Hôtel Edward 1er

Monpazier, Dordogne
+33 (0)5 53 22 44 00

Handsome townhouse with pool and elegant rooms in perfectly preserved 13th-century village - further medieval bastides beckon


17 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

Pets welcome

The Experience

Arjan and Marije run this elegant 19th-century turreted townhouse with a loyal team – their chef has been with them for over a decade.

Breakfast is a continental spread with lashings of strong coffee – part buffet, part table service. Lunch is served on Thursday’s (market day) when you’ll be joined by plenty of locals. Stay in for dinner too – it’s served every night. Food is taken seriously here with herbs from the garden, local fruit and vegetables and fish from Bordeaux and Arcachon; everything is made here except for bread and ice cream, supplied by artisans.

You’re on the fringes of Monpazier, voted one of the most beautiful villages in France. After you have explored the fortified village – four sides set round the huge central square, the surrounding houses corbelled out with arches – further medieval bastides beckon: there are a dozen or so. Your hosts have prepared bicycle itineraries and can point out the best place to paddle a canoe. Retreat to comfortable rooms (upstairs and down) and lounge by the deep-blue pool.

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We think you'll love

  • Being on the doorstep of one of the most beautiful bastide towns
  • Hiring an electric bike and pootle-ing off around gentle paths
  • Browsing the Thursday market
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You should know

  • The pool isn't heated and is open from April to October
  • Lunch is served on Thursday's only (dinner every night)
  • There's no lift (though some bedrooms are on the ground floor)


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 3pm
Check out
11 November - 31 December, 1 January - 29 March.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Breakfast €12. Dinner €29.50-€39.50. Wine €19-€50.


Nightly price
from €67
Singles €65 - €118. Extra bed/sofabed available €22 - €29 per person per night.
11 Doubles
From €87
6 Twins
From €67



You can have it all at the Hôtel Edward 1er. The beautiful pool & elegant building convey luxury, yet the hotel has an unfussy & relaxed feel; the shops and restaurants of Monpazier are barely a 2-minute walk away but the hotel overlooks verdant countryside; the hustle & bustle of the famous weekly market (Thursday’s) is on your doorstep & yet the hotel and surrounding streets are calm and peaceful. Arjan & Marije are experienced hoteliers and it shows. They have created a lovely, unpretentious base for your Dordogne holiday in one of the most beautiful of France's medieval bastide towns.

Sarah, Sawday's Inspector

As lovely as it looks , the Edward 1er doesn't disappoint. The hotel is delightful with an excellent restaurant and high standards of friendly service all round. The location is perfect , just off the main square in Monpazier which is officially one the prettiest villages in France. Monpazier is buzzing with artists and artisans within its historic Bastide walls and beyond it there are many highly recommended sights to explore from caves to castles. A great place to stay in a great location.

Sue, London

This hotel is our favourite place to stay in this area. The hotel is very attractive with a very pretty swimming pool. It is a few minutes walk from Monpazier, a wonderful Bastide town with narrow streets and arches and a delight to explore. There is a market on Thursday mornings which has a great atmosphere. The owners of the hotel, Arjane and Marije are friendly and welcoming, as are their staff. The hotel is very well run. We ate in the restaurant on each night that we were there. The food is well presented and gastronomique. We can't wait to go back to this special hotel.

Linda, Newbury

We stayed on our way from Bergerac Airport. The hotel location is great for exploring the beautiful bastide village of Monpazier on foot. Also it is a short drive to Villereal, another bastide town worth visiting. We were made to feel welcome and our room was very comfortable. We were glad of the air conditioning as it was a hot night. Evening meal on the terrace was excellent, with a good choice of food and wine. Breakfast the following morning was also served outside with fresh fruit juice, breads and pastries and eggs cooked anyway you liked. We will definitely return.

Amanda, Shropshire

Impeccable. A perfect example of how a hotel should be run. Elegant chateau building. Comfortably luxurious. Attentive, friendly, relaxed and discreet owners and staff, for whom nothing is too much trouble. Excellent restaurant. Private parking. Situated in a quiet area of a beautiful Bastide town. You won't want to leave. You will certainly want to return - we have, several times.

Nigel, Exeter

We visited for just one night on our way to Carcassonne. The hotel was lovely, friendly staff, great room, super breakfast & all within walking distance of the beautiful village of Monpazier which has several shops, restaurants & bars within walking distance of the hotel. We will endeavour to return!

Martine, Shrewsbury

My wife and I spent a night at the Chateau Edward 1 at the end of March 2016; the building is very attractive and perfectly situated- with off road parking. Our room was impeccably furnished and was ensuite with power bath and turret dressing room. The restaurant provided first class food with attentive but never intrusive service. The same at breakfast. I would unhesitatingly recommend the Edward 1st as an excellent hotel offering a wonderful experience at a very reasonable price. Of all the hotels during the week, this was easily the best.


What a great hotel! The Dutch owners are friendly, helpful and a fount of local knowledge - but always the right side of professional too. Monpazier is a lively bastide, particularly on market day and a highlight of the holiday was coming across the Cepes market. we didn't buy, but it was fascinating to watch! the hotel owners are jappy to recommend places to eat and the hotel also owns a bistro in the village, which was good for the food and the people watching! I would definitely recommend the Edward Ier and hope we may be able to stay there again in the future.


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The neighbourhood

You're in one of the best spots in the Dordogne, surrounded by picture-perfect Bastide towns, and the Lascaux caves are close. Vineyards, truffle hunting and foodie markets are all around and the hotel are happy to help you plan itineraries and trips. There are footpaths and bridleways from the door for walking, cycling and horse riding. Beautiful at any time of the year, we recommend visiting in spring before the crowds.

Local points of interest from Arjan & Marije Capelle

  • Hotel Edward 1er is situated on the remparts of Monpazier in the south of the Dordogne, not far from the neighbouring departments of Lot et Garonne and the Lot . This area is often described as 'the Tuscany of France'.
  • Hotel-Restaurant Edward 1er is a very good starting point for diverse daytrips trought the beautiful area. In the Dordogne, every season has its own charm. Mild spring, warm summer and with the light here, a golden autumn.
  • The Périgord is the place if you like good food and wine, offering many gastronomic delights: foie gras, truffles, duck, trout, quail and game. We will be happy to help you organize trips to markets, farms and vineyards for winetasting.
  • The Dordogne is world famous for its prehistoric sites, such as the caves of Lascaux, Font de Gaumes and the renowned national museum of prehistory in Les Eyzies. It is easy to visit Les Eyzies and Caves of Lascaux from our hotel in Monpazier.
  • Castles of Biron, Castelnaud and Beynac. During the Middle Ages in which many fortified villages were built, including Domme and of course Monpazier, there were also castles built in Biron, Beynac and Castlenaud.
  • Into sports? How about renting a bike at the hotel? Or walking (several possibilities from 4 to 20 km). Play golf? Go horse riding? Go to an adventure parc in the trees? 4x4? The area is just made for it!


Arjan & Marije Capelle

Some people lounge beside the pool on their honeymoon; instead Arjan and Marije went hotel hunting on theirs. Now they are well established and have seamlessly extended into an adjoining building. They run a happy ship with a small team of loyal staff.