The Grounds

Rest, relax and rejuvenate.

Domaine de Palatz is a charming rural estate enfolded in 25 acres of unspoiled French countryside. With a tranquil and intimate atmosphere, the Domaine retains much of its original rustic feel, combining delightful period details with the modern amenities you would expect, all in spacious natural surrounds.

Within the grounds is a large private pool and summer house, covered courtyard and BBQ areas, as well as gardens, terraces and numerous romantic picnic spots. Surrounded by rockeries, in a vast garden where you can admire stunning views of the Black Mountain, the Pyrenees and the fabulous sunsets, we are confident that your holiday here will be all that you envisage.

Guest Facilities

The Villa

A home away from home.

At the heart of the Domaine is the main villa, which has been restored in sympathy to local tradition and has deep, authentic ties to the land. It is a U-shaped property built around a central courtyard, and consists of three, separate, spacious newly refurbished cottages as well as galleried bed and breakfast rooms. All are individually designed with modern facilities, yet retain their rustic character with thick stone walls and original beams. Let together or separately, all of our accommodation is fully equipped and comfortably furnished, with separate entrances.

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Our Location

Located just one kilometre north of Laure Minervois in Aude, Domaine de Palatz provides the perfect base from which to explore all the delights of Occitania. Local activities include fine dining, sightseeing, cycling, hiking, watersports, fishing, golf, horse riding, walking the vineyards, wine tasting, or simply lazing under the Epicurean sun.

Easily accessible by plane, train or car, Domaine de Palatz is one hour from the coast, 20 minutes' drive from the airport and mediaeval town of Carcassonne, and just a breathe away from countless cultural and historical sights.

The Team

Meet the Drinkwaters

Domaine de Palatz is owned and run by the Drinkwater family. Collectively we have decades of experience in hospitality, business development, customer service and marketing. Originally from the United Kingdom, and resident in France for the last ten years, we have travelled extensively throughout the world. Our move to the Domaine is the culmination of a dream to bring our experience of first class service, accommodation and food to all who come to stay.