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 the Palaja Castle friendly and unforgettable. You just have to let yourself live!
Cathy will guide you to join the breathtaking pedestrian or cycling hiking trails starting from the Château. She can also help you plan yoursportsor cultural activities in Occitania, and more specifically around Carcassonne, in the Corbières< /strong>, in the Montagne Noire or around the Gulf of Roussillon.
Let yourself be carried away by the gentle Occitan way of life! 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 surrounding restaurants.
The sharing, the personalized welcome, the generosity and the benevolence will punctuate your stay at the Château de Palaja, 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).
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.