Château des Ducs de Joyeuse
Couiza, Languedoc-Roussillon






Isabelle & Vincent Nourrisson

« Stay in a Middle Age castle of courtly chivalry on the route of the Cathars »

Description of the establishment

An imposing castle with a striking silhouette; a square building that opens onto a courtyard, set in a lovely garden through which the river Aude flows. Built on the land of the Cathars, the castle bears the stamp of a place steeped in history. In the bedrooms of this 16th century listed building, a medieval atmosphere and modern comforts are skilfully combined. The same clever recipe works its magic in the reception rooms, the old chapel converted into a lounge and the dining rooms, where refined dishes await you. Others discover the Cathar castles and abbeys nearby.

Type of establishment
Hotel Restaurant
Services
Valet Parking Vegetable Garden Tranquillity Tennis Pool Animals Weddings Seminars Car Park
Internet Terminal, High-Speed Internet in rooms, Private Room Hire, Children’s Play Area, Babysitting (upon request), Cable / Satellite TV, TV, Safe, Valet Parking, WiFi, Porter
Activities
Spa Centre, Horse Riding (10 miles), Golf (40 miles), Driving Range, Kayak, Hot-Air Ballooning, Outdoor Pool, Beach - River, Hiking/Walking, Tennis, Thalassotherapy (10 miles)
Themes
Countryside, Village Centre, Vineyards
Owner
Isabelle &Vincent NOURRISSON
Spoken languages
German, Spanish, English
Annual closure of the hotel
Beginning of November to end of March
Book your table by phone
+33 (0) 4.68.74.23.50
Category
Hotel Restaurant
Bonne Table
Sincere cuisine stemming from the best products in the terroir. Basic and hearty, this cuisine has deep roots in its region.
Chef
Paul GUILHEM
Chef's specialities
Truite de Gesse en tartare, gingembre et pomme Granny guacamole et nachos au piment d’Espelette
Déclinaison d’agneau Catalan : noisette aux herbes, épaule confite et poitrine grillée
Crème caramélisée au basilic, fraises aux olives confites et sa crème glacée
Prices
Price of the menu 36 - 79 €
Average price à la carte 58 €
Price of the lunch menu 29 €
Price of the breakfast 16 €
Weekly closure of the restaurant
For lunch during the week.
Location Château des Ducs de Joyeuse
Address
Allée Georges Roux

