- The Hotel de la Cité is a magical place located in the heart of the medieval fortified city of Carcassonne and is part of the MGallery Collection. A 5-star hotel located within the walls of Carcassonne, built in the 19th century in a Neo-Gothic style.
- Sculpted wood paneling, ornamental tapestries and stained-glass windows – everything comes together to create a warm and intimate atmosphere. Spacious rooms elegantly decorated in a sophisticated French style and pleasantly furnished thanks to the know-how of local artisans.
- Authentic setting and sophisticated cuisine by the star chef Jérôme Ryon (1 Michelin star), where his creativity emphasizes local products and you can discover exceptional wines. Terrace in summer.
- The Hôtel de la Cité is a magical and captivating place located in the heart of the Carcassonne fortress. It’s an ideal starting point for a medieval stop-off: you can visit the Château Comtal and the St Nazaire Basilica within the city, then stroll around the Carthar castles and take a boat ride on the Canal du Midi.
- The hotel has 47 rooms and 13 suites and also features an outdoor pool and shaded park.
EXCLUSIVE LUXE VOYAGER VIP BENEFITS & BEST PRICE
We negotiate rates & benefits for our clients directly with the hotels’ senior management. Our rates match or in many cases are lower than the best online rate for the property. Our clients also enjoy a suite of extra VIP privileges and recognition while staying at a partner hotel.
- Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
- Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
- Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
- Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
- Complimentary private airport transfers.
- Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
- Early check-in and late check-out.
- Complimentary Wi-Fi.
- Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.
A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.
hether you enter through the Porte Narbonnaise or the Porte d’Aude, the spectacle of this city and its centuries-old architecture, rising up from the foothills of the Pyrenees, won’t fail to enrapture you. But the spectacle doesn’t stop there, because the historic heritage of this city is as abundant as it is prestigious, shown off by the Basilica of Saint-Nazaire, famous for having the most beautiful stained-glass windows in the south of France. And if this 11th century cathedral is not enough to win you over, the enthusiasts dressed as knights gathered in front of the building won’t fail to.
Hotel de La Cite offers a medieval experience in the heart of Carcassonne. The medieval experience, of course, is accompanied by luxurious rooms and amenities, a fabulous location, exceptional views, a Michelin-star restaurant and an outstanding service. Hotel de La Cite, located in the heart of the Medieval citadel of Carcassonne, is a very unique hotel. The castle-like hotel offers almost a fairytale-like experience during your stay here with all its hidden secrets, romantic gardens and idyllic views. The hotel has a very medieval feel to it and it is brimming with history, however, it is not without the modern comforts of the 21st century.
The hotel is well-situated to explore the local area of the Citadel of Carcassonne. There are many Cathar castles to discover, lush vineyards to visit and charming villages to see. Accommodation at the hotel is within keeping of the medieval theme. All rooms are contemporary but remain sympathetic to the heritage style of the hotel. It gives you sense of going back in time, yet without the loss of the modern creature comforts. The hotel is home to a fabulous Michelin-star restaurant, La Barbacane, the only one in the citadel. There is a sophisticated atmosphere to the restaurant.
The 59 rooms and suites are split across two buildings joined by covered walkways. Rooms in the main part of the hotel have classic décor with long, heavy floral or striped curtains and period style furniture; some have balconies or terraces overlooking the ramparts. Rooms in the former Dame Carcas Hotel have more modern décor with faux medieval touches such as hangings above the beds. Bathrooms are marble with Damana toiletries; most have double basins and some have separate showers and tubs. All rooms have kettles, upgraded rooms add Nespresso machines, and family rooms have DVD players with DVDs available from reception.
Classic Room, 1 king size bed
269 sq. ft. (25 m²), marble bathroom with bathtub, minibar, safe, tea and coffee making facilities, iPod station, 42″ TV, DVD player, robes, slippers. The bed may be turned into twin beds on request.
Superior Room, 1 double bed and twin beds
376 sq. ft. (35 m²), marble bathroom with bathtub, minibar, safe, tea and coffee making facilities, iPod station, 42″ TV, DVD player, robes, slippers.
Superior Room, 1 king size bed
269 sq. ft. (25 m²), marble bathroom with bathtub, minibar, safe, tea and coffee making facilities, iPod station, 42″ TV, DVD player, robes, slippers. The bed may be turned into twin beds.
Standard Room, 1 Single Bed
20m2 (215 sql), marble bathroom with bathtub, minibar, safe, hospitality tray, Ipod station, 42 inch TV, dvd player, bathrobes, slippers
Junior Suite, 1 king-size bed
484 sq. ft. (45m²), marble bathroom with bathtub and separate shower, minibar, safe, tea and coffee making facilities, iPod docking station, 48″ TV, DVD player, robes, slippers.
Deluxe Suite, 1 king size bed
592 sq. ft. (55 m²), separate lounge, marble bathroom with bathtub and separate shower, minibar, safe, Nespresso machine, iPod station, 48″ TV, robes, slippers.
Deluxe Suite, 1 double bed
592 sq. ft. (55m²), terrace, garden/rampart view, separate lounge, marble bathroom with bathtub and separate shower, minibar, safe, Nespresso machine, iPod station, 48″ TV, robes, slippers.
The hotel’s La Barbacane is the only Michelin-starred restaurant within the city walls (although there are two more just outside) and serves beautifully presented but not overly fussy traditional dishes – I opted for caviar set in egg white with egg yolk confit, followed by lobster with lobster-coral linguini, porcini mushrooms and parmesan cream. There’s also a cosy library bar with floor-to-ceiling books, huge hotel registers which are almost a century old and even a secret door. For warm evenings there’s a large terrace outside with rampart views. There’s also a restored wine cellar with arched brick ceilings and bottle-lined walls available for private tastings with the hotel’s wine steward.
An authentic setting and a cuisine developed by the chef Jérôme Ryon, where his creativity gives pride of place to local products and discover exceptional wines. Terrace in summer.
Immerse yourself in the warm atmosphere, take a seat in our impressive library and leaf through the hotel records dating back to the 1930s, all while enjoying a whiskey or Armagnac from our remarkable collection.
There’s an intimate Cinq Mondes spa with hammam, two treatment rooms and a relaxation room. There’s also a gated, heated outdoor pool (open May to September) surrounded by an old stone wall and trees. A shuttle will bring you to and from your car or drop off point outside the city walls where the hotel has a dedicated car park with concierge. The multilingual staff members are discreetly polite and helpful, happy to arrange tours of the city or nearby vineyards – front of house staff are also trained to be able to speak knowledgeably about the history of the hotel. Visitors are offered a free city tour with a ‘knight’ and during the summer, exercise classes and runs around the ramparts are arranged.
In the heart of the garden, at the foot of Basilique Saint-Nazaire, the pool stretches out over greenery and history-steeped stone in this unique setting. During the summer, linger at the outdoor bar. Off season, enjoy a swim in perfectly heated waters.
A haven of peace at the foot of St. Nazaire Basilica, take advantage of our Cinq Mondes spa. A swimming pool is available in season, from May to the end of September, and there is also a summer bar (subject to weather conditions).