La région

In the heart of the Cathar country, not far from the Mediterranean Sea, the mountains of the Pyrenees and the Black Mountain, you will discover a city where history abounds: Carcassonne.

Established over 2000 years ago, it is one of France’s great monumental wonders and one of the most fabulous site preserved by the Middle Ages.

The City of Carcassonne, classified in the UNESCO World Heritage, is inseparable from the many abbeys (Saint-Hilaire, Lagrasse, Fontfroide, Saint-Polycarpe …) and Cathar Castles (Quéribus, Peyrepertuse, the Four Lastours Castles…) which surround it. Close by you will discover also Rennes le Château and the history of its famous mysterious treasure maintained throughout its life by Abbot Saunière.


To enjoy a stay rich in tourism and sensations, here is some regional activities:

  • The abysses and caves of Cabrespine and Limousis
  • White-water ports in the Aude valley with canoeing, rafting and canyoning
  • Boat trips or trips along the banks of the Canal du Midi, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Tours and wine-tasting with the owners and wine-makers of the area’s vineyards
  • The Mediterranean beaches 60 km away
  • The Pyrénées Mountains 150 km away