Stay in a château hotel in France for a romantic castle getaway! Here's a luxurious but affordable French castle to stay in near Sarlat in the Dordogne region of France.
Have you ever dreamed of staying in a château in France? Do you wonder what it would be like to sleep in a room where lords and ladies slept after dining and dancing? Domaine de Monrecour is a charming château hotel-restaurant in the Dordogne area of France. A perfect spot for a romantic castle getaway that's actually affordable!
This is not a sponsored post. I have no connection with Monrecour. When I find accommodation that I think others would like to know about, I like to share!
Don't miss the Dordogne Region of France!
During our last trip to France, we spent five perfect days in the Dordogne region in the southwest part of the country. The area is named after the river Dordogne that runs though it. It's situated in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region tucked between the Loire Valley and the Pyrenees.
It's stunningly beautiful. Quintessentially France! Small ancient stone villages, medieval castles, tidy farms, walnut groves and a lazy river that winds through it all. If you're planning a trip to France, do not miss the Dordogne!
Is sleeping in a castle on your bucket list?
And if sleeping in a castle is on your bucket list, Domaine du Chateau de Monrecour, only 10 minutes away from the medieval town of Sarlat is an excellent choice! Definitely Instagam-worthy, too.
This château hotel is in a prime location
We chose to stay at this charming castle hotel for its proximity to many other attractions in the area:
- Sarlat-le-Caneda, the most popular medieval town in the region
- historic châteaux to visit, like Château de Beynac, and Castelnaud-la-Chapelle
- canoe rentals for floating lazily down the warm river
- hot air balloon rides (not to be missed!) They sometimes land on the lawn of this château!
- historic villages like La Roque Gageac, Beynac-et-Cazenac, and Domme, many of which are classified as the Most Beautiful Villages of France (Les Plus Beaux Villages de France)
Château de Monrecour is a former farming estate situated on 12 hectares in the Perigord Noir region of the Dordogne. Over 400 years old, the castle was first opened as a hotel in 1998. In 2016, new owners made further improvements to the property, including the addition of a 5-star farm-to-table restaurant and bistro. We enjoyed impeccable, friendly service and amazing meals featuring regional foods every night.
Let me take you on a tour of our beautiful room in this château hotel in France!
Yes, a canopy bed. And an extremely comfortable one, too with crisp white sheets and a duvet.
A beautiful fireplace and a cozy sitting area for planning our daily excursions. The in-room coffee and tea-making supplies were replenished daily. The hotel serves a delicious full buffet breakfast every morning as well.
These French doors led to our private terrace overlooking one of the two swimming pools.
Our terrance was complete with furniture for relaxing after a busy day of paddling the river and taking a hot air ballon ride!
Here are views of the beautiful bathroom furniture, with oodles of toiletries, robes, slippers, a rain shower and a jetted tub.
The hotel has two full-size swimming pools: an adult pool, shown here, as well as a children's pool elsewhere on the grounds. Push a button and a friendly waiter appears to bring you the beverage of your choice!
There were always plenty of sun beds and shade umbrellas available around the family pool.
After 5-star meals in the on-site dining room every night, it was a short stroll back to our room in the main château.
And among all this modern luxury was a reminder of the fascinating history of the Dordogne region. The view from our room was of Château de Beynac, in the distance. It's a fortified castle dating from the 12th Century, once conquered by Richard the Lionheart.
Ready to sleep in a castle and check that one off your bucket list?
P.S. When you book, ask for Chambre #2, the Deluxe Charm Room
Planning a holiday in Europe?
Check some of my other travel posts, too.
- 6 Things to do in Annecy, France
- A Guide to Traveling in the Heart of Tuscany
- 10 Tips for Driving in Italy (When You're a Polite North American)
- Savouring Seville
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