Aude Pays Cathare

  • Aude Pays Cathare

    Aude: a département with an exceptional heritage

    Carcassonne

    The cité médiévale, with its 52 towers and 3 kilometres of ramparts, is the most extensive fortified city in Europe and is classed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    Of interest too is the lower town with its numerous monuments.

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  • Aude Pays Cathare

    Aude: a département with an exceptional heritage

    The Cathar castles

    the vertiginous citadels”: Quéribus, Lastours, Arques, Peyrepertuse, dramatic witnesses of Cathar history

    Aude: a département with an exceptional heritage

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  • Aude Pays Cathare

    Aude: a département with an exceptional heritage

    The Abbeys

    Fontfroide, Saint Papoul, Lagrasse, Saint Hilaire, Caunes-Minervois, Villelongue Cistercian and Benedictine abbeys, open to the public.

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  • Aude Pays Cathare

    Aude: a département with an exceptional heritage

    The Canal du Midi

    The oldest canal in Europe still in operation. Classed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site and one of the greatest feats of engineering of modern times. Magnificent trips along the towpath by foot or bike under the shade of plane trees.

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  • Aude Pays Cathare

    Aude: a département with an exceptional heritage

    Villages of character

    Worthy of discovery: Montolieu, the book village

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Aude: a département with an exceptional heritage