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L'Abbaye Chateau De Camon
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Camon
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 27, 2013

A simply wonderful two nights in a very special place with brilliant hosts, care and attention in all that they do, there should be a better rating than excellent for places such as this - perhaps some stars are required when one discovers such a gem. Peter and Katie made us so welcome as did Tina the dog, we took our well behaved little terrier with us and they all could not have been more charming. Tom the chef produced two of the most delicious and imaginative dinners and took into account a rather tricky diet problem that one of us had with no fuss and great aplomb. We simply cannot stop telling all our friends about this place, it is a hidden gem and they so deserve to do well.

Room Tip: We stayed in Lavande - a very pretty room overlooking the garden on the first floor
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 5, 2013

We have just returned from an amazing holiday staying in the L'Abbaye Chateau De Camon. It was a pleasure to stay in this very beautiful Chateau in the old village of Camon. The very friendly and welcoming hosts Peter & Katie made the stay even better giving attention to every detail. Their chef Tom has a menu that can compete with Michelin starred restaurants. All the staff are friendly and very helpful while respecting your privacy. If you have the opportunity we would highly recommend staying here. We look forward to returning again very soon. Amazing Chateau, hosts and menu.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 26, 2013

Had the most beautiful anniversary meal at L'Abbaye Chateau De Camon. Thought it may have been one of those hushed dining experiences where you only hear the cutlery touching down on the plate -not at all! It was the perfect combination - elegant surroundings, charming hosts and delicious food with the sound of chatter diners.

Katie & Peter shouldn't change a thing.

Thank you for a memorable anniversary

Room Tip: Didn't stay at L'Abbeye -only dined. The set menu was worth every cent- a real treat. If y...
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 14, 2013

Six years ago my fiance and I discovered this wonderful Chateau indirectly because I read a novel called Labyrinth by Kate Mosse set in the Langue D'Oc region. We we charmed by the history, the views and the peace of the place and the unassuming friendly service of the hosts Peter & Katie and their staff. Five years ago we had our magical wedding and reception there so we went back with a few of our friends to celebrate our 5th anniversary and remind ourselves how amazing the Chateau really is.
Don't expect to sign for meals or drinks or have a phone in your room this is not a formal hotel it is like staying at your favourite relatives where you are made to feel right at home. The exception being the amazing food produced by chef Tom Sleigh. The new style 5 course tasting menu is a delight and worthy of Michelin recommendation; no dietary requirement is too much trouble. we were a party of 7 with 4 different likes & dislikes!
Pater & Katie work their socks off to make sure you feel cosseted but not swamped. Drinks are very reasonable and the wine list divine. They will point you in the direction of the local vineyard suppliers (if you fancy a wine tour).
Camon is very small but the nearest town of Mirepoix is only 15 minutes away with plenty of bars and restaurants if you fancy something different. If you just want to chill then laze by the pool in the lush gardens and ask for the odd beer or too. You are steeped in Cathar history so if you can take a few drives around and see such wonders as Montsegur or the mountain passes then I would do so.
We are now planning our next visit for the end of the summer.

Room Tip: All the rooms are individual and yes you have to go up the medieval rotunda staircase but this adds...
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 14, 2013

I returned from my stay at the chateau yesterday - my second stay (previous stay 5 years ago) and it was absolutely stunning. Again. The lovely Katie and Peter could not have been more welcoming, friendly or accommodating. Tom's tasting menu was fantastic - and we had a mix of vegetarians, non met eaters and non fish eaters and we were all catered for. Katie and Peter go above and beyond in every way - from loaning me a pair of shoes to visit the local caves to some highly amusing practical jokes.. (Peter of course!). An amazing weekend. Great food, great place, great people.

Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 24, 2012

We only stayed for one night but loved the mix of style, informality and homeliness. You feel as if you are staying in something of historical importance but that is also a home. They haven't wiped away all the idiosyncrasies for the sake of comfort and that adds to the charm of the place. The food in the evening was outstanding. If I could add one thing it would be a second breakfast option of a croissant and a coffee for a cheaper price - it's all we needed after such a sumptuous feast the evening before.

Camon itself is small, pretty and well placed from which to explore.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 17, 2012

Sept 24-26, 2013

After a thrilling visit to the Grotte Niaux and a tour of Mirepoix, we found our way here in a remote region of Ariege and in the village of Camon. Katie and Peter Lawton has taken on the ambitious task of renovating an ancient abbey into a upscale hotel. Much of the abbey still remains to be restored, but the hotel part appears very authentic and leaves enough to the imagination of the 12th c Order still walking the wide corridors while we are asleep.
A big problem, here more than other hotels, is the lack of a lift. The twisting stone staircase is tricky to negotiate with the dim lighting (if you remember to turn it on). The steps are pie-slice shaped and cannot be taken casually. You should ask for the lower floor rooms.
Besides the dim lighting, there are few other significant niggles. My wife found a used Q-tip in the corner under the shower curtain next to the wall. Though gone the next day, a thorough housekeeper would not allow this to happen. Another important failing was the extremely poor water pressure through the shower head. The water just dribbled over the face of the shower head. I had to hold the handle of the head and let whatever water fall on me. I had two terrible showers. One other thing was a desk lamp light that would go on and off inexplicably.
On the positives, the room was very large with a large comfortable bed. The dinner at the hotel was like eating in a medieval castle room with a huge fireplace and a stuffed boar's head. The 5-course dinner at 42€ was tasty and very satisfying. We did not try the 18€ breakfast.
The village of Camon is tiny with only a sundry shop selling coffee, pastries, and groceries. No other shop seemed open except for the home of a very kind and hospitable couple, Paul and Cassandra Einstein. Within their house, she runs an artist studio and gallery.
This was an experience ones needs to try once in a lifetime.

Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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Address: L'abbaye Chateau de Camon, 09500 Camon, France
Location: France > Occitanie > Ariege > Camon
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Bar / Lounge
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Camon
Number of rooms: 6
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l`Abbaye Chateau De Camon Hotel Camon

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