The Aude ... The Cathar country
From the Mediterranean to the Pyrenees, the Aude Cathar Country possesses such a variety of landscapes and prestigious sites as to satisfy the most demanding. In natural, spectacular locations you will discover not only the Cathar Country castles, but also the Medieval City of Carcassonne (UNESCO World Heritage Site), the Romanesque abbeys and cloisters, or enjoy watching the pink flamingos flight over seaside lagoons.
You can also linger in the shade of the centuries old Canal du Midi (classified a World Heritage Site by UNESCO as well) or choose to practise any or all open air mountain and sea activities. It is 240km long and is one of the oldest inventions in terms of the mastership of hydraulic and allied facilities. Almost 350 locks, bridges, and aqueducts and a tow-path bordered with trees over three hundred years old.
The Aude Cathar Country : numerous authentic Cathar castles, Carcassonne, Queribus...
The region is rich on natural beauties: The Giant Chasm of Cabrespine, Aguzou and Limousis' cave.
Enjoy the wildlife:
Birds and Wolves Park, the Australian Park, in the City of Carcassonne, the Black Mountain Lamas in the village of Castans, Picarel Doe Farm in the village of Saissac, the Sigean Safari Park.
The natural parks and gardens:
The La Bouichere Garden in the little town of Limoux, Cactuseraie d'Escaire-Figue at Montolieu, the Arboretum du Lampy at Saissac
The local festivities:
Jazz Festival at Conilhac-Corbières.
Limoux Carnival : 3 months of festivities at the beginning of the year.
The Local specialities:
- The A.O.C. Wines, in Limoux, Cabardes, La Clape, Corbieres, Fitou, Malapere, Minervois. Allow yourself to be tempted by the fine wines and gastronomy of the Aude department.
Summer offers many festivities, markets, outdoors dances, fairs.
Golf, Tennis, Rafting, Ice skating, Swimming, Bowling, Casino, Cinema, Night club.