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Hôtel de la Cité

Carcassonne, France


Stepping into the Hôtel de la Cité it's like stepping back in time; you’re immediately transported to the medieval history of surrounding Carcassonne. This striking hotel stands between the Romanesque Chateau and the Gothic Basilica of Saint- Nazaire, making it a popular destination for history and architecture buffs. Within these ancient surroundings, you’ll find modern comforts. You have windows that open up to the cobblestone street below, and gourmet dining - La Barbacane is the only Michelin-star restaurant in the medieval citadel of Carcassonne, and famous for its sophisticated cuisine. 


The walled city of Carcassonne stands high on a hill above the River Aude, overlooking the valley of Lauraguais and the lush Minervois vineyards. It is Europe's largest fortified citadel, each stone a mute witness to its romantic past. Standing between two historic landmarks, the Roman Chateau Comtal and the Gothic Basilica of Saint-Nazaire, the Hotel de la Cité is set in its own glorious gardens.

Map co-ordinates: 43.206056, 2.364174


The hotel features 60 deluxe guestrooms and suites, many with private gardens, terraces and kitchenettes. Each of its rooms and suites is individually furnished and decorated in traditional style - matched by modern comfort. 

Enjoy fine dining at the  Michelin restaurant La Barbacane; a gourmet French haute cuisine 75 seat restaurant, serving elaborate and sophisticated à la carte dishes. Chez Saskia is an elegant restaurant offering a more relaxed ambience. Le Jardin de l'Eveque provides the ultimate in al-fresco dining, allowing guests to sample outstanding French cuisine. The hotel's unique features, such as  mosaic floors, beamed ceilings, solid oak wainscoting and wrought iron light fixtures recreate this former Episcopal Palace's neo-gothic style. 


• Conveniently located in the heart of historic Carcassonne
• Elegant and romantic furnishings that take you back to the original splendor of the      palace
• Fine dining at the Michelin restaurant La Barbacane
• Pet friendly 
• Pool and spa 

At A Glimpse

As the evening draws near a magical atmosphere settles over the Citadel of Carcassonne.  As your footsteps echo on the cobblestones, you will soon discover why Hôtel de la Cité is the ideal place to start exploring this fairytale citadel.

Nestled within the ramparts of the citadel and amidst its romantic gardens, the hotel offers a unique experience to each of its guests.  Hôtel de la Cité is a marvellous blend of the medieval and the contemporary.

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