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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Nice hotel with an excellent restaurant, even if the service was a bit stiff in the evening. great morning breakfast in a nice setting. The swimming pool is quite small though. We had lovely but small bedrooms without air conditioning ,with just a noisy fan manually operated. The bathrooms were even tinier and not to the standard of this type...

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Vincent N, Propriétaire at Chateau des Ducs de Joyeuse, responded to this review

Dear pascale b, We really appreciate the time you spent sharing with us your impressions following your stay. Thank you for the positive descriptions on our services. We hope that for your next visit you'll be able to enjoy our superior rooms with four poster bed. Yours sincerely. Isabelle & Vincent Nourrisson

Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Amazing Hotel, good restaurant and every member of the staff were showing care and hospitality for customers and collegues. Nice pool area and courtyard. Smiles everywhere and our suitcases in our room after 60 km bicycling in the Pyrenees. Thank you!

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Vincent N, Propriétaire at Chateau des Ducs de Joyeuse, responded to this review

Dear Knut B, Your efforts should always been rewarded!..... Thank you for your wonderful review! Yours sincerely. Isabelle & Vincent Nourrisson

Poundbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 September 2016

Fantastic stay in a lovely Chateau in a picturesque village set into the mountains. Lovely walk into the village from Chateau as welll. The interior of the Chateau was as stunning as the outside complete with some lovely grounds, tennis courts and swimming pool. Staff were excellent but just wanted to point out that the lady at breakfast was very...

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Vincent N, Propriétaire at Chateau des Ducs de Joyeuse, responded to this review

Dear Nick E, Thank you for taking the time to descibe your stay at the Chateau. Having a business in a classified monument is a real privilege and we enjoy sharing this feeling with our wonderful guest. Yours sincerely. Isabelle & Vincent Nourrisson

Andalucia, Spain
Reviewed 18 September 2016

This is a truly wonderful place. Isabelle and Vincent are gracious, professional and delightful hosts. I come every year and love it more and more. The Aude River runs just past the back wall of the castle - a wonderful aperitif spot. There is real peace and quiet here. The blend of medieval and renaissance surroundings are beyond atmospheric. That...

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Vincent N, Propriétaire at Chateau des Ducs de Joyeuse, responded to this review

Dear Traveller T, You're a wonderful writer ! Thank you very much for your enthousiastic comment ! We hope to welcome you many more years at the Chateau. With our best wishes. Isabelle & Vincent

Sarasota, Florida
Reviewed 17 September 2016

Having been invited to attend a birthday celebration at the Château, we signed in on a Friday afternoon and were shown to a tower room on the second floor. It was quite spacious, well-appointed and clean. Our bags arrived quickly and we were happy there was help to carry them up as the chateau has no elevator. It was 54...

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Vincent N, Propriétaire at Chateau des Ducs de Joyeuse, responded to this review

Dear Mel S, We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay at the Château. We have taken note of your cheerful comments and will make our best to improve the outstanding points. We sincerely hope to welcome you on another occasion and wish you a pleasant autumn. Yours sincerely. Isabelle & Vincent Nourrisson

Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 14 September 2016

We have been twice for Dinner. First visit was to celebrate the B'day of my wife and the second time, was with family. The food was exquisite, delicious; worthy of a Palace and the Staff particularly polite and professional. The harpist performed and sung which made the environment and the evening a special place to be. Congratulations to the management...

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Vincent N, Propriétaire at Chateau des Ducs de Joyeuse, responded to this review

Dear Devji260, There is nothing more to add, but to thank you for your enthousiastic and joyful comment. We look forward to your next visit. Yours sincerely. Isabelle Nourrisson

Queenscliff, Australia
Reviewed 12 September 2016

My wife and I got married here, and it was an absolute cracker. The wedding has been organised by my dad through the chateau, and everything was perfect, food was great, staff was great, the location is awesome. we had the ceremony at the back near the river. A great day to remember. Merci encore pour tout, nous avons passés...

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Cher T-Beau I, Nous sommes très touchés par votre message. Sachez que nous avons été heureux et fiers de pouvoir...

Leighton Buzzard, UK
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Overall a very good stay. On approach, situated on the bank of the river Aude the Chateau looks stunning. The staff were excellent, from arrival to departure, invariably polite and friendly, nothing was too much trouble. The standard rooms are a little bland, but the larger ones looked much nicer. Tea/coffee making facilities would be handy and an English language...

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Vincent N, Propriétaire at Chateau des Ducs de Joyeuse, responded to this review

Dear wpr5, We really appreciate the time you spent sharing with us your impressions following your stay. Thank you for the positive descriptions on all our service. We are very happy that you enjoyed your holiday and sincerely hope to welcome you on another occasion. Kind regards. Isabelle & Vincent Nourrisson

fabln
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Been there two times always happy of discovering new rooms, as each room is very unique in its design, the staff is very helpful and friendly, nice breakfast, internet connection is a bit all over the place (be kind its a castle so it might not be at 100% in all the corners), spacious rooms and quiet, swimming pool is...

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Vincent N, Propriétaire at Chateau des Ducs de Joyeuse, responded to this review

Dear fabln, As we say in France, never 2 without 3 ! See you soon for a great third night! Yours sincerely. Isabelle & Vincent Nourrisson

sacramento, ca
Reviewed 23 August 2016

How could we not sense history in such an authentic château? The setting is peaceful with views of green hills, trees and the gurgling river. It's close to Rennes Le Château and fairly close to the Gorges de Galamus and the ruins of Peyrepertuse, all worth visiting. It's dramatic land with many legends. We love Château des Ducs de Joyeuse...

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Vincent N, Propriétaire at Chateau des Ducs de Joyeuse, responded to this review

Dear chatfemme7, Thank you for your wonderful review. We hope to see you soon again. Yours sincerely. Isabelle & Vincent Nourrisson

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
An imposing castle with a striking silhouette; a square building that opens into a courtyard, set in a lovely garden through which the river Aude flows. Built on the land of the Cathars, the castle bears the stamp of a place steeped in history. In the bedrooms of this 16th century listed building, a medieval atmosphere and modern comforts are skilfully combined. The same clever recipe works its magic in the reception rooms, the old chapel converted into a lounge and the dining rooms. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Chateau des Ducs de Joyeuse

Address: Allee Georges Roux, 11190 Couiza, France
Region: France > Occitanie > Aude > Couiza
Price Range: €104 - €197 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Chateau des Ducs de Joyeuse 3*
Number of rooms: 34
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“Ask to see the bathrooms are they are tiny, our was almost not usable.”
 of 5 bubbles pascaleb297, 3 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Book early as the hotel is often full”
 of 5 bubbles mel0519, 17 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Get married here, its a great place!!”
 of 5 bubbles T-BeauI, 12 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Just remember, there are no lifts (it is a castle!) so if you have problems with circular staircases opt for a first floor room - it's 60 steps up to the second floor.”
 of 5 bubbles wpr5, 4 Sep 2016 | Read review
“No elevators but wonderful old stone steps in towers”
  • Attractive side entry into the courtyard.
 of 5 bubbles chatfemme7, 23 Aug 2016 | Read review
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