France: Languedoc Roussillon

Around Carcassonne

The wines of Cabardès, Malepère and Limoux
By Richard James and Paul Strang

This Guide was last updated on 26 April 2010
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Domaine d’Auriac

Address: Route de Saint Hilaire, 11000 Carcassonne
Tel: 04 68 25 72 22  Fax: 04 68 47 35 54
Geo-coordinates:  Latitude: 43:11:34N (43.19279)     Longitude: 2:19:58E (2.33277)  

Marvellous 4 star Relais et Châteaux luxury mansion set in its own parkland with 24 slightly garish, but very comfortable rooms, a golf course, tennis courts and two restaurants. The top-priced menus at Le Restaurant Bernard Rigaudis include wines matched with each of (at least) five epicurean courses, created by chef Philippe Ducos with desserts by Jérôme Lauvand. Alternatively, there’s the airy, less pricey Bistrot d’Auriac overlooking the first tee of the golf course.

Useful information: Rooms €150-€450; breakfast €22. Menus €65-€100; epicurean menu €150 including wines.

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