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Chateau des Ducs de Joyeuse

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Allee Georges Roux, 11190 Couiza, France
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a long drive down from Paris we could not have hoped for a better welcome than the tree lined drive leading to an exquisite turreted chateau. The warm glow of the courtyard and diners enjoying the amazing menu of intricately prepared dishes under the night sky. Our 4-night stay included long alfresco buffet breakfasts followed by day trips to... More

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duc2joyeuse, Propriétaire at Chateau des Ducs de Joyeuse, responded to this review

Dear Madam, Dear Sir, Thank you for taking the time to share your impressions with us following your stay. We are very sensible to your enthousiastic comments and are happy that you enjoyed your holiday in our beautiful castle. We sincerely hope to welcome you on another occasion and send you our best wishes. Yours sincerely. Isabelle & Vincent Nourrisson More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Chateau des Ducs de Joyeuse as part of a two week cycling trip crossing the Pyrenees from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean. Over that two weeks, this hotel was he best that we stayed in. The rooms were spacious and had all facilities you would expect including WiFi, the pool area was very stylish, the grounds... More

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duc2joyeuse, Propriétaire at Chateau des Ducs de Joyeuse, responded to this review

Dear Madam, Dear Sir, Thank you for taking the time to share your impressions with us following your stay. We are very sensible to your enthousiastic comments and are happy that you enjoyed your holiday in our beautiful castle. We sincerely hope to welcome you on another occasion and wish you a pleasant summer. Yours sincerely. Isabelle & Vincent Nourrisson More

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In particular the Restaurant and Wine selection was excellent, we both enjoyed the Fois Gras particularly but the Lamb was quite exceptional and the best we have ever experienced. Similarly the wine list was extensive and local with excellent recommendations from the sommelier. Quit the best restaurant experience we have had in France for many years...

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duc2joyeuse, Propriétaire at Chateau des Ducs de Joyeuse, responded to this review

Dear Madam, Dear Sir, Thank you for taking the time to share your impressions with us following your stay. We are very sensible to your enthousiastic comments and are happy that you enjoyed your dinner at our Restaurant La Cour de Ducs. We sincerely hope to welcome you on another occasion and wish you a pleasant summer. Yours sincerely. Isabelle... More

Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We recently stayed 4 days here and thought it was wonderful. The staff were very attentive and whilst our room was not the biggest, was furnished accordingly to its historical setting. Biggest plus for us was the wines, especially the white wines of the region recommended by the hotel owner. The food was great although the menu could be changed... More

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duc2joyeuse, Propriétaire at Chateau des Ducs de Joyeuse, responded to this review

Dear Sir,Madam, Thank you for taking the time to share your impressions with us following your stay. We are very sensible to your enthousiastic comments and are happy that you enjoyed your holiday in our beautiful castle. According the coffee for the breakfast, we have taken good note of all your comments; For the menus, the chef cooks fresh and... More

Porto Alegre, RS
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the best castles transformed into a hotel in which I was (and I've been hosted in several). The place is fabulous for those who love history that every stone castle speech and each room is particularly spacious and welcoming. Since the path leading to the entrance of the hotel, surrounded by majestic old trees, the whim of the... More

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duc2joyeuse, Propriétaire at Chateau des Ducs de Joyeuse, responded to this review

Dear Madam, Thank you for taking the time to share your impressions with us following your stay. We are very sensible to your enthousiastic comments and are happy that you enjoyed your holiday in our beautiful castle. We sincerely hope to welcome you on another occasion and wish you a pleasant summer. Yours sincerely. Isabelle & Vincent Nourrisson More

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

This chateau is a medieval castle with a fine courtyard. However, the rooms are small and dark. That is how the castle was built. The food is excellent and so is the service. The swimming pool is modern and designer built.

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Tokyo, Japan
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This is a superbly restored medieval château which oozes character. We didn't stay so can't comment on the accommodation but ate lunch at the restaurant. Good food if a little salty which seemed to be the case for all options. (hence the four star rating) and superb service. Try the Cotes du Thongues for your main course wine and the... More

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Dear Sir, Thank you for taking the time to share your impressions with us following your lunch. We are very sensible to your enthousiastic comments and are happy that you enjoyed the moment of your lunch. We sincerely hope to welcome you on another occasion and wish you a pleasant summer. Yours sincerely. Isabelle & Vincent Nourrisson More

Tuchan, France
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We celebrated our wedding surrounded by all our friends and family, taking over the entire hotel. The management and staff could not have been more helpful, their attention to detail was second to none and the entire event passed without a hitch - except for us getting hitched of course. I can highly recommend this hotel to anyone, whether you... More

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duc2joyeuse, Propriétaire at Chateau des Ducs de Joyeuse, responded to this review

Dear Nick and Christine, Thank you for taking the time to share your impressions with us following your wedding. We are very sensible to your enthousiastic and laudatory comments. Your celebration at the castle was a real success thanks to the great participation of yourself and your wonderful guests. We look forward to welcoming you next year at the same... More

Palm Springs, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This magical property in the midi-Pyrenees is something travelers dream about. It is at once charming and comfortable; posh but not pretentious. People talk about the ambiance, and with good reason, but the food is quite extraordinary. Unfortunately we were only able to stay one night at the Chateau, but the memories of that visit will last a lifetime. Or,... More

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Dear sir, Thank you for taking the time to share your impressions with us following your stay. We are very sensible to your enthousiastic comments and are happy that you enjoyed your holiday in our beautiful castle. We sincerely hope to welcome you on another occasion and wish you a pleasant summer. Yours sincerely. Isabelle & Vincent Nourrisson More

Nimes France
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40 reviews 40 reviews
16 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

When you like to understand french history you also have to visit Rennes le chateau. Before going there i advise you to stay the night before in Chateau des Duc de joyeuse. The perfect environment to prepare yourself.

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Dear Sir, Thank you for taking the time to share your impressions with us following your stay. We are very sensible to your enthousiastic comments and are happy that you enjoyed your holiday in our beautiful castle. We sincerely hope to welcome you on another occasion and wish you a pleasant summer. Yours sincerely. Isabelle & Vincent Nourrisson More

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Address: Allee Georges Roux, 11190 Couiza, France
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Location: France > Languedoc-Roussillon > Aude > Couiza
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Chateau des Ducs de Joyeuse 3*
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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
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An imposing castle with a striking silhouette; a square building that opens into 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. ... more   less 
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