30 Jan--2 Feb, except 1 week at end Oct. Restaurant closed Sun night except July/Aug.
Salon, bar, restaurant; 2 function rooms. Terrace; small garden.
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Room EUR72--EUR105, Suite EUR145. Breakfast: EUR10.50, Lunch menu EUR25, other menus EUR34-EUR74.
Good Hotel Guide Review
This old red-roofed building has been extended from the original village auberge where produce was weighed, hence the name; the weighbridge still stands outside. Now a popular restaurant-with-rooms, it is in a pretty hilltop village amid the rolling country of the Midi-Pyrenees, south-east of Toulouse. Its panoramic terrace looks over the Plaine du Lauragais to the distant snowy Pyrenees and the Montagne Noire: summer meals are served here; at dinner you watch the sun set. In the restaurant, which also enjoys the views, scales, weights and measures are displayed. Owner/chef Claude Taffarello prides himself on his “cuisine gastronomique inventive”, using local seasonal produce. Try the lobster fricassee or the roast duckling fillet. Decor is a mix of rustic and contemporary. All of the recently renovated bedrooms have air-conditioning, mini-bar and free Wi-fi. Some rooms face the countryside, others the village (the larger rooms are in the front; rear rooms are quietest).