Between sea and mountains, vineyards bathed in sunshine, wild and preserved nature, you will discover all the riches of AUDE, Cathar country, a multifaceted department in the heart of Occitania.
Stroll on foot or by bicycle along the Canal du Midi or laze on the sand of the immense beaches of the coast which invite you to relax; the most athletic ones will find many possibilities there (kite surfing, sand yachting, etc.) and go and taste oysters at our oyster farmers in GRUISSAN or LEUCATE.
In the hinterland, leaning against the Pyrenees, discover the CORBIERES, wild and limestone massif of medium mountains.
On foot or by bike, take its roads and paths lined with scrubland with fragrant herbs and discover the history of the department through its Cathar castles, (QUERIBUS, TUCHAN, PEYREPERTUSE etc…) real citadels and high places of the past which marked in their time, the border with nearby Spain, its beautiful abbeys FONTFROIDE, LAGRASSE… and its gorges, remarkable natural sites, those of GALAMUS or Pierre LYS.
Taste its gastronomy and its legendary cassoulet.
AUDE is a country of vineyards so meet its winegrowers who will make you taste their famous Corbières and Minervois wines, its BLANQUETTE de LIMOUX, its MUSCAT and its FITOU.
Visit NARBONNE, the first Roman port, a lively and touristy town, its gourmet hall, CARCASSONNE and its world-famous city classified as the Canal du Midi as a UNESCO heritage site.
Browse the adorable coastal villages: GRUISSAN and its chalets on stilts, BAGES and PEYRIAC DE MER, nestled on the lagoons where you can observe pink flamingos, herons and other numerous migratory birds which make this region a remarkable ornithological park.
And very close to the Terrace,
Visit the beautiful African reserve of wild animals of SIGEAN which will captivate the children, and then, the pretty village of LEUCATE, Hike on the paths of the cliff to arrive at LA FRANQUI, admire from above its immense strip of beach of 7 kms. SALSES LE CHATEAU and its fortress, further down in Catalan country and so many other riches…
And I bet that this region will enchant you as it still amazes me! Are we betting on it?