Built during the reign of Charles VIII in a region of outstanding natural beauty, the Chateau de la Caze castle has been turned into a hotel of great distinction. All the rooms are furnished in 15th century style with tapestries and painted ceilings. You can dream of the past in front of the large open fire place or be enchanted by the wild scenery on the terrace.
As one drives along the D907 “Gorges du Tarn” Road and arrives at a point some 5km northeast of La Malene, a modest roadsign announces the imminent presence of the Hotel de la Caze. And then, on turning a corner, La Caze comes into view. It is resplendent with towers befitting Rapunzel, and could be straight out of a fairytale. Still with the original cobblestone upper floor, this hotel today, amazingly, fully maintains the ambiance of the 15th century.
“The views of Chateau de la Caze looked fantastic and I couldn’t believe that the reality would be even better but it was! The location is absolutely stunning and our room on the first floor of the chateau had breathtaking views over the Tarn Gorges.” – William J (USA)
you’ll get no better rate elsewhere
Gorges du Tarn
The Valley of the Tarn is sure to captivate anyone who is at all interested in nature. One can hire canoes and gently paddle downstream, or rent a motorized boat complete with boatman who will “drive” you upstream. If you understand French the added bonus will be an interesting commentary about this valley which is one of the prettiest in Europe. Often, as you look up, the road will seem to be clinging right on to the cliffside!
Explore some of the villages that are little changed since the 15th century, enjoy the splendid cuisine bourgeoise served at the small roadside restaurants along the valley, and wash this down with wines that are very often produced in vineyards only a kilometer or two from where you are drinking them.
The Millau Viaduct is a cable-stayed road-bridge that spans the valley of the River Tarn near Millau in the Aveyron. Designed by architect Sir Norman Foster, in collaboration with French bridge engineer Michel Virlogeux, it is the highest vehicular bridge in the world, with one pier’s summit at 343 metres (1,125 ft) – slightly taller than the Eiffel Tower and only 38 m (125 ft) shorter than the Empire State Building …. and only 35 miles from hotel Chateau de la Caze.