To discover…

L’Aude, what a beautiful department to discover !

Situated between two mountain ranges, the Black Mountain and the Pyrenees, bordered by the Mediterranean, our department, also called Pays Cathare, invites you to travel and dream…

La Cité de Carcassonne (about 20 min walk from the campsite)

Dame Carcas who rang victory, Raimond-Roger Trencavel, viscount of Carcassonne, tell you their lives through the largest fortified complex of the Middle Ages. Restored at the end of the XIX century, the CIté of Carcassonne, a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1997 reflects the iconic image of royal power for several centuries.

Come with us to relive the burning of our beautiful cité on July 14th,  …

But in Carcassonne, it‘s not just the medieval city

Around the corner, the town center opens its doors. Stroll around the river Aude or between parks and  museums, the choice is plentyfull. Take advantage of local markets, enjoy a break on the Canal du Midi, or have fun at Cavayère lake !

 

And nearby?

The scenery here is very diversified between the  countries of Carcassonnais, Lauragais, Haute Vallée and Corbières Minervois, the range is wide and rich in color!

 25 minutes drive from Carcassonne is one of the finest natural curiosities. The Gouffre Géant de Cabrespine dominates the village of Cabrespine, near the Pic de Nore on  Montagne Noire. The gulf is known for its impressive dimensions: 80 m wide and 250 m deep. Its constant temperature of 14 degrees makes it a great place to visit, especially when the heat is scorching hot during the summer!

You’ll hear  frequently that you are in Catharland , a so-called heresy which is  part of our history. You will see the department is marked by a medieval architecture, which includes “the Citadels of Vertigo.”  The Montagne d’Alaric in the Corbières stands proudly, and  its treasure is still  concealed, you’ll die trying to find it!! It is an ideal place for a shady walk. Hikers, mountain bikers, this mountain is for you!

Finally, we can not talk about the region without mentioning wine! IGP Carcassonne, Malpere, Cabardes, Corbières, Minervois, Limoux, all these wine regions and their wineries are waiting to awaking your taste buds.

You‘ll see that Carcassonne and its surroundings offer something for everyone! For more information please contact the Tourist Office of Carcassonne.

Nearby: Fishing – canoeing – canyoning – rafting – rock climbing – caving – hiking – golf – tennis – horse riding – tree climbing – go-karting

Must see: City Festival in July and August (involving major international artists), 14/07 fireworks (2nd biggest in France), specialities: cassoulet, regional wines to discover

See you soon !!

 

Crédit photos Valérie Lafon / pays carcassonnais , A Falvard.