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The Aude, camping between natural heritage and vestiges of the past

Vue sur les Corbières dans l'Aude
Vue sur les Corbières dans l'Aude


In the heart of the Languedoc, the Aude is part of the Occitanie region and its name already evokes sun, holidays and camping... Rich in a preserved historical and natural heritage, one can enjoy very varied and wild landscapes such as the Montagne Noire and the Gorges de Galamus, but also the Cathar castles and the fortified city of Carcassonne as witnesses of a flourishing past.

Campsites in the Aude

Among the 90 campsites in the Aude, some are recommended such as La Grande Cosse **** in Fleury, in the middle of a protected nature reserve and less than 500 metres from the beach. The campsite Barberousse ** in Gruissan, 500 meters from a pond and 2 kilometers from the beach and finally the campsite Domaine d'Arnauteille ***** in Montclar, located at the gates of the city of Carcassone, it offers a magnificent view of the Corbières.


Discover the Aude

The medieval city of Carcassonne, the monumental ensemble of Narbonne and the Cathar castles are the flagship sites of the Aude. However, the department conceals other known or less known treasures such as the Galamus gorges. A protected natural territory made of huge limestone walls that can be admired from the road, over two kilometers and which unfolds a fabulous landscape before you. You will discover waterfalls, alternated by small basins, an ideal place for the amateurs of canyoning. You can enjoy a breathtaking view of the hermitage of Saint-Antoine de Galamus from a lookout point... not to be missed!

Both a picturesque old fishing village and a modern seaside resort, Gruissan-plage and Gruissan are only two kilometres apart. Dominated by the medieval Barberousse tower, the old village is bordered by the sea and ponds and has two marinas. Gruissan-plage also has a Blue Flag beach.

The abbey of Villelongue, the castle of Saissac and the village of Roquefère for the built heritage, the forests of fir trees, the garigues or the vineyards for the natural wealth, it is as many contrasts that the Black Mountain offers. At 1200 metres, you reach the peak of Nore, the highest point where you can enjoy a sublime panorama of the Corbières, the Pyrenees and the Mediterranean. A privileged place for those who love hiking or biking.

Classified as one of the most beautiful villages in France, Lagrasse is nestled in the Orbieu valley. You should stroll through the charming medieval town and admire the facades of the houses, the Old Bridge which leads to the Sainte-Marie abbey and its bell tower, the remains of the ramparts, its church classified as a historical monument and the market hall with its stone pillars.


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