A wonderful holiday awaits you at this charming and authentic Pyrenean Château.
There has been a building of historical importance on this site since the 15th century.
Today the elevation of the Fountains Of Escot as seen from the
, with the awe inspiring crest towards
behind, remains one of the most imposing buildings in the valley.
The Fountains Of Escot as a hotel has a long established tradition of welcoming humble pilgrims, on the
Way of St James
, who then as now found rest and refuge.
The nobility also came here keen to experience the healing qualities of the
Thermal Spa Station
and mineral waters.
Over the passage of time the building grew and thus different parts are representative of succeeding eras, it is certainly a house with a few stories to tell!
The metre thick outer walls and some of the most important inner walls were constructed using river stone.
The tall «pigeonnier» tower facing North and West also enhances the architectural character.
Fountains Of Escot Today
Today, after the long closure of the hotel, we are little by little trying to restore the building to make what was once rather an institution into a family home, B&B, gites and activity group holiday location.
We operate under the ethos of agro tourism which means that where possible
sometimes including fruit from our own orchard and the delicious
fresh from our river.
As our name «Les Fontaines» implies, the water springs and the
are integral to the essence and very existence of this place.
From your room you will hear the gentle rushing of the river or the distant tinkling of cow bells.
Walking in the meadows and river banks you will be delighted by the smells of wild mint and marjoram.
Clear skies at night reveal an array of constellations which are especially stunning because of our lack of light pollution.
After dark you may also be lucky enough to hear our
calling from the pigionnier.