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.
Space, wonderful surroundings and tranquility
By staying in our Boutique hotel 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 gem of Grand Carcassonne will invite you to relax and get away from it all while giving you access to local shops in the village of Palaja (including 3 restaurants with sale at take away).
The Château's "cozy" lounge and free access to its collection of more than 2,000 comics will allow you to get away from it all and the Château's sports facilities will give you the opportunity to get back in top shape. On the numerous paths surrounding the Château, you can immediately immerse yourself in the heart of nature and marvel at the variety of landscapes in the Audoise countryside.
Hotel with swimming pool, sauna and restaurant in Carcassonne
Less than 5 kms from Carcassonne, you can enjoy, from the terrace or the garden, a panoramic view of the lush vegetation of the Château park, stroll through the paths of its bicentennial trees and smell the multiple scents of its fragrant plants, bask on the many deckchairs arranged here and there, dive to cool off in the swimming pool, out of sight, daydream in the hammocks of the Castle or admire the sunset or the stars.
If you book directly, you will have free access to the Palaja Castle sauna and essential oils that will accompany this special moment of sweetness and relaxation.
Several catering solutions will be offered to you: book a table or order your meal tray at the "S Comme" restaurant, choose one of the hotel's "snack discovery" options or enjoy an aperitif in local colors.
A wide choice of services at the gates of Corbières
The hotel services offered will make your stay at Palaja Castle friendly and unforgettable. You just have to let yourself live!
Cathy will guide you to join the breathtaking hiking or cycling trails from the Château. It can also help you plan your sporting or cultural activities in Occitania, and more precisely around Carcassonne, in the Corbières, in the Montagne Noire or around the Gulf of Roussillon.
Let yourself be carried away by the sweetness of Occitan living! Take the time to spend moments of conviviality with the members of your family or your friends around a board game or an aperitif without forgetting to taste the many local products on site or in one of the nearby restaurants.
Sharing, a personalized welcome, generosity and kindness will punctuate your stay at the Palaja Castle.
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).
If you need a secure space on the ground floor to store special equipment (bikes, golf clubs, motorcycle jackets, bottles of wine, etc.) for the duration of your stay, we can access your request after prior request.
Are you coming with a baby? Do not hesitate to ask us, before your stay, for the appropriate equipment (free baby bed, baby bath, bed barrier, high chair, subject to availability).
Do you have a special vehicle? Contact us to find the solution.
Do you want a wellness massage? Book it at reception before your stay.