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Welcome to the 'Château des Ducs de Joyeuse' - Hotel near Carcassonne
The Rooms

Authentic atmosphere in a Renaissance scenery
The Restaurant

A Gourmet stop at « La Cour des Ducs »

Majestic rooms with monumental fireplaces
The Surroundings

Heritage and preserved nature
Contact & Access

"An unusual journey to the edge of the Aude"
Myth, Legend et Enigma

Duke Anne de Joyeuse
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The story of a castle
in the heart of the Cathar country

Not far from Couiza, once upon a time…the Joyeuse…

At the beginning the castle was the alliance of the Voisin family with the Ducs de Joyeuse. From this wedding was born the Castle between 1540 and 1560.

A unique castle hotel

The spirit of the Duc Anne de Joyeuse, sweetheart of the king Henri III, and fond of big celebrations, has certainly participated in the rebirth of the Castle as an elegant Hotel in the beginning of the 21st century.