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Discover this part of Languedoc Roussillon’s cornucopia of wonders: perfect climate, lots of sun, sandy beaches, great gastronomy and wine, extensive medieval and Roman history. As in other parts of the region, the locals have a passion for good wine and food.  Proud of their art de vivre, they are attached to their land and traditions – a way of life that began with the Romans when they planted vines and olive trees!

The department of Aude comprises 5 different pays or “landscapes:”

Pays CarcassonnePays Carcassonnais: known for its deep caves, castles, fortified medieval city of Carcassonne and the Canal du Midi.

Pays Corbieres MinervoisPays Corbières Minervois: Famous for vineyards on rocky slopes that descend to the Mediterranean Sea producing great wine, scented scrublands, the Canal du Midi, caves, Romanesque churches.

Pays Haute Vallee de l'AudePays de la Haute-Vallée de L’Aude: Following the path of the River Aude, this authentic and enticing area is home to Limoux sparkling wine – the oldest in world. The diverse mountain climate of the Pyrenées offers winter sports and beautiful ski resorts.

Pays de la NarbonnaisePays Lauragais: A plentiful land dotted with windmills, vineyards, fields of grain and the Route du du Cassoulet de Castelnaudary along with the continuation of the Canal du Midi.

Pays LauragaisPays Narbonnaise en Méditerranée: Narbonne is the ancient Roman capital of extraordinary architecture, miles of sandy beaches, resort towns, parks and the wine of the Massif of La Clape.

No matter which Pays you visit, no matter where you turn in the Aude Department, this part of France will inspire you with its rich history, warm people and unbeatable gourmet treasures.
Allons-y et bon appètit!

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