Lacave 46200 Souillac − France
The hotel and restaurant are nestled beneath a vertiginous cliff crowned by the Belcastel Castle. The mysterious Ouysse River, its banks lined with footpaths and gardens, flows quietly by. Along its banks, a subtle melange of flowers, aromatic plants and vegetables adds a note of colour and a hint of bygone days.
And the ruins of the ancient bridge bring a romantic touch to a place where, upon arriving, every guest dreams of leaving daily woes behind so as to revel in the splendour of the magical surroundings...
Our spacious, recently renovated country home was carefully designed with family vacations or informal gatherings in mind. A generous outdoor terrace is perfect for sharing meals or just plain socializing while a separate roofed terrace offers an unfettered view of the Belcastel Castle and Ouysse valley. The house has two separate wings, East and West, which are connected by a ground floor passage.
Considerably more than a century, in fact, because the original farm on the site probably became the Hôtel-Café du Pont de l’Ouysse in1886, when a stone bridge was built across the little river and the workmen spread the news of the splendid country meals provided by the farmer’s wife.
Since then, the kitchen was passed from mother to son, from father to son-in-law and then, in the beginning of 1977, to another daughter and son-in-law, Marinette and Daniel Chambon, who were first honoured with a Michelin star 12 years later.
One constant belief shared by each generation: an abiding love and respect for the bounties of nature and the unsurpassed quality of the local produce immediately to hand.
The fifth generation has now taken up the torch. Stephane and Mathieu – sons of Daniel and Marinette, have both been trained scrupulously in the hotel-restaurant business in France and internationally, now ensure the succession of this gastronomic family history.
From a simple farm, Le Pont de l’Ouysse has grown into a hotel whose refined charm is the product of careful growth and development, with part of its newly-found space having been reclaimed from the rocky cliff in which it is nestled.
The hotel has 12 rooms and 2 apartments, all of them bright and sunny with gleaming hardwood floors.
• 1 queen bed or 2 single beds
• shower and/or bath
• independent toilet
• individual air-conditioning
• plasma télévision with satellite
• safe box
• peignoire et chaussons Fermeture annuelle réouverture le 30 mars 2018
Activities and Interests in Lot: Biking, Swimming, Canoe, Walking, Fishing, Browsing the Lot …
Site to discover:
• La Forêt des Singes à Gramat
• Le Rocher des Aigles à Rocamadour
• Le Musée Champollion à Figeac
• Eglise de Carennac
• Golf de Montal
• Les Grottes de Lacave
• Le Souillac Golf Country Club
• Rocamadour Grand site Midi Pyrénées
• le Musée de l’Automate à Souillac
• L’Abbatiale de Souillac
• Jardins et Manoirs d’Erygnac
• Les grottes de Lascaux
• Le Moulin à l’huile de noix de Martel
• La ferme expérimentale de la truffe à Cuzance
• Circuit sur rail “le truffadou” à Martel
• Moulin a eau fortifié sur l’Ouysse de Cougnaguet
• Chateau de Montal
• Gouffre de Padirac
The Michelin star restaurant « Le Pont de l’Ouysse » sits only a hundred meters away nestled against the dizzying heights of the rugged cliff atop of which sits Belcastel Castle.
Indoor or outdoor, fresh breakfast or gourmet dinner, you will be served in a manner that is unfailingly attentive without being obtrusive.
The magic of evening meals in the open air, during the summer, is matched by the aesthetic pleasures inside the hotel – from the discreet little bar to the beautifully comfortable lounges, airy and spacious yet still intimate.
As the fourth and fifth generations to toil at helm and stove, Daniel and Stéphane Chambon display their creativity in their uses of truffles and foie gras, cèpes and game meat. Traditional yet innovative, flavourful but subtle, and whether served on shaded terraces or in the formal dining room, their dishes vary according to the seasons and their fancy.
The principal vocation of the ancestors of the family affair was working the land. Then, for many years, the land was neglected in favour of the hotel and restaurant. Now it is once again front and centre. With his sons back home, Daniel Chambon will be devoting more time to his passion, truffles. He has just planted hundreds of truffle oaks and intends to care for them lovingly. They should begin to produce in several years’ time, perhaps in time for his grandchildren…
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Calculate your route:
• from Paris: 500 km by A10 then A20 via Orléans, Limoges, Brive
• from Toulouse: 150 km by A20 via Montauban
• from Bordeaux: 200 km by A62 then D811
• Paris (Austerlitz station)
• Brive-Vallée de la Dordogne Airport 28 km Brive - Dordogne Valley Airport