After driving from the Vallee de la Loire through Murat and Aurillac, we came to Estaing, one of the pilgimmage stops for Santiago de Compostela and also one the most beautiful villages of France named for the ancestors of Giscard d'Estaing. Outside the city a short distance is the lovely country manor of La Fabregues with rooms overlooking the river and fertile farmland. There is a road in back of the manor where one can stroll that has some beautiful views of the countryside and hills. The rooms in the manor are relatively small, but well maintained and with all of the amenities. There is no elevator and the passages are quaint but small. One of the owners met us at the door and showed us around the premises. I enjoyed the view from our room and the sound of the river falling over the dam. We ate a wonderful prepared meal in the attached and charming restaurant that has limited tables, but a very nice parlor where one can wait before being ushered into the dining room. The restaurant was not crowded the night that we were there, so service was excellent as was the food. This is a romantic place and worth the visit.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Experience the art of living in classic french style at Le Manoir, nestling magically in the Lot valley. Le manoir well preserved architecture is a monument ot timeless grace, providing an exquisite escapade and a historic hideaway. Five bedrooms are decorated with soft and romantic tones reflecting the ambience of the hotel : contemporary style in contrast to the age of the house , lacking nothing, timeless charm down to the finest detail. ... more less