Journeys and Excursions
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catle and vineyards
Location: Languedoc Roussillon, Aude


A 17th century historic monument and a family home, opens its doors to you… A wonderful Château and its Vineyards. Discover the history of the Château and the wonderful world  of its wines. Set in the former sheepfold of the château, the Wine Bar is open all year round for a gourmet break. Get tips from the sommelier and discover the Chateau range of wines. 

Contact us aswell for your seminars, incentives and receptions. 


In 1620, under the reign of Louis XIII, Bernard de Pennautier, Treasurer of the States of Languedoc, laid the first stone of a château which had the privilege of receiving the king in 1622 and is still one of the finest buildings in the region, set just 5 km from the famous town of Carcassonne and the Canal du Midi, both UNESCO World Heritage sites.

Strongly inspired by the style of Versailles – a vast palace opening out to a magnificent view – it has been altered on several occasions, in particular when it was extended in 1670 by the architect Le Vau, who was at the same time building the Orangery at Versailles. The grounds, laid out in formal gardens by the landscape designer Le Nôtre, still cover the same 30 hectares as when the château was built.


20 fully renovated double or twin rooms up to 40m² in size and with ceilings 5m high for the most prestigious, some with four-poster beds.

Ancient furniture and decoration that respects the site’s 17th-century history with fabrics from the greatest manufacturers (Braquenié, Lelièvre, Pierre Frey, Nobilis, Deddar, Farrow & Ball). The period furniture comes from the family collections. 

The bathrooms are luxurious. The rooms are accessible via a lift serving the second floor. One room for the disabled. Wifi and air-conditioning in all rooms.

  • Marie Antoinette Suite :
    Luxurious bedroom and boudoir on the ground floor, adjoining the King’s Chambers; 65m²
  • Husson de Sampigny Apartments:
    3 rooms ranging from 20 to 35m² on the 1st floor
  • Choiseul Apartments: 
    3 rooms ranging from 20 to 40m² on the 1st floor
  • Saint Chamas, Lorgeril and Pennautier Apartments :
    13 rooms ranging from 15 to 35m² on the 2nd floor

The château is not a hotel, but a prestigious family house that can accommodate groups, minimum 8 rooms

Petits déjeuners et diners

The Lounge of Honour and the Portrait Gallery are available for your relaxation.

Breakfast and dinner (on request) are served in the former kitchen, a huge room with a fireplace, or in the dining room which is decorated with ancient wood panelling and tapestries.

Meals can be served in the restaurant or in the château.

On each floor, kitchens are available for refreshments, snacks and your laundry. A lounge on the 2nd floor and the Portrait Gallery have televisions. The park is open for walks, jogging, sunbathing, etc.


Private functions and weddings

Designed to host parties and prestigious eventsin the 17th century, the château and garden are perfectly suited to host all types of functions.

Louis XIV Gallery:

Former ballroom of the château adjoining the dining roo: 140m2 + 50 m2. With 6.5 m painted ceilings and sumptuously decorated with large family portraits and tapestries, it can host huge ceremonies and cocktail receptions for up to 200 people, and meals for up to 160 people.

These are the château’s private lounges, a vast series of rooms decorated with family pieces and leading to the château steps, for a total of 180m² exceptional floor space.

The Prestigious Lounges

Vast rooms in the heart of the château, on the ground floor and the first floor, decorated with family paintings: