Le Pont de l’Ouysse
What We Love
- A traditional riverside hotel with Michelin-starred dining, at the foot of a clifftop castleThe setting in Lacave, at the confluence of the Ouysse and Dordogne valleys
- Savoring Michelin-starred cuisine on the gorgeous riverside terrace
- Spending balmy days relaxing on sun loungers by the lovely outdoor pool
What To Know
- This farmhouse hotel has manicured gardens, an outdoor pool and sunny riverside terrace
- Reserve a table at the award-winning restaurant
- Free WiFi
For gourmands and wine lovers craving a relaxing stay in southern France’s Midi-Pyrénées region, this charming farmhouse-turned-boutique hotel is ideal. Le Pont de l’Ouysse’s location is simply stunning; you’ll be right by the beautiful river in the rural village of Lacave, beneath the clifftop Belcastel Castle, with the Ouysse and Dordogne valleys on your doorstep.
What started as a hotel-café in 1886, when a stone bridge was built over the River Ouysse, is now a sleek family operation run by chef Daniel Chambon and his son, Stéphane. There are gorgeous gardens, a lovely outdoor pool and hot tub, a sublime riverside terrace, and 14 unique guest rooms with traditional French décor, ultra-comfy beds and all the mod cons you’ll need.
Spend your days drinking in the spectacular countryside views, checking out the fascinating caves, and visiting the nearby villages of Rocamadour, Loubressac, and Carennac. Post-sightseeing, head to the property’s buzzed-about Michelin-starred restaurant to sample the owner-chef’s reliably satisfying gourmet cuisine, paired with remarkable French wines.
How to Get There
We had spent a week riding through the Dordogne area and our last night was in the Le Pont de l'Ouysse. This was a special place. The accommodation was excellent, drinks in the garden was lovely and the meal topped off our night. As is expected at an establishment such as this the meal service was a show which was topped off by the presentation of our dessert. Everything was done oh so well and the matching wines were a bonus. We hope to return soon.
This hotel is in a beautiful location by the side of a river and at the bottom of a cliff face . It has an outdoor pool for hot days . Peaceful and easily accessible. The hotel is small and family run. Rooms are traditional and adequate size some have small balconies . We had air con . Breakfast was traditional French with bread jam cheese and meats etc . We thoroughly enjoyed it and would recommend
The Pont de L'Ouysse a family run Hotel set in a pretty location right next to the river with creaky quaint bedrooms and the most wonderful restaurant. We enjoyed 2 nights here. We received a enthusiastic welcome from a young lady who then proceeded to carry our very heavy bag to the top floor! There is a large terrace and various little areas nearer the river with tables, chairs and sofas where you can have drinks. A peaceful, lovely touch after a long day's sight seeing.There is also a swimming pool of a good size and a jacuzzi. Beyond this a large field beside the river, lovely for a stroll. The Hotel is in within very easy reach of Rocamadour which is worth a visit. A Michelin starred restaurant where we enjoyed 2 fantastic meals. The cooking was imaginative, beautifully presented and tasted out of this world. Thank you to the Chambon Family
River side environmets are great and we had a nice walk aound before the breakfast. Restaurant quality is also great too. Wine selection is good. Having dinner at the terrace is quite conformtable.There were many English speaking guests.
Tranquil and calm setting for this elegant hotel. Enjoyed the quietness and outdoor setting here. Dinner was delightful even on limited menu. Tariffs could have been explained better. Breakfast was adequate considering the number of guests. Better attention to some small points would have been appreciated.