Chateau La Commanderie

Chateau La Commanderie

In the heart of Lauragais, between Toulouse and Carcassone, stands the majestic Château La Commanderie. This unique Château is rich with 8 centuries of history. It is the ideal location to host your wedding celebration up to 130 guests. The large estate allows for many options to hold your ceremony, including a favourite alley of trees that mimics an outdoor cathedral. With a stunning outdoor pool, summer weddings are spent living the French way, outdoors and with plenty of wine. The 10 bedrooms sleep 21 people and if more capacity is needed, there is an independent cottage that sleeps 8 for an additional charge. Having been completely renovated, the castle is also well suited to creative retreats or corporate functions. The whole château and cottage are available year-round for a weekend, week or longer stay.

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Once you pass through the entrance gate, you will have exclusive use of the entire estate during your stay. Rebecca, the proprietor, will hand you the keys and you will become the lord of the castle!

For weddings, and family or corporate events, you might have drinks in the parkland, dinner in the Knights’Hall, and a pool party on the next day.  Your guests will be delighted by the sheer elegance and majesty of the venue.

For family holidays, the parkland with the swimming pool and the tall shady trees will be the ideal relaxing spot for adults and children.

Are you looking for a wedding venue, a week-end away or holidays in France ?

Principal living and reception rooms

For your functions and wedding parties, the chateau can host 130 guests. We can provide tables and chairs, catering, and a range of other services. You might take drinks in the wooded parkland or on the terrace, or in the suite of reception rooms, with music and dancing into the early hours inside or out. There is space for a very large marquee (up to 300m²) on the front lawn of the chateau.
Have dinner in the early medieval Knights Hall (86 sq m) and the upstairs dining room, and make use of the billiard room or our own private chapel.
It is also possible to rent an outdoor tent of up to 300m2 with special pricing from our supplier.

Rent our château and experience a slice of authentic french country life

Our bedrooms

La Commanderie can sleep 29 guests: 21 in 10 double bedrooms in the chateau and 8 more guests in 4 double bedrooms in the cottage.  The bedrooms have been tastefully decorated by the owner, who is an artist. Exclusive use of the chateau will give you a memorable occasion or holiday.  You will travel through time from the seventeenth century to the present day.

Share a unique experience with your family and friends

Guest house

The cottage is located in the grounds of the château. It is a charming 18th century stone house, ideal for hosting extra guests or for smaller groups for out of season holidays.
Bright and cosy, it has a living room, a dining room, and a fully equipped kitchen. There is one ensuite double bedroom. Three additional bedrooms, each with twin beds or one double bed, share a separate bathroom.

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Our Rates

The property is rented out in its entirety to a single family, who will have access to the château and the grounds for accommodation for 21 persons. If you are more numerous, you have the option to rent the Cottage, which allows you to accommodate 8 more people. This will be an extra charge & quote can be provided upon request.
The rental price includes rooms, and the charges for heating, water, electricity, garden maintenance, pool, cleaning at the end of the stay, and linen house.  Bed linen and towels are provided. Beds made on arrival. Only the « taxe de séjour » (a few euros per person) remains to be paid upon arrival.
Damage deposit: €3,000 for the chateau, and €1000 for the cottage.

For a reception, an estimate will be provided on request. You also have the possibility of renting an outdoor tent from a partner supplier.

Season Stay With reception Without reception
Low season
Mid season
April to June, September to 11th November WE 3 days 2 nights 7150 € 5150 €
Week 7D/ 7Nights 10400 € 8300 €
High season
July and August Week-end days 4 D/ 3 nights 8500 €  
Week 7D/7N 11500 € 9400 €
We speak for our owners. We offer the best pricing.


Château de la Commanderie is an historic château built during the 13th century by the Cathar lord, Guillaume de Plaigne. During the 16th century the château was extended with the Knight’s hall.
During the 17th century, the château was transformed to a « Commanderie » (military headquarters) by the Knights of Malta. It belonged to the Knight’s of Malta Order until the French Revolution.
The current owners purchased the château in 1973.

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Château Lifestyle

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Activities around

An hour from the Mediterranean Sea and 1h30 from Andorra and Spain, the Château La Commanderie is ideally located for those wishing to stay in Cathar land. This wild region with landscapes dotted with Romanesque churches is a magnificent land of discovery for all lovers of the History of France. Close to the medieval fortified town of Mirepoix and Castelnaudary, you can visit many Cathar castles, including Montségur.

The city of Carcassonne, listed as World Heritage of Humanity is 40 minutes from the Château la Commanderie. The region is also a paradise for hikers, horse riding, fishing and even skiing (1 hour from the Pyrenees). Not to mention the famous gastronomic specialties of the region and its local products such as cassoulet, wines, foie gras ..

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Practical information

From Toulouse:

A66 motorway, direction Andorra.
Exit 2 Mazères
Go to Belpech In Belpech
Direction Carcassonne-Plaigne for 6 km

From Carcassonne :

A61 motorway, exit 22 Bram
Go to Fanjeaux-Belpech
In Bepech, direction Plaigne

Adress : 11420 Plaigne
Park : 4 ha
14 double bedrooms, 29 persons

The château (10 double bedrooms, 21 persons) :
Groundfloor :

  • Toilet at the entrance
  • Sphynge bedroom : 1 double in an alcove (Shower room and toilet)
  • Parisienne bedroom : 1 double bed or 2 single beds
  • Leleu bedroom : 1 double bed, ensuite with the Chambre Parisienne (Shares a bathroom with bath and toilet with the chambre Parisienne)
  • Jaune bedroom : 1 double bed or 2 single beds
  • Arlequin bedroom : 1 double bed or 2 beds in 90 (Shares bathroom with bath, shower and toilet for chambre Jaune and Chambre Arlequin)

1st floor :

  • Toilet in the hall in front of chambre du Commandeur
  • Commandeur bedroom : 1 double bed with baldaquin ensuite with the Rose bedroom
  • Rose bedroom : 1 double bed ensuite with Bleue bedroom (private shower room with toilet)
  • Bleue bedroom : one large bed for 2 and one single bed, ensuite with the Rose bedroom (private shower room with toilet)
  • Vénitienne bedroom : 1 double bed with baldaquin (private shower room with toilet)
  • Américaine bedroom : 1 large bed, ensuite with Vénitienne bedroom, 4 folding single beds 2 baby beds + one extra umbrella baby bed

Reception areas :

Ground floor : 100m2 reception space including a hall, the pastel dining room and the summer saloon, opened on the 40m2 terrasse and pool

1st Floor : 140m2 reception space including the Knights room, the billiard room, the main dining room and the chapel.

Tables and chairs are at disposal for 150 guests.

Cottage de la Commanderie (4 double bedrooms, 8 persons) – OPTIONAL

Ground floor :

  • Chardin bedroom : double bed with shower room
  • Separate toilet in the hall
  • 1st floor :
  • Soleil bedroom : 1 double bed or 2 single beds
  • Shaker bedroom : 1 double bed or 2 single beds
  • Chambre Boston : 1 double bed or 2 beds in 90
  • Bathroom with bath on this floor
  • Toilet in the hall

Garden equipment : 
Swimming pool 10m x 6m
(It is possible to set up a 300m2 tent outside in the garden.)

Our team will be at your disposal for any question you may have.

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