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Unique in the world: The Domaine d’Auriac is built on the ancient Carsac oppidum, where the story of Carcassonne, a Unesco World Heritage site, begins.
Pierre and Marie-Hélène Rigaudis, Maîtres de Maison, present their property:
The Domaine d’Auriac is built on the ancient Carsac oppidum, where the story of Carcassonne, a Unesco World Heritage site, begins. For three generations, the Rigaudis Family has reinvented this 19th-century townhouse, built over the cellars of a Carolingian Abbey – ruled over by calm and fine dining in the shade of the 300-year-old surrounding park. The restaurant at the Domaine serves the original recipe for the typical local “Dieu le Fils” cassoulet. In a region where history, mysteries and legends, such as the story of Abbot Saunière’s treasure in Rennes-le-Château, abound, discover Cathare abbeys and castles whose ruins rise from cliff tops and rocky promontories.
Hotel: Sunday and Monday from February 12th to April 23rd 2012 included and from September 30th to December 17th 2012 included (except bank holidays).
Main restaurant: Sunday evening and Monday from February 12th to April 23rd 2012 included and from September 30th to December 17th 2012 included
(except bank holidays), Monday noon, Tuesday noon and Wednesday noon from May 2nd to September 26th 2012 included (except bank holidays).
“Le Bistrot d’Auriac”: Monday, Tuesday evening, Wednesday evening, Thursday evening and Sunday evening from January 2nd to April 30th 2012 and from October 1st to December 31st 2012 (except bank holidays), Sunday evening from May 1st to September 30th 2012 (except bank holidays)
Annual closing :
Hotel/Main Restaurant: from January 2nd to February 7th and from November 5th to 12th. “Le Bistrot d'Auriac”: from November 18th to 26th.