Luxury Family Holidays Handpicked for Parents

Hotel de la Cite

  • Hotel de la Cite

Wake up in the heart of Carcassonne, a UNESCO-listed city, at the beautiful Hotel de la Cite

Hotel de la Cité is one of the few hotels actually within the walls of the mediaeval city of Carcassonne. This is always a huge hit with any kids who indulge fairy-tale fantasies, and means that you can explore the traffic-free Cité in relative calm before and after the crowds who tend to arrive during the middle of the day, a magical experience in itself. One of the family rooms leads off from a narrow 13th-century tower; it is neo-gothic in style and has two children’s beds on a mezzanine floor. The hotel also has a villa made up of three guestrooms and a patio – ideal for larger family parties.

For You -

The hotel’s restaurant La Barbacane is the only Michelin-starred restaurant in the city serving traditional French food with a modern twist. The library bar serves fabulous cocktails, which can be enjoyed in the garden during warmer months.  Massages and other treatments can be arranged either in your room or in the calming massage room.

For Them +

Whether inside the hotel – with its Hogwarts-esque, arching leaded windows and wood-pannelling – or outside amongst the cobbled streets of the castellated walls – they will feel like they are on a film set. There is a big garden with a large outdoor pool and they will also love the “hidden” door in the library bar.