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Le Domaine d'Auriac
Ranked #5 of 39 Hotels in Carcassonne
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 9 August 2012

Right outside of the town of Carcassone, Le Domaine d"Auriac gets you away from the noise and the bustle yets keeps you close enough to see the sights. We only stayed one night so booked one of their least expensive and small rooms, but it was lovely, with an excellent bathroom, comfortable bed and perfect view of the garden. The food was superb. We went with half board and were glad we did. Both the breakfast and dinner were delish, and the service was exemplary. This restaurant has very high standards. Finally, the welcome was wonderful and as everyone has said the owner is a perfect host, making you feel completely at home.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank mimiPrinceton_NJ
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MHRC11, Propriétaire at Le Domaine d'Auriac, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2012

Madame, Monsieur,
I Want to thank you particularly for your encouragement and your support.
Hoping to welcome you again soon in le Domaine d'Auriac.
Yours sincerely,
Marie-Hélène Rigaudis-Calvet
Maîtresse de Maison

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Reviewed 1 August 2012

Stayed for 4 nights in July 2012. Superior room at €390/night. Room was spacious, quiet, overlooking the garden with its own sitting room, not separate from the bedroom though, see the photos. Bed very comfortable. 2 Flat screen TVs. Alarm/radio with iPod connector. Free and fairly fast wifi in the room. No wifi in the pool area. Breakfast at €23/person extra was very good and, for once, worth it.
The gardens are beautiful and well maintained. Pool area is very good too. The tennis is hard court, a few surface cracks but very playable. Can't comment on the golf.
The gastronomic restaurant is extremely good. Not to be missed.
Staff are attentive, polite, helpful and Mme Rigaud will pamper you.
It really doesn't get much better than this.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank amenophis
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MHRC11, Propriétaire at Le Domaine d'Auriac, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2012

Madame, Monsieur,
I Want to thank you particularly for your encouragement and your support.
Hoping to welcome you again soon in le Domaine d'Auriac.
Yours sincerely,
Marie-Hélène Rigaudis-Calvet
Maîtresse de Maison

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Reviewed 22 July 2012

Our room was lovely. The restaurant was delicious and the service was superb. Best of all was the maitresse de maison, Marie.

Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
2  Thank Arlene K
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MHRC11, Propriétaire at Le Domaine d'Auriac, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2012

Madame, Monsieur,
I Want to thank you particularly for your encouragement and your support.
Hoping to welcome you again soon in le Domaine d'Auriac.
Yours sincerely,
Marie-Hélène Rigaudis-Calvet
Maîtresse de Maison

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Reviewed 14 July 2012

To start, the owner goes out of her way to make you feel welcome when you arrive. Hotel is lovely and well equipped for an older property. The restaurant is excellent. Suggest you let Mr. Franck Sakhinis one of the best wine sommelier's in France select one of the local wines, you won't be disappointed. Overall a great place to stay, although somewhat hard to find--even with GPS.

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MHRC11, Owner at Le Domaine d'Auriac, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2012

Madame, Monsieur,
I Want to thank you particularly for your encouragement and your support.
Hoping to welcome you again soon in le Domaine d'Auriac.
Yours sincerely,
Marie-Hélène Rigaudis-Calvet
Maîtresse de Maison

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Reviewed 12 July 2012

We only stayed one night at Domaine d'Auriac and found it memorable. The building is charming. The Directrice, Marie-Hélène Rigaudis, is elegant and warmly welcoming. Her love of her property added to our enjoyable stay. We had a very comfortable room with a very spacious bathroom. We treated ourselves to dinner in their wonderful restaurant with excellent food and friendly wait staff.

We would highly recommend this property when visiting this part of France whether it includes a visit to Carcasonne or not. Many thanks for a wonderful stay.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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MHRC11, Owner at Le Domaine d'Auriac, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2012

Madame, Monsieur,
I Want to thank you particularly for your encouragement and your support !
Hoping to welcome you again soon in le Domaine d'Auriac.
Yours sincerely,
Marie-Hélène Rigaudis-Calvet
Maîtresse de Maison

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Reviewed 9 July 2012

We (P & HB UK) are regulars at Relais & C hotels so can compare. Stayed two nights on two occasions (May & June). Friendly and welcoming reception. Good quality accommodation and excellent Michelin star dinners on terrace. Local wines just stunning. Swimming pool just great (but watch the surrounding tiles which will be slippy if wet). Walking distance about an hour to Carcasson if you are walkers (along river). We do a three hour walk each time we stay. Details from tourist board or www.ffrandonneee.fre. I imagine good golfing nearby. We plan to return soon.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank peter b
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Management response:Responded 10 July 2012

Madame, Monsieur,
I Want to thank you particularly for your encouragement and your support !
Hoping to welcome you again soon in le Domaine d'Auriac.
Yours sincerely,
Marie-Hélène Rigaudis-Calvet
Maîtresse de Maison

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Reviewed 6 July 2012

If you want to get an idea of staying in luxury member of relais&chateaux network (www.relaischateaux.com), you should start with this location. It is a cocktail of historic place (heart of cathars’ Carcassone), historic mansion of rare taste, amazing personnel and gastronomic restaurant.
Food and wine worth separate story. You can try lamb cooked in 6 different ways, enjoy sommelier’s choice of wines – in the most beautiful park, which is breathing with history. Breakfast at the lawn is out of this world. Visit the place!

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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6  Thank Alexander S
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Management response:Responded 9 July 2012

Madame, Monsieur,
I Want to thank you particularly for your encouragement and your support !
Hoping to welcome you again soon- with a better pool temperature!- in le Domaine d'Auriac.
Yours sincerely,
Marie-Hélène Rigaudis-Calvet
Maîtresse de Maison

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Address: 2535 route de Saint Hilaire, 11009 Carcassonne, France
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Region: France > Occitanie > Aude > Carcassonne
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Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #5 of 39 Hotels in Carcassonne
Price Range: £179 - £422 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Le Domaine d'Auriac 5*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The tranquil Domaine d'Auriac Relais et Châteaux, welcomes its guests to calm and comfortable surroundings.It is set a mature 3000 years old park, an idyllic haven of greenery on the Mediterranean doorstep encircled by the black mountains and the stunning southern region of the Corbières.The are two smooth-watering restaurants "Bernard Rigaudis" and "Le Bistrot d'Auriac" available for food lovers.An 178 holes golf course, swimming pool and tennis court will all go towards making your stay both an enchanted and relaxed one.It is a stunning location at the foot of the "Cite de Carcassonne" with the "Canal du Midi" nearby. ... more   less 
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