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Places to Stay and Eat in Midi-Pyrénées

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

Related articles: Great Destinations: Midi-Pyrénées, Lighting the Way [1]
Top 12 Most Iconic Sites in the Midi-Pyrénées [2]
Things to See and Do in Midi-Pyrénées [3]


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 [4]

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 [5]

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 [6]

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 [7]

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 [8]

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 [9]

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 [10]

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 [11]

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 [12]

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 [13]


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 [14]

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 [15]

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 [16]

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 [17]

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 [18]

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 [19]

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


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 [20]

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 [21]

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 [22]


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 [23]

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