often find fine dining while traveling does not measure up to what we get at home but these were truly fantastic meals. Our visit to the castle was also extremely satisfying. It was incredibly well restored and presented. Of all the historic sites we visited the Chateau Belcastel was the only one where we felt that we could really envision the way in which the castle was inhabited. Truly a beautiful place!!
- Also Known As:
- hôtel Hotel Belcastel