Le Pont de l’Ouysse is a small quaint hotel with a gastronomic restaurant, near Sarlat and the Dordogne valley, right at the confluence of the rivers l’Ouysse and Dordogne, almost walking distance to Rocamadour. Le Pont de l’Ouysse is run by the Chambon family. The father and the eldest son are the chefs and the mother and the 2nd son, are the hosts. Peace and quiet are found here at its best in a relaxing setting where the sound of the river invites you to take a walk down to be closer to it, or maybe walk alongside, to the meeting point of the two rivers. The rooms of the hotel are not too big, but very neatly arranged. They have some rooms in the main building on top of the restaurant, and other newer ones, and a bit bigger, in two small adjoining buildings. A peculiarity quite worthwhile mentioning about this place, is that when you book on half board, the dinner included on the room rate is “a la carte,” you can choose anything you like from the gastronomic menu (except from the specialties) at no extra charge. This is something you rarely find on half board plans, usually, there is a limited menu, which does not mean it is of lesser quality, just less expensive food. So, having an open menu on a half board plan, in a gastronomic restaurant like Le Pont de l’Ouysse, is really something worthwhile taking advantage of seduced by the charm of the house, you will think of nothing but strolling on the banks of the Ouysse. Enchanted by the light air of blue Quercy, you will discover Daniel Chambon's most enticing gastronomic secrets: truffles, foie gras, wild mushrooms, crayfish, fresh chicken from Adrienne's farm, and other wonders.
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.
All rooms have:
• 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
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..
QUITE A HISTORY
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.
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
NO CREDIT CARD NECESSARY
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