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Luxury Hotel Carcassonne

Luxury castle in the medieval city of Carcassonne

Le Château des Ducs de Joyeuse welcomes you in an authentic Renaissance atmosphere, blending character of the yesteryear with modern design and equipment. Located near Carcassonne, this luxury castle has its own medieval charm, with its towers and its courtyard. Inside this courtyard you can make a gourmet stop at “La Cour des Ducs” a gastronomic restaurant with a menu made of fresh and local products cooked by our Chef Paul Guilhem. After your awakening, you’ll be able to eat a delightful breakfast in the same spirit of the restaurant, gourmet and fresh. We also advice you about activities around the castle during your stay, sports, family activities or even wine tasting  are available at less than one hour’s drive. If you want to live an experience of greatness and history, the Château des Ducs de Joyeuse is made for you. 

Unique and voluptuous stay in Cathar Country

The Cathar Country is a region full of mysteries, witness of a rich history, this territory has an outstanding range of landscapes, natural and cultural sites. Beyond this, the Aude department is also knowns for its gastronomy and the richness of its wines. You can discover all of this, with one course called “La Route des Vins” (The Wine Trail), it will make you travel all of the landscapes of the Cathar Country, between mountains and sea, tastes French deep flavored wines. When you’ll return to your room at the luxury “Château des Ducs de Joyeuse” after a long day of visiting the Cathar Country, you’ll find peace, warmness and luxury in an historical castle with an undeniable charm. To restore you before you’ll sleep in a Renaissance bed, our restaurant will propose you traditional and fresh meals served with a fine wine of our region. 

Carcassonne, a Unesco World Heritage

During your stay in our luxury “Château des Ducs de Joyeuse” don’t miss the chance to visit one of the beautiful remains of the Middle-Age, Carcassonne. Overlooking the valley of the Aude department, Carcassonne is a medieval city with thick battlements, 52 towers and a lot of history. Through the ages, the city of Carcassonne is now a must-go-to in Aude for its architecture first, but also for its gastronomy and its shops. By its location, the “Château des Ducs de Joyeuse” is a good luxury hotel to stay if you want to visit Carcassonne and the Cathar Country.