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4-star hotel at the gates of Carcassonne

In this 18th century building, renovated over 3 and a half years by Cathy and Eric, you will be warmly welcomed for your holidays in Occitanie with family or friends. Less than an hour from Toulouseand the beaches of the Gulf of Roussillon, 3/4 hours from Narbonne, in its green setting, while being at heart of the village and its shops, the Château de Palaja is also the ideal place to organize a weekend or a romantic getaway, a stopover evening or a business seminar in Cathar country !

Like a guest house or a gîte, Cathy and Eric and their loyal team pay particular attention to your welcome and to your well-being throughout your stay, in compliance with the rules of the art in health matters. 

The Château de Palaja, 4-star hotel with parking near Carcassonne has 6 comfortable suites (between 50 and 70 m²) for 3 people or 4 people or 5 people and 6 spacious rooms (between 20 and 50 m²) for 2 people, all air-conditioned. The team also puts at your disposal, for any direct reservation, a wide range of services and high-end equipment in an all-inclusive formula. ): outdoor swimming pool, sauna, fitness room and free parking with charging station for electric cars. The Château's different seasonal options will allow you to enjoy, at reasonable prices, a full breakfast and moments of conviviality around an aperitif enhanced with local products and wines from producers in the region.

To allow you to appreciate the local gastronomy, the bistronomic restaurant "S Comme" will welcome you on site for an unforgettable dinner, unless you prefer to taste one of the "discovery snack" of the hotel comfortably seated in an air-conditioned room or in the private garden of the Château.

In this beautiful 4-star hotel near Carcassonne, you will be captivated by its green spaces and by the remarkable trees of its park which invite you to relaxation and meditation. Also let yourself be tempted by a personalized massage session or by cycling, hiking or horse riding excursions departing from the Château.

Finally, to ensure that your vehicle is safe throughout your stay, we provide you with free parking. Places in front of the building are accessible for people with reduced mobility and in some other specific cases upon prior request.


The history of the Château

13 years ago, Cathy and Eric decided to change their lives and retrain in the hotel industry. Leaving their senior management positions in international groups, they embarked on the renovation of the Palaja Castle, with the aim of reviving this 18th century family home and allowing as many people as possible to enjoy the sweetness of life in this haven of peace a few steps from the city of Carcassonne and a stone's throw from the Cathar castles.

Throughout the 3 and a half years of heavy renovation work, Eric has managed to combine old materials (tiles, fireplace, marble and wood) with more modern materials such as steel in order to blend this unique design admirably. in the stone walls of the Castle. Most of the furniture has been purchased, customized and / or manufactured by Eric. The old stables of the Château have also been renovated, in the same spirit, in order to accommodate the restaurant "S Comme", managed independently of the hotel.

The space, the wonderful setting and the tranquility

By staying in our 4-star hotel in charm 5 minutes by car from Carcassonne, you will appreciate the calm of the place without feeling isolated. 

The green setting (12,000 m² of land) of this little jewel of Greater Carcassonne will invite you to relax and change of scenerywhile giving you access to local shops in the village of Palaja (including 3 restaurants with take-out possible).

The "cosy" lounge of the Château and free access to its collection of more than 2,000 comic strips will allow you to get away from it all and the equipment sportsmen at the Château will give you the opportunity to get back in top form. On the many paths surrounding the Château, you can immediately immerse yourself fully in the heart of nature and marvel at the variety of landscapes of the Aude countryside

Hotel with swimming pool, sauna and restaurant in Carcassonne

Less than 5 km from Carcassonne, you can enjoy, from the terrace or the garden, a panoramic view of the lush vegetation of the Château grounds, stroll through the paths of its bicentenary trees and smell the multiple scents of its fragrant plants, bask on the many deckchairs< /strong>disposed here and there, dive and cool off in the swimming pool, out of sight, daydream in the hammocks of the Château or admire the sunset or the stars.

If you book directly, you will have free access to the sauna at the Château de Palaja and to the essential oils that will accompany this privileged moment of gentleness and relaxation.

Several catering solutions will be offered to you: book a table or order your meal tray at the "S Comme" restaurant, choose the one of the hotel's “discovery snack” formulas or enjoy a local aperitif.

A wide choice of services at the gates of Corbières

The 4-star hotel services offered will make your stay at Palaja Castle friendlyand unforgettable. All you have to do is let yourself live!

Cathy will guide you to reach the breathtaking hiking or cycling trails departing from the Château. She can also help you plan your sportingor cultural activities in Occitanie, and more precisely around Carcassonne, in the Corbières, in the Montagne Noire or around the Golfe du Roussillon.

Let yourself be carried away by the sweetness of Occitan life! Take the time to spend convivial moments with members of your familyor your friendsaround a board game or an aperitif without forgetting to taste the many local products on site or in one of the surrounding restaurants.

The sharing, the personalized welcome, the generosity and the kindnesswill punctuate your stay at the Château de Palaja, 4-star hotel with parking in Carcassonne.

Good to know

Palaja Castle is easily accessible from the highway, the train station or Carcassonne airport. Located in the heart of the village, you have all the amenities on foot, including 3 restaurants, a grocery store, a pharmacy, a tobacconist, a hairdresser ....

Do you want to dine at the bistronomic restaurant "S Comme" located on our site but independent of the hotel? Book at 06 59 86 69 72

Do you want a wellness massage? Book it with reception before your stay

Check-in takes place from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. and check-out from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Outside these hours, please notify reception beforehand to guarantee our best welcome.

By booking directly, you will have many advantages (prices, flexible cancellation conditions and free access to equipment).

Special requests

If you need a secure space on the ground floor to store, during your stay, special equipment (bicycles, golf clubs, motorcycle jackets, bottles of wine. ...), we can accede to your request after prior request. 

Arriving with a baby? Do not hesitate to ask us, before your stay, for the adapted equipment (free baby cot, baby bath, bed rail, high chair, subject to availability).

Do you have a special vehicle? Contact us to find the solution. In our hotel with parking in Carcassonne, we will listen to you. We also offer a charging station for electric cars. 

Do you fancy a well-being massage? Book it at reception before your stay.

The private car park of the Château de Palaja

At the Château de Palaja, we have a large private car park, at the gates of Carcassonne. Our large car park is perfectly suited to accommodate your vintage cars and your beautiful vehicles. Cars with trailers and large cars can easily park in our closed and secure car park. Our large car park also offers a charging station for electric cars. 

In our hotel with large parking lot near Carcassonne, we have thought of everything so that you can come and stay with us with the vehicle of your choice.