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Wine, Dine and Dream: Hotel-Restaurants in Languedoc Roussillon

As you can can tell from my previous posts, I am in love with the Languedoc Roussillon region of France. Aside from the fabulous sightseeing and wonderful weather (300+ days of sun a year), it has its share of charming and many-times inexpensive hotels with gastronomic restaurants. I wouldn’t call myself a “foodie”, but I do love good food, prepared by someone who loves to prepare good food, served with a glass of fantastic wine.

The following Hotel-Restaurants fill the bill.

Le Auberge du Vieux Puits $$
vieux-puits.jpg 6 rooms
This lovely hotel is owned by Marie-Christine and renowned chef Gilles Goujon.It is located in the heart of Corbiers, just 30k from Narbonne and 55K from Carcassonne. The hotel offers spacious rooms decorated in warm colors with all the usual amenities. It has a wonderful Demi-pension program that includes breakfast and dinner at reasonable pricing for dining at the gastronomic restaurant Gilles Goujon. Goujon’s cooking is superb; be sure to book your dinner when you book your hotel stay.
11360 Fontjoncouse
Tel 04 68 44 07 37

La Bastide de Cabezac ** $
cabezac.jpg 14 rooms
This welcoming hotel with a wonderful restaurant is set in the Aude department near Narbonne and Beziers and just 40 minutes to Carcassonne. Modern bathrooms and comfortably spacious rooms decorated in charming provencal style are extremely reasonalbly priced. The hotel has a pool and garden. The restaurant, L’ Olivier, offers gastronomic specialties and Minervois wines.
18-20 Hameau de Cabezac
11120 Bize Minervois
Tel. 4 68 46 66 10

Chateau L’ Hospitalet ****$$$
22 Rooms
The hotel is located in a garden setting and offers wonderful views over the vineyards and the park. Decorated in an modern, classic style, the hotel offers a Restaurant, Bar, 24-Hour Front Desk, Newspapers, Garden, Non-Smoking Rooms, Continental Breakfast, Rooms/Facilities for Disabled, Free Parking, Heating, and Luggage Storage. Two wonderful restaurants, the gastronomic restaurant, La Grange offering cuisine combining surprising and refined farm produce and seafood, and the Olivet restaurant offering a selection of traditional menus from the Languedoc Roussillon region make your visit complete.
Average Price: € 200
Route de Narbonne Plage.
11100 Narbonne
Tél: 4 68 45 28 50

Domaine d’ Auriac
auriac.jpg 25 Rooms
Located in the city of Carcassonne and near the Canal du Midi, Le Domaine d’Auriac welcomes its guests in calm and comfort. Enjoy Gourmet dining in Le Restaurant Bernard Rigaudis and le Bistrot d’Auriac. With an 18 hole-golf course, swimming pool, tennis court, the hotel offers rooms that are equipped with television, minibar, safe and air conditioning. The restaurant offers traditional, regional cuisine, with beautiful meat dishes, game in season, local fish and the dishes of the region.
Route de Saint-Hilaire BP554
11009 Carcassonne
Tel : 4 68 257 222

Hôtel de La Cité
***** $$$$
de-la-cite.jpg 40 guestrooms and 21 Suites
One of the exclusive Orient Express Hotels, the Hotel de la Cite, is one of those hotel gems that stays fixed in your memory once your vacation is over and you have returned to your “real life”. The hotel is perfect in every way, including the wonderful beds, a swimming pool and the incomparable setting. All rooms feature the most up-to-date facilities, including air conditioning, sound-proofing, direct-dial telephone and television. Some have incomparable views of the castle. Beyond that, the restaurant is excellent and has a vast wine list.
Average Price: € 300
Place Auguste Pont
Carcassonne 11000
Tel: 4 68 71 98 71

Relais Royal **** $$$$relais-royal.jpg
8 rooms
The Relais Royal Hotel offers a blend luxury and modern comforts, all in harmony with the historical setting of Mirepoix. Rooms have all the modern amenities and guests can enjoy the courtyard, garden with swimming pool, and patio. Private garage parking is also available. At the hotel’s Le Ciel d’Or Restaurant you will enjoy delicious traditional French cuisine with an international infusion of flavors. Every dish is prepared with only the best of fresh and regional products personally selected by the Chef. And the wine waiter will be delighted to assist you in your choice of wine accompaniments. The Hotel proudly boasts a magnificent underground arched wine cellar and a grand tour can be arranged at any time of the day.
8, rue Maréchal Clauzel
09500 Mirepoix
Tél 5 61 60 19 19

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