Visit Carcassonne and the medieval country
Inside the domain and around, open-air enthusiasts will find paths for long walks or bicycle rides on the 500 km² of the Malepère.
Walk on the Malepère
A Youth and Sports approved Equestrian Center will offer you rides in the Malepère, whether you are a confirmed rider or not. Riding in the nature is a pleasant new way to discover the paths of the Malepère.
Under the vaults of the City
Listed as World Heritage by UNESCO, the medieval city is a remarkable testimony to the military architecture of Middle Ages and is one of the most visited monuments in France. Every year during the month of July, the city of Carcassonne is the site of prestigious events.
Many other castles Cathar open to visitors: Lastours, Saissac, Peyrepertuse, Queribus, Arques, Puylaurens Puivert, Aguilar, Termes, Fanjeaux, Villerouge Termenès... fortresses for some once considered impregnable, and whose ruins still rip roaring skies and landscapes as tormented as the history that has sculpted.
Aude offers also to the visitor many abbeys: Fontfroide, Villelongue, Lagrasse, Saint Papoul, Saint Hilaire, Saint Polycarp, Caunes-Minervois: famous names where guides of historic monuments will revive for you some great moments of the Christianity. Aude is also the Canal du Midi, he also declared a World Heritage by UNESCO.
Roman bridge near Bugarach
The High Valley of Aude will not fail to attract fans of water sports, but also pique the curiosity of fans of historical mysteries.
Catechism dating from 1654
Lovers of ancient books, calligraphy, and parchments, will find in the streets of Montolieu, nicknamed the '' book village '', enough to feed their passion and curiosity.
The Cathar country will also offer you a sumptuous Mediterranean coast (Narbonne, ponds Bages and Leucate), caves and sinkholes impressive (Cabrespine, Limousis the Aguzou), the spas of Rennes-les-Bains and Alet- les-Bains, remarkable sites of hiking (Bugarach, gorges of Pierre-Lys and Galamus), a plethora of museums, not forgetting this ancestral land giving birth to wines served today on the largest tables world (Malepère, Minervois, Corbieres): places where the winemakers, attached to their land, say their work with the heart, ''the Soul of Wine'' so dear to Baudelaire, and you will tast (with moderation) their wonderful products born of an ancestral know-how.