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7 Days in Dordogne: Albi to Cahors

There are two luxuries Julie and I splurged on during our Dordogne tour. One was to spend a night in a hilltop chateau en route Albi to Cahors. The other I’ll divulge later.

Day two on the week-long car tour from Uzes to Tours, through the Dordogne with my long-time friend, Julie, was hurried and hot–35 degrees centigrade. Happily, we ended up in total luxury–a chateau!

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Dordogne auto tour

Château de Mercuès near Cahors

 

Albi to Cahors

Château de Mercuès near Cahors is a dream come true! The thirteenth century chateau with its vineyards that produce superb Georges Vigouroux wines is a haven for travelers in search of history, truffles, saffron and Malbec.

 

Albi to Cahors

Wine storage at Château de Mercuès

Albi to Cahors
Albi to Cahors

Starting the Dordogne Auto Tour – Albi to Cahors

After a stop and start, scenic ride from Albi, through Galliac, Montauban, Lauzerte and Cahors, we landed at the Chateau in the late afternoon. Had we known better, we would have gone straight  to Cahors, spent time there, then we would have enjoyed a more leisurely visit at the chateau. Oh well…now I’ll just have to go back sometime!

 

Albi to Cahors
We had plenty of time for dinner at the chateau, thank goodness. Plus a private tour of the winery with the hotel manager.

Here’s just a sample to whet your appetite. More details later.

 

Albi to Cahors

Wine tasting with the General Manager at Château de Mercuès

 

Albi to Cahors

Dinner menu at Château de Mercuès

 

Albi to Cahors

Dordogne auto tour

Dordogne auto tour
Albi to Cahors
Dordogne auto tour

 

Tomorrow, Sarlat! Stay tuned…

For more on the Dordogne

7 Days in Dordogne: Step-by-Step 

7 Days in Dordogne: Cahors to Sarlat

7 Days In Dordogne: Lascaux to Brantôme

7 Days in Dordogne: Rocamadour

7 Days in Dordogne: Market Day in Sarlat

7 Days in Dordogne: Up, Up and Away!

7 Days in Dordogne: The Finale

 


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  1. You guys are having fun and the Chateau looks wonderful and the pool inviting. Hope you are having great weather.

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