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Unique in the world: the Domaine d’Auriac is built on the ancient settlement of Carsac, where the history of Carcassonne began
Pierre and Marie-Hélène Rigaudis, Maîtres de Maison, present their property:
The Domaine d’Auriac, at the foot of the city of Carcassonne, which is listed as a Unesco world Heritage site, is built on the ancient Carsac oppidum, where the story of Carcassonne first begins. For three generations, the Rigaudis Family have been ceaselessly reinventing this 19th-century townhouse, built over the cellars of a Carolingian Abbey – it is a place ruled over by calm, comfort and fine dining in the luxuriant shade of the 300-year-old trees in the surrounding park. The restaurant at the Domaine showcases dishes from the Languedoc and serves the original recipe for the typical local ‘Dieu le Fils’ cassoulet. Nearby is the fascinating mediaeval town of Carcassonne in a country with Cathare abbeys and castles whose ruins rise from clifftops and rocky promontories, enticing visitors to explore a region where history, mysteries and legends, such as the story of Abbot Saunière’s treasure in Rennes-le-Château, abound.
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.