NEW! Located within 20 minutes’ drive of Carcassonne, you will discover Château de Douzens with sweeping views over vineyards and the Montagne Noire. Built in 1127, steeped in history, Chateau de Douzens was home to the all-powerful Knights Templar, Hospitallers and the Wehrmacht and for the first time open to Guests in 900 years, you too can be part of its history.
Fully renovated, while retaining all the original features, the Chateau offers spacious accommodation, sleeping up to 18 guests in a secure, private setting is ideal for large groups, events and families.
The Chateau offers a heated outdoor Pool, various terraces for alfresco dining, Lounge, Dining Room and a Lounge-Bar, all with direct pool access.
Free onsite secure parking and high speed Wi-Fi is available throughout.
The Chateau is 20 km from the fortified City of Carcassonne UNESCO World Heritage Site and Carcassonne airport.
We can organise special events, caterers and private chefs. The Chateau offers 6,000 sq. ft. (650 sq. m.) of living space with:
Enter Chateau de Douzens through its imposing gates to the courtyard with complimentary private parking for up to 6 cars.
The stunning entrance hall leads on to a large fully equipped Kitchen and Utility room, Dining Room, Lounge with 65-inch TV with SKY, DVD player and a large selection of DVD's. A Jacuzzi room and Lounge bar with SKY TV which all lead directly to the Terrace, heated pool, sun loungers and 2 BBQ'S. A spiral staircase leads to the 1st floor terrace with stunning views of the Montagne Noire.
Consists of a large ensuite bedroom with super-king bed and adjoining room with twin beds, a double bedroom, 2 rooms with ensuite showers with Super-king size beds and a twin with ensuite shower. There is also a separate WC on this floor.
2ND FLOOR has a large ensuite bedroom with super-king bed and 2 Twins with separate shared bathroom.
Complimentary Wi-Fi access is available throughout.
|Address: 3 Place de L'Eglise, Douzens|
|Zip/Postal Code: 11700|
| Latitude/Longitude: 43.184896820925424 / 2.5940111523436826|
|Nearest airport||Carcassonne||27 km|
|Nearest beach||Narbonne||55 km|
|Nearest restaurant||Le Top du Roulier||2 km|
|Nearest train station||Lezignan-Corbieres||14 km|
We are located 15 minutes from the A61 Carcassonne Est/Trebes exit
When it’s time to venture out of the historic Chateau, explore the Aude famous for Cathar history, great cycling routes, delicious wines and a famous winter comfort dish, cassoulet.
The medieval Cite de Carcassonne, a World Unesco heritage site, is a great day out. Besides being able to walk along the two rings of fortified walls with towers, enjoy wandering around the bustling town’s cobbled streets with restaurants and craft shops. In the summer, medieval jousting is held daily at the Cite and on Bastille Day (14 July) the Cite is 'set alight' with a breath taking firework display.
The countryside is varied throughout the year, poppies, sun flowers and of course vineyards stretching out as far as the eye can see. There are many Abbeys, Romanesque churches, Standing stones, Cathar castles and stunning Cathedrals. Take a stroll around circular medieval villages, fortified towns, or take a drive through picturesque villages and stop to wander around the colourful open air markets.
For the lovers of outdoor pursuits you are spoilt for choice. Gorges, valleys and mountain massifs offer a wide range of outdoor activities, from walking, hiking, canyoning and rafting to rock climbing and paragliding. Canoeing and kayaking is offered by a local company along the river Aude, just 10 minutes from the Chateau and fishing enthusiastic there are many tranquil hidden spots to while away the hours.
The Canal Du Midi runs through the area just a few minutes’ drive from the Chateau. The beautiful tree lined route is perfect for an evening stroll or cycle ride. Take a relaxing cruise along the Canal from the ports of Carcassonne, Trebes, Homps and Le Somail. Choose between tourist boats with a guide, or hire your own boat by the hour, day or week.
During the summer months, enjoy Lac de La Cavayere, a lovely safe swimming lake with a sandy beach, known locally as 'Carcassonne Plage'. You can also book horse-riding trek and there is a child friendly thrilling aerial adventure park next to the lake, with rope ladders in the trees and a dare devil cable swing over the water. An Australian Animal Park is also close by and larger aqua parks and adventure playgrounds can be found within 20 minutes.
Golf is popular with the warm climate making it a pleasure to play. There are ten clubs, including championship courses, within 90 minutes of the house. Golf de Carcassonne, 30 minutes away is suitable for all levels.
Located within 1H20, Toulouse is a must visit. Ochre rooftops and blushing brick churches earned Toulouse the nickname ‘La Ville Rose’ (The Pink City). Its enchanting Vieux Quartier (Old Quarter) is a dreamy jumble of coral-coloured shopfronts and churches. Beyond the old town, Toulouse sprawls into France’s fourth-largest metropolis. It’s an animated, hectic place, but Toulouse – nestled between a bend in the Garonne River and the mighty Canal du Midi – is invigorated by its waterways. Toulouse knows how to have a good time, whether in teeming food markets, salons de thé, or the thick of its smouldering jazz, techno and rock scenes. From the tips of dusky pink spires to its loudest bars, time spent in Toulouse truly has a rose-tinted sheen.