Couiza ( 11190 )
Airport
Carcassonne-Salvaza (35 miles)
Train station
Carcassonne (40 miles)
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Allée Georges Roux
Couiza 11190 fr
Château des Ducs de Joyeuse
4.4 252 Very good
Château des Ducs de Joyeuse
Voyage tourisme
4.1
Excellent service tant au château qu'au Resto. Tres bon repas et plat bien travaillés. Chambres un peu petites
Château des Ducs de Joyeuse
Romantic Chateau Stay
4.3
Fantastic place to stay and gave us the romantic trip we wanted. Would thoroughly recommend the Chateau. The staff were great, food was lovely and the little village it occupied was very picturesque, lying in a valley in the mountains.
Château des Ducs de Joyeuse
Bravo
4.6
Merci à la dame du petit déjeuner très sympathique et disponible
Château des Ducs de Joyeuse
Fantastic food
4.8
Noisy breakfast set up if your windows are on the courtyard. Very noisy fan in room that needs replacing. Margerine at breakfast would be good for those of us that do not eat dairy. ONE OF THE BEST DINNERS EVER. A fantastic chef.
Château des Ducs de Joyeuse
An excellentbstay
4.7
All in All a terrific Stay. Staff were superb, couldn't do enough for us. The look of the Chateau from outside is amazing, inside, the standard rooms are a little plain but very comfortable, the larger rooms looked very impressive. Tea/coffee facilities would be a nice addition as would an English language TV channel. The bathroom was well laid out, clean and perfectly adequate. Breakfast was very good, although on a couple of occasions the pastries weren't as fresh as they could have been. The pool area, tennis court and grounds were a pleasure to be in - the pool in particular is excellent, with a very clean toilet and shower, maintained to the same high standard s as the rest of the hotel. Location, right on the bank of the river Aude is beautiful (mosquitoes are not a problem as the river is fast flowing here).
Château des Ducs de Joyeuse
Un accueil parfait
4.9
Un accueil parfait
Château des Ducs de Joyeuse
Une étape reposante.
4.9
S'il n'y avait qu'une seule chose à retenir du séjour ce serait la gentillesse du personnel. Merci pour ce service sans faille.
Château des Ducs de Joyeuse
Commentaire
4.4
Ce chateau a énormément de charme. L'accueil par les propriétaires est remarquablement convivial. La cuisine est une très belle surprise, surtout quand on essaie de trouver un restaurant digne de ce nom dans la région. Seul bémol: une climatisation serait la bienvenue quand les températures sont élevées.
Château des Ducs de Joyeuse
Bonne ambiance
3.6
Bonne ambiance
Château des Ducs de Joyeuse
Couiza: first visit.
4.4
We really enjoyed our stay. The setting in such an historic building was charming. This area of France is very special. We will be back!
Château des Ducs de Joyeuse
Living in luxury and beauty at a modest price
4.7
Classy, warm, friendly, elegant, superb dining, centrally located in the Languedoc area, easy to get to all the sights. Highly recommended.
Château des Ducs de Joyeuse
Stay in a real castle!
4.5
We had a lovely time in this charming place. We really did stay in a tower (!) which was splendid. The staff and service were superb and the food was nice and authentic.
Château des Ducs de Joyeuse
Wonderful chateau with great cuisine.
4.3
Wonderful chateau with great cuisine.
Château des Ducs de Joyeuse
South of France, beautiful Castle hotel.
4.7
Stunning. 5 stars!
Château des Ducs de Joyeuse
CAn't wait to go back
4.5
This is a brilliant hotel in fantastic setting, a real haven of peace and tranquility - coupled with amazing food at dinner
Château des Ducs de Joyeuse
Voyage tourisme
4.1
Excellent service tant au château qu'au Resto. Tres bon repas et plat bien travaillés. Chambres un peu petites
Château des Ducs de Joyeuse
Romantic Chateau Stay
4.3
Fantastic place to stay and gave us the romantic trip we wanted. Would thoroughly recommend the Chateau. The staff were great, food was lovely and the little village it occupied was very picturesque, lying in a valley in the mountains.
Château des Ducs de Joyeuse
Bravo
4.6
Merci à la dame du petit déjeuner très sympathique et disponible
Château des Ducs de Joyeuse
Fantastic food
4.8
Noisy breakfast set up if your windows are on the courtyard. Very noisy fan in room that needs replacing. Margerine at breakfast would be good for those of us that do not eat dairy. ONE OF THE BEST DINNERS EVER. A fantastic chef.
Château des Ducs de Joyeuse
An excellentbstay
4.7
All in All a terrific Stay. Staff were superb, couldn't do enough for us. The look of the Chateau from outside is amazing, inside, the standard rooms are a little plain but very comfortable, the larger rooms looked very impressive. Tea/coffee facilities would be a nice addition as would an English language TV channel. The bathroom was well laid out, clean and perfectly adequate. Breakfast was very good, although on a couple of occasions the pastries weren't as fresh as they could have been. The pool area, tennis court and grounds were a pleasure to be in - the pool in particular is excellent, with a very clean toilet and shower, maintained to the same high standard s as the rest of the hotel. Location, right on the bank of the river Aude is beautiful (mosquitoes are not a problem as the river is fast flowing here).
Château des Ducs de Joyeuse
Un accueil parfait
4.9
Un accueil parfait
Château des Ducs de Joyeuse
Une étape reposante.
4.9
S'il n'y avait qu'une seule chose à retenir du séjour ce serait la gentillesse du personnel. Merci pour ce service sans faille.
Château des Ducs de Joyeuse
Commentaire
4.4
Ce chateau a énormément de charme. L'accueil par les propriétaires est remarquablement convivial. La cuisine est une très belle surprise, surtout quand on essaie de trouver un restaurant digne de ce nom dans la région. Seul bémol: une climatisation serait la bienvenue quand les températures sont élevées.
Château des Ducs de Joyeuse
Bonne ambiance
3.6
Bonne ambiance
Château des Ducs de Joyeuse
Couiza: first visit.
4.4
We really enjoyed our stay. The setting in such an historic building was charming. This area of France is very special. We will be back!
Château des Ducs de Joyeuse
Living in luxury and beauty at a modest price
4.7
Classy, warm, friendly, elegant, superb dining, centrally located in the Languedoc area, easy to get to all the sights. Highly recommended.
Château des Ducs de Joyeuse
Stay in a real castle!
4.5
We had a lovely time in this charming place. We really did stay in a tower (!) which was splendid. The staff and service were superb and the food was nice and authentic.
Château des Ducs de Joyeuse
Wonderful chateau with great cuisine.
4.3
Wonderful chateau with great cuisine.
Château des Ducs de Joyeuse
South of France, beautiful Castle hotel.
4.7
Stunning. 5 stars!
Château des Ducs de Joyeuse
CAn't wait to go back
4.5
This is a brilliant hotel in fantastic setting, a real haven of peace and tranquility - coupled with amazing food at dinner