THE MEDIEVAL CITY OF CARCASSONNE
The Counts Castle (12th-13th centuries) has double perimeter walls and 52 towers. St Nazaire basilica, romanesque and gothic styles. On the left bank of the Aude river, the Lower Town (13th century) is worth a visit. Very famous fireworks : July 14th. Tournements (Medieval Pageantry) from July 3rd to August 29th. Web: www.audetourisme.com
THE CITADELS OF DIZZYING HEIGHTS
Founded at the end of the 11th century by the Benedictines, it immediately became very prosperous. Affiliated to the Cistecrian order in 1145, it was a bastion of religious orthodoxy during the period of the crusade against the Albigensian heretics. Web : www.audetourisme.com
CANAL DU MIDI ET DE LA ROBINE
Undertaken by Pierre-Paul Riquet in the 17th century to link the Atlantic to the Mediterranean, it crosses the Aude from West to East over a distance of more than 100 kms. House boating holidays is popular from the main towns on the Canal: Castelnaudary, Bram, Carcassonne, Trèbes, Homps, Le Somail, Argens-Minervois, Ginestas, Narbonne. Passenger boat: from 1 hour to a few days on the Canal departing from Castelnaudary, Bram, Carcassonne, Trèbes, Homps, Le Somail, Narbonne. You can also hire bikes along the canal. Web : www.audetourisme.com
NARBONNE AND THE BLUE MEDITERRANEAN COAST
Every year, the Escapades Guide offers a new selection of exceptional tourist sites in the Narbonne region in border of Mediterranean. This guide offers an insight into a region of multiple facets, the opportunity to explore its preserved natural landscapes. Make the most of a leisurely tour or relax around a glass of the fine wines and quality produce from the area. The region’s charms will cast a spell over you too, for sure!
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