This is a place steeped in history that is located in the heart of the land of the Cathars, where people enjoy eating and having a good time. Welcome to Michel Cartier’s hotel.
“I like carrying on our family tradition that goes back four generations by offering regional cuisine and by running a place where you can feel just like you are at home.”
There is something truly special about The Originals City, Hotel Cartier, Quillan. Formerly an inn, Our Quillan hotel has belonged to the Cartier family for 4 generations now. Our accommodation in Quillan has a family atmosphere which has lasted through all the renovations that have been carried out. Like his ancestors before him, Michel has been cultivating this authenticity which accounts for all the charm to be found in the hotel. Located in the village of Quillan, which is just 1 hour away from the city of Perpignan and which is also near to the Pyrenees mountains, the hotel is an ideal location for experiencing the wonderful culture and history of the land of the Cathars. There is also a restaurant offering French cuisine as well as numerous local specialties. This 3-star hotel, however, also has other features such as different sized rooms, a bar and a salon where you can have a drink with friends or coworkers, a parking lot as well as staff that can provide local tourism information. It is a unique place that has a true sense of hospitality and is run by friendly people who are passionate about what they do.
With services and a sense of cleanliness that are worthy of this 3-star hotel, Michel and his team offer a wide choice of rooms, studios and apartments. Whether it’s a stopover during your business trip or a family vacation in the region, you can enjoy room sizes ranging from 15 to 50 m² depending on your needs. All rooms of our Quillan accommodation are equipped with air-conditioning, double glazing, a bathroom, a toilet, a flat screen television and free WiFi.
- Non smoking room
- Air-conditioned room
- Room service
In the kitchen as well as in the hotel, Michel aims to please. In the morning, breakfast awaits you under the exposed beams of the large dining room consisting of, among other things, pastries, brioches, organic breads and local jams. For the other meals of the day, emphasis is placed on our Quillan restaurant with traditional cuisine that is rich in flavor. To quench your thirst, the hotel's bar offers all types of drinks, sweet Roussillon wines, Crémant de Limoux wines and much more.
THE CARTIER RESTAURANT
The Originals City, Hotel Cartier, Quillan has a warm atmosphere and there are many things to do here. Guests at our hotel will enjoy a unique hotel experience, one well worth telling other people about. It is a place that is one of its kind and is located at the foot of the Pyrenees near to many important tourist sites of the Languedoc-Roussillon region.
THE CATHAR CASTLESTaking a short hike up to the heights of the Cathar Castles will provide you with a fantastic panoramic view of the surrounding area. These beautiful medieval buildings date all the way back to the time of the crusades and were witnesses to the development of the Cathar religious movement in the region of Languedoc. These 5 castles, which are nicknamed the sons of Carcassonne, are amazing places to visit.
A RAFTING ESCAPADEDo ask our hotel staff about the chance to experience first-hand the refreshing sensation of water in the canton of La Haute-Vallée de l’Aude. There is an introductory course to rafting available to all those who are at least 6 years of age. While rafting, you’ll be able to observe beautiful landscapes as you ride the waves.
BATHING IN WARM WATERSAfter climbing up the Bugarach peak in the Corbières mountains to admire the splendid views of the surrounding area, take some time to relax in Rennes-les-Bains. Dive into the warm waters of this spa town and enjoy your well-deserved rest.
What our customers say
"Welcoming hotel in the heart of Quillan"
A lovely hotel, friendly, safe for a solo female traveller, great food, easy access to local shops and restaurants - and at the heart of a lovely little town with loads to do in Cathar country!
Our second visit to this hotel and it didn't disappoint.
"A great place to stay"
Comfortable and clean rooms, with the welcome addition of air conditioning. I would have given a 5 star rating if I could have adjusted the temperature of the room and there were a couple more electrical sockets because I was in Quillan for work and it was nice to have a desk to sit at in the evenings, but I could not plug my laptop in as there was no outlet.