The Chateau de Monrecour is a large house built between 1846 and 1914. It looks formal from the exterior but inside it is a warm and inviting house. We felt as though we had been invited by friends to spend a few days.
We might have gone out searching for a place to have lunch but the Table de Monrecour was right there and we were staying a few days so one thing led to another and lunch. Blessedly there is no “background” music. The sommelier is stern and appears uninterested as he uncorks the wine we chose. I suspect because it is a simple wine.
Breakfast is a buffet and during our stay we chose to eat outside on the terrace every morning. The food was excellent. Freshly made eggs, fruit, pastries and other breakfast food. There always seems to be an ample supply of sweet breads and cake.
After breakfast its off to explore the nearby market town of Sarlat-la-Canéda.