This small, late medieval chateau from the 17th century was renovated to a 4-star hotel that is located in the known wine region of Bergerac. The romantic yellow tuff stone chateau is surrounded by pure nature, vineyards and its 9-hole golf course. The hotel provides 15 hotel rooms including two suites and one apartment whose modern interior design is mixed with the original architecture of the 17th century. Small groups of six to eight people, family and friends, have the option to stay in their private luxury villas, which are on the same properties. The villas have three to four bedrooms, each room with its proper bathroom, a fully equipped kitchen, living room, private terrace and garden and private swimming pool. The Château les Merles experience starts with a glass of Champagne Méthode Traditionnelle and Amuses bouche - French appetisers. The hotel’s proper gastronomic restaurant and bistro are serving contemporary cuisine from the Périgord region and pair the food with a wide range of house and local wines from Bergerac. The restaurant has sun terraces in the courtyard. Besides the restaurant and the 9-hole golf course, Château les Merles offers two saloons with fire place and library in the hotel, a tennis court, a lounge with grand piano and fire place and an outside black swimming pool surrounded by lavender flowers. Golf hotel: For beginners & advanced players
Château Les Merles is ideal for travellers that want to combine a relaxing holiday in stunning scenery with their passion for playing golf. Right next to the property lays the hotel’s own 9-hole golf course par 35. The golf course stands out for its natural architecture and is very well maintained. The hotel offers a covered driving range, a pitching area and a separate putting green for practice. Gourmet hotel: Excellent menu & fresh ideas à la carte
Under the direction of chef de cuisine Bas Holten, Restaurant Les Merles treats its guests with light and innovative French gourmet cuisine. The restaurant offers both lunch and dinner with a variety of different menus ranging from 3-course to 6-course feasts or the possibility to order à la carte. And for breakfast, not only the bread, but also the pains au chocolat and croissants are made in the hotel’s own bakery oven. Depending on the weather breakfast is served outside on the terrace or in the cosy bistro serves as both, a lounge bar and second restaurant. For a special treat, Château les Merles offers cook and wine weeks where guests learn how to cook the Les Merles recipes at first hand from the chef de cuisine, taste the exquisite French wine during interactive wine tastings and will visit a local market and food producers. The Les Merles kitchen also likes to focus on Foie gras and truffles – both specialities from the Périgord region. Most of the ingredients for the restaurant are cultivated in the on-site organic vegetable garden or are bought from focal farmers. Vineyard hotel: The best wines from Bergerac
Château Les Merles is known for its focus on local wines. It is not just about the broad range on the wine list, but also about the perfect food and wine pairings. Château les Merles has its own house wine produced on site by the Lajonie family and offers wine tasting classes. Leisure & sport: Golf, tennis and swimming
Playing golf is the main activity at Château Les Merles, but this is not all. The hotel offers a tennis court, an outside black pool in the chateau garden and cycling tours. Additionally, the reception is always open to book guests different tours in the region, gives information about the historic sites, the wine chateaus and boat and canoe tours on the Dordogne River. Location: Near Bergerac on the banks of the Dordogne River
Château Les Merles is situated on large grounds right beside its own golf course in Mouleydier, a small village on the banks of the Dordogne. The hotel is approximately 15 minutes away from the town Bergerac and about ten minutes from the Bergerac Airport and lies in the middle of Bordeaux, St. Emilion and Sarlat – all historically famous towns.