Once you’ve passed through the entrance gates, you’re at home in the entire estate for the duration of your rental. The owner, Rebecca, gives you the keys – you’re a squire! If you’re planning a wedding with a vin d’honneur in the grounds, a banquet in the Salle des Chevaliers or brunch by the pool the next day, your guests will marvel at the majesty and elegance of the setting. If you’re on vacation with the family, the park with its swimming pool and tall trees in the refreshing shade will be the ideal relaxation area for young and old alike.
For your receptions or wedding, the Château can accommodate up to 130 people, and reception furniture is provided as in all “Votre Château de Famille” châteaux. Several areas are available for your receptions at the château. On the first floor, cocktail lounges (100 m2) open onto the terrace and shaded park with swimming pool. Upstairs, a 140 m2 banqueting area comprises the Salle des Chevaliers (86m2), the Salle de Billard (45m2) and the Salle à manger. Outside, you can set up a marquee of up to 300m2 on the château’s south lawn, and take advantage of preferential rates from a partner tent supplier.
Domaine de la Commanderie can accommodate 29 people: 21 in the 10 double rooms of the château and a further 8 in the 4 double rooms of the cottage. The château’s rooms are decorated with refinement by the owner, who is an artist. They will take you on a journey through time, from the 17th century to the 1940s. With the option of privatizing the entire estate and accommodating guests in the château’s rooms, you can offer your loved ones not just a party, but a holiday of sharing and conviviality to prolong the pleasure.
The cottage, located in the grounds of the château, is a charming 18th-century stone house, perfect for accommodating additional guests. Bright and cosy, it features a living room, dining room and fully equipped kitchen. There’s a double bedroom with en-suite bathroom on the first floor and three double bedrooms upstairs.
The property is always rented in its entirety to a single family. You have the entire château at your disposal, with its bedrooms (sleeping 21), reception rooms, grounds and swimming pool. If you’re a larger family, you can rent the Cottage for an additional 8 people, at extra cost. The rental price includes heating, water, electricity, garden maintenance and cleaning at the end of your stay. Bed linen and towels are provided. Beds are made up on arrival. Only the tourist tax is payable on arrival. Tables and chairs for the reception are provided. Deposit required: 3,000 euros for the château and 1,000 euros for the cottage. For receptions, an estimate will be provided on request. You can also rent an outdoor tent from a partner supplier.
|Season||Stay||with reception||without reception|
|April to June, September to November 11th||WE 3d/2n||7150 €||5150 €|
|Week||10400 €||8300 €|
|July and August||WE 4d/3n||8500 €|
|Week||11500 €||9400 €|
Château de la Commanderie was built in the 12th century on the initiative of Cathar lord Guillaume de Plaigne, who took part in the Avignognet massacre, then shut himself away in Monségur with the besieged. In the 16th century, Barthélemy de Plaigne decided to enlarge the château by creating the Salle des Chevaliers. The château was then sold to François Paul de Béon-Masse-Cazeaux, Grand Prior of the Order of Malta in Toulouse, who in 1685 made the seigneury a Commandery of the Order of St. John. Until the French Revolution, the Commanderie remained a property of the Order of Malta. In the 19th century, the Commanderie came under the ownership of Monsieur de Nicol, who modernized the building and the property. It remained in the same family for a hundred years, the last descendant being Violette de Ferluc. The property was purchased in 1973 by the family of the current owners.
Just an hour from the Mediterranean and 1h30 from Andorra and Spain, Château La Commanderie is ideally located for those wishing to stay in the Cathar region. This wild region, with its landscapes dotted with Romanesque churches, is a wonderful place to discover for all lovers of French history. Near the medieval bastide towns of Mirepoix and Castelnaudary, you can visit numerous Cathar castles, including Montségur. The World Heritage city of Carcassonne is 40 minutes from the Commanderie. The region is also a paradise for hikers, horseback riders, fishermen and even skiers (1 hour from the Pyrenees). Not to mention the region’s famous gastronomic specialities and local products such as cassoulet, Aude wines, foie gras…
GPS coordinates: N +43° 10′ 33, E+1° 48′ 29 Directions from nearest major cities: From Toulouse Autoroute A66, direction Andorre Exit 2 Mazères Go to Belpech From Belpech, direction Carcassonne-Plaigne for 6 Km. From Carcassone Motorway A61 Exit 22 Bram Go to Fanjeaux-Belpech From Belpech, direction Plaigne
Address: 11420 Plaigne Park: 4 ha with swimming pool (10m x 6m) 14 rooms, 29 people Le château (10 rooms, 21 people): First floor: Toilet with WC and washbasin leading to the entrance Chambre de la Sphynge: 140cm bed in alcove, shower room with private shower and separate WC Chambre Parisienne: 2 100cm beds Chambre Leleu: 140cm bed, communicating with chambre Parisienne, bathroom with bath and WC opposite chambre Parisienne Chambre Jaune: 1 bed 180 or 2 beds 90 Chambre Arlequin: 1 bed 180 or 2 beds 90, bathroom with bath, shower and WC between Chambre Jaune and Chambre Arlequin 1er Étage: Toilet with WC and washbasin on landing opposite Chambre du Commandeur: 140 cm bed under canopy, communicating with the Rose bedroom Rose bedroom: 150 cm bed on platform, communicating with the Blue bedroom, private shower room with WC Blue bedroom: 160 cm bed and 90 cm bed, communicating with the Rose bedroom, private shower room with WC Venetian bedroom: bed in 140 under canopy private bathroom with shower and WC American room: bed in 130, communicating with the Venetian room 4 folding beds in 90 2 children’s beds with bars and an umbrella bed Cottage de la Commanderie (4 rooms, 8 people) – OPTIONAL Ground floor: Chambre Chardin: bed in 140 and bathroom with private shower Bathroom with WC and washbasin on the ground floor.
