Tourism in the Aude

The Domain of Belcastel is situated in the so called “Pays Cathare”, on the edge of the Corbières, only one hour away from both the mediterranean sea and the Pyrenees. The region is known for it’s good wines and heritage.


Cathar castles: Peyrepertuse, Aguilar, Quéribus, Puilaurens, Termes, Villerouge-Termenès, Arques, Montségur, Puivert, etc.
Religious heritages: the abbeys of Lagrasse, Fontfroide, Saint Hilaire, etc.
Historical towns: Carcassonne, Foix and Mirepoix.
Markets: Mirepoix (monday mornings), Limoux (friday mornings) and Espéraza (sunday mornings).
Lakes and rivers: the lakes of Arques and Montbel, the rivers of le Lauquet and l’Orbieu and also the termae of Rennes-les-Bains.
Numerous hikes: the Pic de Bugarach, the val d’Agne, the canal du Midi and of course many hikes in the Pyrenees.
Good wines: AOC Corbières, AOC Limoux with it’s blanquette, AOC Malepère, AOC Minervois, etc.
Gastronomy: Starred restaurants, bistros and cafes by the shore.
Events: Limoux’s Carnival, Toques et Clochers, Carcassonne’s 14th of July  fireworks, etc.
Sport actvities: hiking, cycling, rafting, hydro-speed, canoe-kayak, horse riding, golf, water sports, winter sports, etc.