Set in an 18th-century house in Haute-Garonne, the Château de Drudas has 17 bedrooms and six split-level suites, as well as a restaurant run by a Michelin-star chef

The region’s best restaurants and hotels, including some you won’t find in the brochures

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HOTELS

Le Manoir d’Agnès, Tarascon-sur-Ariège

This charming hôtel-restaurant south of Toulouse is perfectly located for visitors to the Parc de la Préhistoire. Jean Cazorla’s restaurant serves local produce prepared to the rhythm of the seasons. www.manoiragnes.com

Château Rouzaud, Saint-Victor-Rouzaud

A peaceful haven in the foothills of the Pyrénées, the château is only open to visitors for a few weeks a year, so contact Katie at [email protected] or on +44 (0)7 769 675 418 for details and availability. www.chateaurouzaud.com

Château de Drudas, Drudas

This four-star hotel in a monument historique listed building offers seasonal fare from Michelin-star chef Éric Sampietro in Le Verdurier restaurant. www.chateaudedrudas.com

Château de l’Hoste, Saint-Beauzeil

Make a beeline for this 17th-century manor house with outdoor pool, and wine bar showcasing regional wines. www.chateaudelhoste.com

Château de l’Hoste, an ideal base for seeing the bastide towns of Tarn

Mama Shelter,Toulouse

A new hotel inside the old cinema, it boasts three restaurants and a rooftop bar. A sassy urban refuge. www.mamashelter.com

Château de Salettes, Cahuzac-sur-Vère

This contemporary four-star hotel is located in a historic 13th-century castle with its own vineyard. www.chateaudesalettes.com

Villa du Taur, Toulouse

This boutique hotel in the old town has 17 rooms and suites. Its eatery, Restaurant 62, serves seasonal fare. www.nthotelgallery.com

Le Pavillon du Château, Garrevaques

Facing a château with a spacious park, the historic mansion has two outdoor pools, a spa and restaurant. www.garrevaques.com

La Réserve, Albi

Just 3km from the centre of Albi, in a five hectare park, La Réserve offers 20 rooms and a restaurant with terrace. www.lareservealbi.com

Trendy hotel chain Mama Shelter opened in Toulouse this October

Le Pont de l’Ouysse, Lacave

This three-star hotel with 12 luxury rooms and two apartments boasts a gastronomic restaurant. www.lepontdelouysse.com

GÎTES & CHAMBRES D’HÔTES

Domaine de Nazère, Avezan

A mere 3km from the village of Saint-Clar, in the Pays de Lomagnes, the Domaine de Nazère is a charming maison d’hôtes and gîte surrounded by ancient oaks, the perfumes of the earth and the sounds of nature. www.nazere.fr

Domaine de Saussignac, Maubec

This large, high-end gîte has a capacity of up to 15 people – perfect for a weekend with friends, a family holiday, a business meeting, a small wedding or a birthday. Heated swimming pool (May to October), sauna and spa. www.domainedesaussignac.com

Domaine de Poussignan, Saint-Loube

Some 35 minutes from Toulouse airport and 40 minutes from the city centre, the Domaine has four master bedrooms, plus two single rooms. There’s a spacious living room with replace and grand piano. www.gite-de-prestige.fr

Moulin de Jouenery, Brassac

This luxury boutique property in the heart of the Quercy Blanc has its own private beach and direct access to the river Séoune. www.moulindejouenery.fr

Hôtel Guilhon, Lectoure

In Gers, the 17th-century mansion has four luxury suites, an outdoor pool and exotic gardens. Table d’hôtes dinners. hotel-particulier-guilhon.com

Domaine du Buc, Marssac-sur-Tarn

The 19th-century family-owned château near Albi has five stylish rooms and a studio apartment. www.domainedubuc.com

La Réserve at Albi, a member of Relais & Châteaux, beside the Tarn

RESTAURANTS

Ma Biche sur le Toit, Toulouse

Enjoy a view from the top of Galeries Lafayette in this restaurant under Michelin two-star chef Michel Sarran. www.michel-sarran.com

Le Lautrec, Albi

This restaurant in the heart of the town centre serves regional produce in imaginative and light dishes. www.restaurant-le-lautrec.com

Le Puits Saint-Jacques, Pujaudran

Bernard Bach and William Candelon’s two Michelin-starred restaurant in the Gers is the talk of the region. www.lepuitssaintjacques.fr

CAMPSITES

Le Domaine de la Paille Basse

The family-friendly complex was developed from three medieval farms on the crest of a wooded hill. Views are guaranteed, as are encounters with the local woodland inhabitants. www.lapaillebasse.com

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