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This department located in the south-east of France is named after the river of the same name that flows through the area, namely the Aude and has many beautiful places where you can enjoy nature in one of the holiday homes via Nature.house. Aude has an area of 6139 km2 and over 350,000 inhabitants. Do you like the sea? Then Aude is a good area to visit.
In the east of Aude you will find the Mediterranean Sea where you can fully enjoy the sea and the flora and fauna that can be found here in a holiday home. More inland, visitors can enjoy walks from their holiday home through the mountainous landscape that can be found here.
The capital of Aude is Carcasonne and is on the world heritage list of UNESCO. This name is also known to some from the eponymous board game Carcasonne, in which cities and areas have to be colonized. This medieval town dates from the 2nd century B.C., where the Cathars were fought against. In this special city you can find many remarkable churches, such as the Basilique Saint-Nazaire. This church is best known for the stained-glass windows that can be found here and are considered to be the most beautiful and oldest windows in Aude and in all of France. Are you looking for a holiday home in Aude? Then we can definitely recommend you to visit this old town.
The castles of the Cathars
In Aude you can find many castles as well as many castles. From your cottage, anywhere in Aude, you can easily visit these historical monuments. The Cathars (also known as Albigensians) were a religious movement from the late Middle Ages. After the fall of the capital of Aude (Carcasonne), the Cathars retreated to remote mountain settlements. Are you looking for a holiday home in Aude? Then be sure to head into the mountains, where you can enjoy a mountain hike where you can also encounter the ruins of the Cathars while walking.
Nature in Aude
Looking for a holiday home where you can combine nature and recreation? Then go to the coast of Aude. Here you can not only enjoy the beautiful nature that can be found here, but also the many water sports that are offered there. Leucate and Gruissan are seen as the place for lovers of windsurfing and kite surfing. Around Leucate you can dive in several places and enjoy the rocky coastline that is rich in underwater flora and fauna. Further inland you can easily go from your cottage to the river Aude where you can enjoy wild water rafting and canyoning. Throughout Aude you can leave your cottage for a walk through nature. The vegetation in Aude consists mainly of spruce and beech forests. The forests here are also known for the many mushrooms and orchids that can be found there.