At the heart of Carcassonne
The Bar Bibliothèque at the Hotel de La Cité
Enjoy a relaxing drink and exquisite canapés in a welcoming environment. The Bar Bibliothèque is the ideal place to enjoy a cocktail or have a glass of wine before heading to your table at one of our restaurants.
A native of Carcassonne and lover of the city, head barman Gaétan is a friendly character. He loves history and recounting it, and loves talking with guests. He considers himself neither simply a “head barman” (too conventional), nor a “mixologist” (too sophisticated), but rather a “stirrer of drinks”. As fate would have it, this wise-cracker arrived at the Hotel de la Cité on 1st April 2014. Since then, he has offered his colourful creations at the Bar Bibliothèque to the sheer delight of the bar’s guests.
Gaétan is the creator of the first and only Vermouth of Carcassonne, the “Rigolo”, the fruit of a meeting with Jean-Marc, another passionate individual and artisan liquorist of the Maison Cabanel. Using local wines and orange peel, and delicately flavoured with rosemary from the hotel garden, it can be tasted in a spritz at the Hotel de la Cité. Gaétan loves the many combinations made as part of his profession, from the creation of concoctions to their marriage with different flavours. This passion results in the many creations signed “Gaétan”.