Top Hotels and Restaurants in Gascony

 
Top Hotels and Restaurants in Gascony

With amazing places to stay and eat in Gascony, you’ll be spoilt for choice in this hospitable part of France. Here are some of our favourites. Note: This article is part of a bigger magazine feature called “Two Classic Road Trips Through Historic Gascony.”

Where to stay

Fourcès

Château de Fourcès

The Château de Fourcès offers charming accommodation in a medieval castle in one of the Plus Beaux Villages de France. Maria and Olivier Lesaffre will welcome you with open arms. The château has five bedrooms and an adjoining gîte which can accommodate up to six people, making it perfect for a romantic stay or a family vacation! Olivier recently opened Le Boubou’s bar just outside the château, serving organic tapas and local platters, alongside biodynamic, natural wines in the early evening.
www.chateaudefources.com

Château de Fourcès

Soak up the atmosphere and the warm welcome at the Château de Fourcès

Mimizan

Château Belle Époque

Set in a 4-hectare park, this 18th-century castle is 8km from Lac de Léon and 11.2 km from the beaches of Mimizan. There are five rooms, apartments and cottages, plus a heated outdoor swimming pool, tennis court, fishing pond and children’s play area. Guests can also enjoy billiards, table tennis and pétanque. You simply won’t want to leave…
www.chateau-belle-epoque.com/en

Château Belle Epoque Landes

Enjoy your stay in style at the Château Belle Époque

Condom

Château Les Bruhasses

The charming Les Bruhasses Bed & Breakfast in the Gers is set in an 18th-century estate surrounded by a 5-hectare park and vineyards. The continental breakfast consists of homemade jams and French pastries, fruit, tea, coffee and orange juice, served on the terrace or in the dining room. Evening meals (reservation only) include local wines and dishes prepared the utterly delightful Hélène Royer, the daughter of a renowned winegrower from the Gers, and served by her husband, Jean.
www.lesbruhasses.fr/en

Château Les Bruhasses

Château Les Bruhasses

Hondarribia

Parador de Hondarribia

Located 3km from the beach, this elegant hotel is set in Carlos V’s castle, which dates from the 10th century.
www.parador.es/fr/paradores/parador-de-hondarribia

Parador de Hondarribia

Nip over to Spain for a stay at Parador de Hondarribia, set in Carlos V’s castle

Fréchou

Château du Fréchou

This testimonial from a happy visitor highlights the best of Château du Fréchou: “What an absolutely beautiful place. Magnificent gardens and surroundings. The views are breathtaking. Château du Fréchou is a hidden gem. Jean-Michel was a wonderful host. He met us on arrival and made sure our stay was perfect. The château is wonderfully restored and full of antiques and wonderful artwork. You really feel like you are living and breathing history. Very comfortable beds, fluffy towels, great coffee and breakfast served in the herb garden.” What more could we possibly say?
chateaudufrechou.com/en

Where to eat

Moissac

Le Moulin de Moissac

Here you will taste classic, imaginative, regional cuisine using 100 per cent fresh, local products that change with the seasons. Michelin-starred René Bajard’s menu, from starter to dessert, is simply exquisite.
www.lemoulindemoissac.com

Moulin de Moissac Restaurant

Moulin de Moissac Restaurant

Saint-Mont

La Monestère

There are two restaurants at the Monastery of Saint-Mont, La Petite Table and Le Béret Noir. The former offers a menu of French classics using the finest regional products, while the latter, a bistro/wine bar, pairs lighter dishes with Plaimont wines. And it’s all in the middle of the Saint-Mont vineyards – delightful.
www.lemonasteredesaintmont.com

Eauze

Restaurant Henri IV

Restaurant Henri IV, tucked away in the small square behind the Luperc Cathedral in Eauze, serves delicious, creatively-prepared local specialities and one of the best vegetarian offerings in the Gers. Dine in the charming indoor space or out on the patio during the summer.
www.hotel-restaurant-henri-4.fr

Restaurant Henri IV

Restaurant Henri IV

Lectoure

Le Bonheur est dans le Pré

This is a very small restaurant with an equally small gourmet menu, but don’t let that put you off. The food is delicious and there’s always one vegetarian dish each day. They also offer take-out meals for picnics.
+33(0)5 62 29 67 81

Monein

L’Auberge des Roses

A gourmet restaurant nestled at the foot of the Jurançon vineyards with spectacular views of the Pyrenees. Fish specialties, vegetarian and traditional dishes are prepared to perfection.
www.auberge-des-roses.com

From France Today magazine

Lead photo credit : A panoramic view of the city of Auch, the capital of Gers and the historical capital of Gascony © shutterstock, All images © Sue Aran, L’Auberge Des Roses|facebook, Landes

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Sue Aran lives in the Gers départment of southwest France. She is the owner of French Country Adventures, private, personally guided, small group food & wine adventures into Gascony, the Pays Basque and Provence. She writes a monthly blog about her life in France and is a contributor to Bonjour Paris and France Today magazines.