Day 6 - Occitanie Sud de France : winegrower for a day and dream stay at Château de Mercuès

On September 17th, the two bloggers Benoît Lefèvre and Stéphanie White continue their adventures in Occitanie Sud de France in the Dordogne Valley (Lot). On this 6th day of the Bloggers Challenge #FranceIntotheVineyard, they were able to put themselves in the shoes of a winegrower and end the day in style at Château de Mercuès. Keep reading to find out more!

A memorable day in the vineyard

Today, the two bloggers took part in the grape harvest and were able to put themselves in the shoes of a winemaker. The work of a winegrwoer is difficult and this activity allowed them to appreciate the knowledge and expertise of the extraordinary men and women who produce wine.

After lunch, they performed a tasting challenge testing the following senses: smell, touch and hearing. This challenge allowed them to taste delicious wines in a fun and surprising way.

For the evening, Stephanie and Benoit settled at the Château de Mercuès. This castle with eight centuries of existence is full of secrets. Located on a rocky promontory, it offers a breathtaking view. The guest bloggers were able to meet in this incredible atmosphere linking the wonders of history to gastronomy for a challenge that everyone wants to experience: a dinner with the chef of a starred restaurant. A great Malbec wine from Cahors and exquisite dishes are definitely on the menu! This beautiful busy day ended with a peaceful night in the cozy rooms of this castle.

Fine dining at Château de Mercuès

View of Château Mercuès

A stroll in the city of Cahors

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If you heard about Cahors it's probably through its wine. But have you ever visited the city? 😌 Believe me it's worth it! Cahors is the capital of the Lot department in Southwestern France 🇫🇷 The famous wine of Cahors has been exported through Bordeaux since the Middle Ages a while ago before the Bordeaux area started to make wine! I loved to have a walk and get lost in the tiny streets of the medieval part of the city 😁 I had to take a 📷shot when I saw that picturesque spot... A little café close to the oldest house of the city! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Please swipe ◀️ to see other pictures of Cahors including of course the famous Valentré Bridge built in the 14th century 😉 You'll see more pictures of the bridge in my stories. Don't forget to participate to the contest to have a chance to win and visit Cahors by yourself 😉😉😉 you can register via the hyperlink on my bio's profile! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Si vous avez déjà entendu parler de Cahors c'est très probablement grâce à la renommée de son 🍷vin. 😉 Mais avez-vous déjà visité la ville? Cahors est la capitale du département du Lot dans le Sud-ouest de la France. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ J'ai beaucoup aimé me ballader et flâner dans la partie mediévale de la ville ☺️ Quand je suis passé devant la plus vieille maison de la ville et que j'ai vu cette jolie terrasse de café, j'ai tout de suite sorti mon 📷appareil photo! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ N'hésitez pas à faire défiler les photos ◀️ afin de voir d'autres photos de Cahors incluant évidemment celle du Pont Valentré construit au 14e siècle et qui est aujourd'hui le symbole de la ville 😉 Si vous ne l'avez pas déjà fait, inscrivez vous au concours sur le site Internet d'Atout France. Vous trouverez le lien dans la bio de mon profil instagram! Bonne chance! @francefr @Tourisme_en_occitanie @LotVignoble @tourismelotetgaronne

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