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3-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 Occitania with family or friends. Less than an hour from Toulouse and the beaches of the Gulf of Roussillon, the Château de Palaja is also the ideal place to organize a weekend or a lovely getaway, a stopover party or a business seminar.

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

The Château de Palaja, which 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, also offers you, for any direct booking, a wide range of services and top-of-the-range equipment in an all-inclusive formula ("all inclusive"): outdoor swimming pool, sauna, fitness room and free parking with charging station for electric cars. The different seasonal formulas of the Château will allow you to enjoy, at reasonable prices, a full breakfast and moments of conviviality around an aperitif decorated with local products and wines from producers of 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 formulas "discovery snack" of the hotel comfortably installed in the air-conditioned room or in the private garden of the Château.

In this beautiful 3-star hotel near Carcassonne, you will be captivated by its green spaces and by the remarkable trees of its park which invite you to relax and meditation. Let yourself be tempted by a personalized massage session or by cycling, walking or horseback riding from the Château.

Finally, to ensure that your vehicle is safe throughout your stay, we provide free parking. Spaces in front of the building are accessible for people with reduced mobility and in some other specific cases on 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 marvelous setting and the tranquility

By staying in our charming 3-star hotel 5 minutes by car from Carcassonne , you will appreciate the calm of the place without however feel isolated.

The green setting (12,000 m² of land) of this little gem of Greater Carcassonne will invite you to relaxation and change of scenery while giving you access to local shops in the village of Palaja (including 3 restaurants with take away possible).

The "cozy" lounge of the Château and free access to its collection of more than 2,000 comics will allow you to escape and the equipment sportsmen of the Castle will offer you the opportunity to get back in good shape . On the many paths surrounding the Château, you can immediately immerse yourself completely 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 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).

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.