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Chateau des Ducs de Joyeuse

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Allee Georges Roux, 11190 Couiza France
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  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Bienvenue au Château des Ducs de Joyeuse à Couiza en Pays Cathare, aux portes de la Haute Vallée de l’Aude ! Nous serons heureux de vous accueillir dans notre château du 16ème siècle, classé monument historique ! Ici le passé rencontre le présent, vous serez immergé.e dans un décor authentique médiéval et Renaissance tout en profitant d’un confort moderne et contemporain. Choisissez parmi les 34 chambres climatisées avec vue sur le parc ou notre cour Renaissance et vivez une expérience unique en plein cœur du Pays Cathare. Déambulez dans le Château et sa cour intérieure, prenez du temps au bar situé dans une de nos 4 tours, ou bien dans la chapelle du château aujourd’hui caveau destiné au vin et aux produits locaux Vous croiserez très certainement des œuvres contemporaines ou classiques choisies par les propriétaires des lieux. La nature, l’espace et la détente sont omniprésents avec le fleuve Aude qui longe le château, le parc arboré, la piscine, le tennis et toutes les activités alentours que nous pourrons vous conseiller (oenotourisme, sports en extérieur, châteaux cathares, randonnées à pied et à vélo, …) Vivez aussi une expérience gustative au Restaurant La « Cour des Ducs » ! La cuisine réalisée par notre chef Arnaud Villiez est généreuse, goûteuse et revisite la tradition. Il privilégie les produits locaux, souvent bio. La carte des vins est riche des plus belles bouteilles de notre terroir. Vous dégusterez ses plats dans la salle voûtée, récemment rénovée ou bien sur la très belle et unique cour intérieure de style Renaissance. Ici peut aussi être le lieu de vos événements professionnels ou grands événements personnels dans une des 3 salles majestueuses du château. (la demeure peut être privatisée) Tout est sourire, hospitalité, sérénité des lieux, et qualité des services. A très vite au Château entièrement équipé en Wi-Fi ! Isabelle & Vincent Nourrisson & toute l’équipe du Château des Ducs de Joyeuse
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Free parking
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Electric vehicle charging station
Secured parking
Wifi
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Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fence around pool
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Breakfast buffet
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Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Hiking
Tennis court
Bicycle tours
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Highchairs available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Banquet room
Meeting rooms
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Shared lounge / TV area
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
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Cheflizzie wrote a review Aug 2020
Mumbai, India186 contributions74 helpful votes
Lovely Chateau in the middle of this little village. Dining area in a central courtyard. Great service and the food was delicious. Out room was off a circular staircase which was very quaint. The room was was quite dark and somber, but clean and large. Staff were charming and took good care of us. We stopped here on our way to Cannes and to visit Carcassone
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Response from Vincent Nourrisson, Directeur général at Chateau des Ducs de Joyeuse
Responded 16 Aug 2020
Dear Cheflizzie, Thank you for taking the time to post your enthousiastic review. We wish you a very pleasant stay in Cannes and hope to welcoming you again soon. Yours sincerely. Isabelle & Vincent Nourrisson
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shane n wrote a review Nov 2019
NC232 contributions106 helpful votes
An authentic medieval castle like experience . A first class restaurant and bar is also part of this experience. Back rooms overlook the Aude river. Don't expect to handle your luggage ( even hand luggage) as the stairs are all original stone...wodnerfully uneven.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Response from Vincent N, Propriétaire at Chateau des Ducs de Joyeuse
Responded 2 Nov 2019
Dear shane n, Thank you very much for sharing your experience at the Chateau and for your great review. We hope to welcome you again next season and remain, Yours sincerely. Isabelle & Vincent Nourrisson
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512Dick wrote a review Oct 2019
Saint Johnsbury, Vermont311 contributions125 helpful votes
This boutique hotel is definitely unique, a castle which was built in 1540. What a thrill for us to be able to stay in such a wonderful facility. There are no elevators, so it was a good climb up the 59 steps to our floor, but we welcomed the experience and exercise. The steps are also unique as they are within one of the four turrets of the castle. They go around and around.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Response from Vincent N, Propriétaire at Chateau des Ducs de Joyeuse
Responded 17 Oct 2019
Dear 512Dick, We are pleased to read your review and happy you enjoyed your stay in our Historic Monument. Hopefully you'll be back one day ! Yours sincerely. Isabelle & Vincent Nourrisson
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Colin H wrote a review Oct 2019
Isle of Lewis, United Kingdom40 contributions13 helpful votes
This is a beautiful hotel and it was great to stay in a 17 centenary chateau and the staff were on the whole very welcoming. However due to being a listed building it does not have lifts and the main way to the bedrooms is via a spiral staircase with uneven steps, 56 to the top floor. Other steps throughout the building are also of various depths which all combines to make it difficult for anyone unsteady on there legs to get about. Had a top floor room with looked to have been the servants quarters at one time as was quite small although understand that other rooms on other floors were much larger. The food was posh french and good quality well presented but left me feeling unsatisfied by the quantity. Overall a nice place to stay but keep in mind the steps.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Response from Vincent N, Propriétaire at Chateau des Ducs de Joyeuse
Responded 11 Oct 2019
Dear Colin H, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at the Chateau. The castle is a listed historical monument and there is obviously no elevator available. Regarding the rooms you can choose next time on our website larger rooms with different views for different prices. We are glad you enjoyed your dinner and hope to welcoming you again, on the 1st floor... Yours sincerely. Isabelle & Vincent Nourrisson
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SemperteFallant wrote a review Sep 2019
Solihull, United Kingdom179 contributions96 helpful votes
Sturdy square-built 16th Century château converted to a hotel about 20 years ago, in nice grounds down to the River Aude and having its own swimming pool (fortunately the weather turned hot and we were able to make use of it). The attractive courtyard is given over to tables for an extension to the restaurant or bar, and we reached our first floor room via an old stone staircase in the corner. Our room was immaculately decorated, with a comfortable bed, adequate storage and was just about large enough for a one or two night stay: the towers contain the rather larger and much more expensive rooms. We were a captive audience as far as breakfast was concerned, and it was very good, but over-priced at €16 per head.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Response from Vincent N, Propriétaire at Chateau des Ducs de Joyeuse
Responded 22 Sep 2019
Dear SemperteFallant, We thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience at the Château. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you again soon. Yours sincerely. Isabelle & Vincent Nourrisson
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PRICE RANGE
US$104 - US$290 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
FranceOccitanieAudeCouiza
NUMBER OF ROOMS
34
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Frequently Asked Questions about Chateau des Ducs de Joyeuse
Which popular attractions are close to Chateau des Ducs de Joyeuse?
Nearby attractions include Rennes le chateau (2.1 km), Musee des Dinosaures 'Dinosauria' (3.2 km), and Eglise Sainte-Marie-Madeleine (2.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Chateau des Ducs de Joyeuse?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Chateau des Ducs de Joyeuse?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Chateau des Ducs de Joyeuse?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Chateau des Ducs de Joyeuse?
Conveniently located restaurants include Le marin d'eau douce, Petanque et Poulet Bicyclette, and Le Jardin de Marie.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Chateau des Ducs de Joyeuse?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and locker rooms available in the fitness centre during their stay.
Is Chateau des Ducs de Joyeuse located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Couiza.
Are pets allowed at Chateau des Ducs de Joyeuse?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Chateau des Ducs de Joyeuse offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Chateau des Ducs de Joyeuse?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, and German.
Are there any historical sites close to Chateau des Ducs de Joyeuse?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Musee Berenger Sauniere (2.1 km) and Tour Magdala (2.1 km).