Le Clos Cathala, charming stay, between century-old trees and Ariège mountains

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Le Clos Cathala, char ...

Come and recharge your batteries in a green setting, highlighted by an exceptional panorama of the highest peaks of Ariège. Le Clos Cathala is a sumptuous and luxurious estate for a timeless break. Géraldine Portoles welcomes you to this charming 17th century building, completely renovated with attention and great taste. Within the estate planted with century-old trees, 5 charming guest rooms, including 2 suites, for an unforgettable stay. On site, Géraldine, who has also been a Chef for almost 20 years, invites you to sit at La Table de Saint-Paul, her gourmet restaurant where she will introduce you to the pleasures of traditional Ariège cuisine, based on fresh produce, season and short circuit. With its heated swimming pool and its leisure park, Le Clos Cathala is an elegant, refined and very warm establishment where you can spend a romantic stay in Ariège, for a few days in a heavenly setting.


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Le Clos Cathala exterior
Le Clos Cathala century-old tree

An exceptional area for unique holidays in Ariège

The Clos Cathala estate is unique. The visitor is welcomed by venerable and honorable century-old trees (some of which are classified ), Linden trees, Plane trees, Cedars, Redwoods and Oaks, nature lovers will be delighted by the reassuring and protective plant setting which surrounds them. It is also the charm of this nature that seduced Géraldine Portoles, when in 2020, she left Mirepoix after 17 years running a Hotel Restaurant. Desire for nature, to recharge one's batteries in a soothing environment, which emanates from a simple and obvious tranquility : she falls in love with the place and devotes herself to making it a true cocoon of sweetness for her guests and the gourmets who sit down at their table at his restaurant.


Le Clos Cathala exterior


In the park , a sumptuous heated swimming pool so that guests can relax after a day of sightseeing and discovering the region. Le Clos Cathala is ideally located : 1 hour from Toulouse or Carcassonne, a few kilometers from Foix , the Château de Monségur, the magnificent Lac de Montbel, the pretty bastide of Mirepoix, Ax les Termes (for Nordic skiing, alpine skiing and snowshoes in winter!), Spain and Andorra are also close. Hiking or mountain biking enthusiasts will be seduced by the presence of numerous trails departing from the area. A tennis court will allow great matches or a few balls for fun. Inside Clos Cathala, a luxurious common room with a magnificent fireplace is equipped with a billiards table and a library ( WIFI is available throughout the property). On the estate, a permanent art exhibition by sculptor Romain Tiercin will amaze visitors.

Inside the charming 17th century building, everything is pure beauty. Ironwork, elegant spiral staircase, exceptional parquet floors, period furniture. Everything is carefully chosen so that a soothing atmosphere and lots of softness emerge.


Le Clos Cathala
Le Clos Cathala
Le Clos Cathala

Charming guest rooms in Ariège, for a romantic stay for two

Le Clos Cathala offers 5 good-sized guest rooms , including 2 suites. The accommodation is located upstairs , they are all independent and very quiet. Continental breakfast is included, you can enjoy it in your room or in the dining room. It consists of fresh and local products, selected for their quality , taste and local provenance.

The Grand Luxe Suites HenriLyne (30m 2 ) and Marthe (28m 2 ) both have a beautiful marble bathroom , King Size beds , a Nespresso machine, a TV and a safe. strong.

The comfort rooms Anne-Marie ( 20m2 ), Jeanne Lisa ( 20m2 ) and Monette ( 18m2 ), are all equipped with Queen Size beds , a beautiful bathroom, and a Nespresso machine.

Would you like to take advantage of your stay in Ariège to relax and take care of yourself ? Treat yourself and order a treatment, a wellness massage or foot reflexology. Ask Géraldine who will be happy to advise you and invite qualified professionals on site.


Le Clos Cathala room
Le Clos Cathala bathroom
Le Clos Cathala living room
Le Clos Cathala staircase
Le Clos Cathala billiards

Gastronomic Restaurant in Ariège, La table de Saint-Paul

Géraldine your host is also Chef of the Restaurant La Table de Saint-Paul . Open to B&B travelers, it also welcomes all gourmets, upon reservation. The elegant and warm interior room with its fireplace can accommodate 20 place settings and will be perfect for you to sit down and enjoy a convivial moment during a lunch or dinner. In summer and when the weather is nice, the terrace is a haven of peace! The restaurant is open all year round , from Tuesday evening to Sunday lunchtime.

Géraldine offers you traditional gourmet cuisine. She knows and likes to highlight local products. Ariège is a department which concentrates a wide variety of breeders, market gardeners and food artisans keen to combine working the land and breeding with respect for the environment . Most of the products are organic , 95% are locally sourced. Géraldine, who has been working with these products for a long time thanks to her previous restaurant, knows her producers well and the delicacies they present to her. The menu changes every month , it gives pride of place to plants and will arouse your curiosity as much as it will stimulate your taste buds ! Let yourself be tempted by the gourmet baskets on offer, to take with you while out and about for a healthy, delicious meal, even while out walking.


The Table of Saint-Paul
Le Clos Cathala fresh fish
Le Clos Cathala Fresh vegetables
La Table de Saint-Paul gourmet basket
The Table of Saint-Paul


Organization of private or professional seminars and events in Ariège

Le Clos Cathala offers to organize seminars, conferences, team building or private family events on site: baptisms , weddings, cousins, bachelor parties. Several options are available, for example it is possible to privatize the entire estate, that is to say the 5 guest rooms (+ 2 studios, bringing the whole to 15 possible beds), the park being able to accommodate 150 people. Catering services are possible, just discuss it with Géraldine who will be happy to offer you several options. Rental will be by the week or weekend.

It is also possible to rent a conference or work room.

  • The large living room ( 65m2 ): up to 50 people
  • Billiards (65m 2 ): up to 50 people
  • The outdoor barn ( 180m2 on 2 levels): up to 150 people outdoors
  • The small living room (30m 2 ): up to 20 people

Meet in an exceptional place, easy to reach thanks to its central location in the southwest, well served. Géraldine and her entire team await you on a professional or private basis, so that your stays and events are unforgettable !


Le Clos Cathala

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