Baby, Toddler and Child Friendly Holidays in South West France


Food. Time to indulge!

The Lot is renowned for its Gastronomy, it has its own magazine Bonne Table du lotand is proud of its tradition and heritage when it comes to food and wine.

Eating out is an experience in itself and children are always welcome.

La Recreation

A firm favourite and one that many of our returning Pagelians go back to year after year after year.

It is set on the edge of a medieval village 10 minutes from Pagel in an old school house and is run by Noel who speaks very good English. The food is almost as good as Le Gindreau but the atmosphere is more relaxed as you sit outside under the Wisteria or open sided barn and choose from a fantastic menu of four courses. They offer children’s set menu which they serve with your starter and they deliver fresh chicken breast and chips with ketchup so the little ones are happy as you enjoy a gastronomic experience.

It is just the most perfect place to have a long lazy lunch or a beautiful venue for an evening meal.

Booking is essential. Tel: 05 6522 8808

Le Gindreau

Our local Michelin star restaurant and one of the Bonne tables du Lot top restaurants to visit. Le Gindreau is only15 minutes drive from Pagel and is set on the edge of a medieval village set facing west with beautiful sunsets it is the perfect place to sit and have a glass of champagne as you choose from the amazing menu. Eating here is an experience in itself with the Sommelier looking like Peter Ustinov and the Owners wife so graceful almost floating as she glides effortlessly through ensuring all is well.

The food is our of this world as are the wines and it is the perfect place for Dinner” a deux” however they do have a children’s menu as the French often bring their little ones out for meals in restaurants such as this.

Booking is essential.

Some more fabulous restaurants and eateries

  • St Medard De Catus – Le Gindreau. Tel: 0565 36 22 27
    An amazing experience not to be missed – must book.
  • Les Arques – La Recreation
    Tel: 0565 228808
    Fantastic food in an old school, five course mouthwatering experience and they positively encourage you to bring the children by providing chips and ketchup whilst you eat
    Lobster ravioli..! Must book!
  • Peyrilles – Restaurant Mourgues
    Tel: 0565 310105
    Ten minutes drive. Good local cuisine in a lovely village.
  • Cazals – Auberge de la Place
    Tel: 0565 228696
  • Route Cahors – Chateau Mercues
    Relais ET Chateaux tel:0565200001
    Very smart, quite expensive.
  • Cahors – La Vinois
    Tel: 0565 305360
    Superb modern food, a special night out!! Excellant
  • Salviac – La Casserole
    Tel: 0565 415787
    Traditional bistro in gorgeous village. Good food.
  • Cahors – Le Marche
    Tel: 0565 352727
    Fantastic light and modern restaurant in the market square.
  • St Denis Catus – Le Claux
    Tel: 0565 215410
    Good local auberge ideal for families as has a garden basic menu.
  • Domme – Auberge de la Rode
    Tel: 0553 283697
    Lovely place for a leisurely lunch, excellent garlic soup. Very child friendly.
  • St Cirq Lapopie – Le Gourmet Quercynois
    Tel: 0565 312234
    Elegant meal in a lovely place, top village to visit.
  • Montpazier – Hotel Londres
    Tel: 0553 226064
    Good food, very child friendly, great for sitting outside in a Bastide village (very famous).
  • Caix – Le Capitaine
    A wonderful riverside Auberge local restaurant with canoeing next door. A wonderful setting and great food, little ones can run and play.
  • Padirac – Auberge De Mathieu
    Tel: 0565 336468
    Super place for lunch on a trip to the Gouffre De Padirac.
  • Catus – The Auberge in Catus
    Tel: 0565 238227
    Only 5 minutes down the road, grilled meat a speciality, good with little ones.
  • Cahors – Cuisine Cote Sud
    This is a very special shop – It produces the finest French food and delicacies and you can take away, whether you require a main course only or starter, main and dessert. We used the take away facility for a special News Years function here at Pagel and the food was outstanding – just reheat for serving.
    When you arrive at the shop just choose from a deli type counter for your starter, main and dessert. Bring the restaurant to your gite. No baby sitters, no cooking total relaxation with fine foods. Self-catering in a new way.

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Pagel is a once in a lifetime find. High class relaxation, in a friendly and safe environment with beautiful surroundings. The Pagel crew have thought of everything to ensure that the parents have just as good a time as the kids. On arriving recently for our second time, my husband said, 'it's good to be home'. I second that and can't wait to return. (and we never go back to the same place twice!) Well done Pagel crew, we 'heart' you.

Brian, Lindsay and Luke (5) - July 2016

Brian, Lindsay and Luke (5) - July 2016