Arrivés à La Commanderie, accueillis par un beau soleil, nous avons découvert la bâtisse et ses secrets, le parc, ses arbres, sa piscine et ses sculptures. Une première soirée au coin du feu avec dîner aux chandelles nous a laissé croire que nous étions devenus châtelains… Grâce à vous et à votre belle demeure, nous avons pu accueillir dans ce lieu magique nos enfants, nos amis qui sont repartis la tête pleine de beaux souvenirs. Ce fut pour nous un très beau week-end.
Un merveilleux château, une merveilleuse histoire, de l’art, de la beauté, de l’émotion ! On a passé un week-end de conte de fée, un voyage dans le passé… dans un paradis bucolique à la Marie-Antoinette ! Merci Rebecca pour ton accueil et pour partager ta belle histoire avec nous !
Once again, for the second time, we’ve returned friends and family to this wonderful house and gardens and we have all had a fantastic time. Rebecca has always been so accommodating helping with everything she could think of. Staff professional and very friendly… Thank you all so much!!
Un grand merci de nous avoir permis de célébrer notre mariage à La Commanderie. Ce lieu est magique ! Nous avons eu le sentiment d’être transporté le temps d’un week-end dans une autre époque. Tout a été parfait et La Commanderie a donné un cachet extraordinaire à notre mariage. Nous nous rappellerons toute notre vie de ce week-end de mariage et de ce lieu enchanteur ! Merci !
We have had the best time of our lives this week celebrating our wedding with our friends and family. The chateau surpassed all our and we feel very lucky to have been able to stay here. No one wanted to leave and we are talking about holding a reunion next year. Magical memories created for life. We will most definitely come back. Thank you so much Rebecca for all your help and wonderful hospitality
We have just finished the most wonderful marriage weekend in this beautiful chateau and grounds. The living spaces and grounds are tastefully and historicaly decorated and the whole setting is magnificient. The sun shone all weekend and all the guests remarked on the beauty of the location and on the confort of the chateau. We will never forget this wonderful ‘sejour’ and celebration event!
Rebecca, I remember telling you… that the words ‘beautiful’ and ‘stunning’ are not enough to describe how special this venue and your property are. Thank you so much for keeping history and art alive so impeccably, along with the blend of contemporary design and (your) sculpture. Thank you even more for opening your doors to share this experience to people like us. I have experienced the wedding weekend beyond my biggest dreams… I am already looking forward to our return… We appreciate you and Château La Commanderie.
Une belle journée passée tous ensemble dans le cadre de ce premier séminaire d’agence dans un lieu magnifique chargé d’une âme. Merci pour votre accueil, votre gentillesse et la qualité de vos prestations.
Nous avons passé un très agréable séminaire dans cette immense demeure restaurée avec beaucoup de passion et d’amour. Nous avons été inspirés par l’esprit des lieux et avons vécu un retour dans le passé. Merci pour votre accueil et votre gentillesse. A très vite !
C’est un lieu magique, magnifique, inspirant. Toutes mes félicitations à la propriétaire des lieux qu’elle a restaurés avec goût. Elle perpétue les traditions et reprend le flambeau de la famille de Plaigne dont elle finit par donner l’impression qu’elle est la descendante. Nous reviendrons dans ce site enchanteur.
Merci pour l’accueil ! Cadre magnifique et empreint d’histoire Calme, nature, vieilles pierres: le bonheur