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Hôtel Cuq en Terrasses

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Cuq le Château, 81470 Cuq Toulza, Tarn
Midi - Pyrénées, France

From hand-painted tiles in the bathrooms to evening meals on the terrace, this is a much-praised paradise with both character and finesse

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Come to the Pays de Cocagne, the brochure says. Where is that, you ask, have I drunk that wine? It is an imaginary land of pleasure in the once prosperous pastel-producing Tarn. Philippe and Andonis gave up good jobs in Paris to buy this 18th-century presbytery after falling in love with the region. Perched in mouthwatering gardens on the side of a hill, the multi-level mellow stone edifice looks – and is – utterly inviting. All the rooms, including the two-floor suite by the saltwater pool, exude character and finesse. All are different, with original terracotta floors, hand-finished plaster, exposed beams, a Chinese vase here, an antique bed there. It is worth staying just for the bathrooms, lovely with hand-painted tiles. Evening meals, on the terrace in summer, are a delight for eye and palate: something different each day, fresh from the market, beautifully balanced by wines from the region. Guests are full of praise, for the food and the gardens, the pool and waterfall, the blissful views, the wonderful hosts. We cannot fault it.

No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Credit cards
Credit or debit card payment accepted.
English spoken
Host speaks English, whether perfectly or not.
Air conditioning
Some, if not all, bedrooms are air-conditioned.
Wireless internet access available.
Pets welcome
Pets allowed in bedrooms (not on the bed).
Public transport
Within 10 miles of a bus/train station.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Swimming pool
On the premises.
Bikes available
On the premises to hire or borrow.
Vegetarian meals
Available on request.
Licensed premises
Alcohol may be served.

Local points of interest from
Philippe Gallice & Andonis Vassalos:

  • Every day of the week, there are charming markets taking places in the nearby towns, the most famous being Revel, and the largest one being Realmont
  • We are keen walkers therefore we have compiled a guide of more than 50 walks in the area and we are happy to lend you maps and guides.
  • If you like antiques or craft we will direct you to the local antiques shop and brocantes as a well as poters, cabinet makers, hat maker etc...
  • Our garden is constantly expending and so does our vegetable garden and orchard. We have more than 300 plants varietals in the garden and it is host to a lot of birds, so bring your binoculars!!
  • Our place is extremely relaxing, but if you really want to let go of your stress, we recommand that you book a massage with one of our therapist. Massage menu includes Thai traditional, Oil massage, Foot massage and Energetic draining massage
  • We love music especially baroque, so there will always be a nice selection of music playing in the restaurant. We also organise concerts in our neighbouring church from june to september
Points of interest
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"We had a very memorable 3 nights at Cuq last week (mid October). The place was completely charming and Philippe and Adonis superb hosts with so much attention to detail and delicious home made foods. On our last night the full house - including a birthday dinner party for 10 - rocked with a singalong on the pianola with Adonis."
October 2011
"A veritable jewel in South West France, Cuq en Terrasses has so much to offer. It's peaceful location on a hill top commands stunning views across farmland. It offers the opportunity of excursions into medieval villages and countryside most of it not at all touristy. During our 10 night stay we were welcomed warmly into Phillipe's and Andonis' domain who were keen to delight and entertain. The staff were equaly welcoming as was Noemi the dog and Duchesse the cat. Wonderful food, well stocked wine cellar, lovely breakfast and countryside charm. It is well worth seeking out the local wine growers to bring back some wine to remind you of your stay at Cuq en Terrasses."
August 2011

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Booking enquiries: Philippe Gallice & Andonis Vassalos
+33 (0)5 63 82 54 00 (landline)

  • 3 Doubles
  • 3 Twin/doubles
  • 2 Suites for 2
Price:(i) 85 to205 per night

Singles €75-€115. Dinner, B&B €86-€144 per person. Extra bed/sofabed €20 per person per night.

Booking info:


Breakfast €15. Snacks available. Hosted dinner €36; book ahead. Wine €14-€25.


20 October to 15 April.


Cuq le Château, 81470 Cuq Toulza, Tarn

Hotel 3 Double rooms
Price: (i) 85 to 125 per night
Hotel 3 Twin/double rooms
Price: (i) 95 to 165 per night
Hotel 2 Suites, each sleeping 2
Price: (i) 160 to 205 per night
Booking enquiries: Philippe Gallice & Andonis Vassalos
+33 (0)5 63 82 54 00 (landline)