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Chateau des Ducs de Joyeuse

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Allee Georges Roux, 11190 Couiza, France
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Tokyo, Japan
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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 1 week ago

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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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

Denver, CO
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Ilkley
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118 reviews 118 reviews
21 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Two nights here made for a splendid start to a week in the region and you really do live in a castle. Our room was the honeymoon suite and very atmospheric... we ate both nights in the delightful courtyard, once just under cover and once fully outside. The Nourissons who own and run the place are delightful, as were all... 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. We sincerely hope to welcome you on another occasion and wish you a pleasant summer. Yours sincerely. Isabelle & Vincent Nourrisson More

Shizuoka, Japan
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took a room in the tower that has the thick wall and the wooden girders. The bar with the frescoes, the restaurant with the professional service especially about the regional wine. It's very comfortable.

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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

Grantown-on-Spey, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

I have just spent a fortnight at this hotel. It was a real delight. It is full of genuine charm and character as you would expect from a Medieval chateau, tastefully decorated in appropriate style, with comfortable modern bathrooms. With walls several feet thick, the Chateau was a beautifully cool place to return to during the hot weather – no... More

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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 next spring and wish you a pleasant summer. Yours sincerely. Isabelle & Vincent Nourrisson More

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I am just back from spending a week in this hotel having never stayed there before. I don't normally write reviews but I wanted to counter some of the comments left by a couple of recent reviewers. This is a unique and lovely hotel. It is a genuine historic castle and that is still obvious when you stay there -... 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 holidayy 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
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We stayed for two nights on honeymoon, having married in the Languedoc the previous weekend. We know the region well, owning a flat in a chateau nearby in Capestang, so we're delighted to find a similar offering in Cathare country. The positives - a characterful fort with interesting history and a gorgeous courtyard and location next to the river. Lovely... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Disappointing managment of the castle... a lovely place, great estate, but badly manage. Check-in was all but firendly, unlucky that the room heater was nois all-night long...and i sufered a lack of hot water just before dinner...probably the price for being in a very nice old castle. Food is good but a bit like modern cuisine... i mean 30 g... More

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Thank you for taking the time to share your impressions with us following your stay. We have taken good note of all your comments and would like to inform you that we will do our best to improve the negative points and to upgrade the standard of our services. Concerning the heater noise and the lack of hot water, we... 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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