The region has a rich history starting from the prehistory (grots and dinosaurs),
and medieval castles (former border between France and Spain), the historical
town of Carcassonne, the roman history of Narbonne (Via Domitian, oppidums,
Horreum), several abbeys, and the Canal du Midi (1)
which relies the Atlantic coast through Toulouse to the Mediterranean.
The towns of Carcassonne(2) (Unesco patrimonium) with
its famous medieval town and Narbonne (3) with its
rich roman history and museums must be seen.
Afterwards there are also several famous abbeys like Fontfroide
(4), Lagrasse (5) and Caunes
Minervois (12), the Cathar Castles (6) of Peyrepertusse,
Queribus, Termes, Villerouge Termenes, all surrounded by magnificent landscapes
offering panoramic views. Those who are intrigued by the mysterie of the «
Da Vinci Code» from Dan Brown must certainly visit the village of
Rennes le Château (11), Dan Brown has based his book on the biggest
mysterie of the Aude .
The villages of Gruissan (8),Minerve,
Bages, Leucate (7) and Lagrasse are worth a
You can find books of all subjects in several languages in Montolieu
(9) the"book" village, and in Le somail (10)
with its antique library,
Amphoralis in Sallèles d'Aude is a roman pottery site where they still
produce pots and amphora's once used for wine transport.
Certainly in the summer period each village has its fête
locale and vide grenier (flee market) and also
daily animations at the beaches. Music, art and danse
festivals like the Festival de Jazz in Conilhac, the
Sol y Fiesta in Leucate, Les Amplofolies, Les Abracagrasses in Lagrasse, ……
In Mayronnes, small Corbières village close to Lagrasse, you can visit
the "sentier sculpturel", a walk of about 2h in the "garrigue"
decorated with modern art sculptures, exposure between Easter and mid-August,