The Aude, Cathar Country, is a department from the
Languedoc having Carcassonne (La Cathare) and Narbonne
(La Romaine) as major towns. The department is devided in
7 different regions (see map) which, situated between the Pyrenees
and the Mediteranean, offer a broad variety in fauna
and flora (lakes and sea, garrigue(1), vineyards and
forests) and a préhistorical, Roman and Medieval culture, and also a
large choice of sport facilities. On top you're close to the Pyrenees, Andorra
and the ski resorts, the catalonian towns of Collioure
and Perpignan(La Catalane), Spain and the bigger
towns like Montpellier and Toulouse.
We give you a preview what our region has to offer (culture,
food & wine, nature, sport, accomodation, climate and weather forecast)
with related links for further details. This site lives and al tips are welcome.
We mention the most important sites, you can discover plenty of ruins, dolmens,
caves, mills, chapels etc.
Your stay in the Aude : you can ask or download brochures
(accomodation, food and wine, touristic sites) from the official website of
the Aude: http://www.aude.fr
is also an interesting site where you can find information and pictures of villages,
towns, museums, castles and their opening hours.
(1)garrigue: typical Mediteranean vegetation, covered by herbs (thyme, rosemary,
lavender) and wild flowers, green oaks, broom, geneva, olive and almond trees,strawberry