In the heart of Cathar Country, very close to the Mediterranean, the Pyrenees and the Black Mountain, there is a town with a strong historical background: Carcassonne.
Established more than 2000 years ago, it constitutes one of the architectural marvels of France, and one of the most fabulous sites that has lasted from the Middle Ages.
The City of Carcassonne, classified by Unesco as a World Heritage Site, is inseparable from numerous abbeys (Saint-Hilaire, Lagrasse, Fontfroide, Saint-Polycarpe...) and Cathar Châteaux (Quéribus, Peyrepertuse, the four Châteaux of Lastours...) with cliffs and peaks rising from their ruins, and why not also mention Rennes le Château and its famous, mysterious treasure which the Abbé Saunière kept secret for all his life.
Different touristic and cultural activities will complete your stay:
The pot-holes and caves : Cabrespine, Limousis
White-water sports in the Valley of the Aude: Canoe-kayak, rafting, canyoning
Trips by boat or on foot along the banks of the Canal du Midi, classified as a World Heritage Site by Unesco
Visits and tastings with wine producers
Beaches 60 km away
Mountains 150 km away