Azille & its surroundings
Canal du Midi: stretching 57km along from Toulouse down to the Mediterranean Sea, the Canal du Midi is a listed UNESCO World Heritage site. Embark on hazy, lazy canal boat cruises and let the water carry you along. Get cycling with bike rides along the tow paths, taking in the peace and quiet and wildlife by the water’s edge.
Lac de Jouarres : far from the hustle and bustle of the crowded Mediterranean beaches, the Lac de Jouarres is the perfect spot for chilling with friends and family in a lush green setting. While away the days with canoes, kayaks, lake boats, fishing, hikes, bikes rides and swims.
Carcassonne old town: a whopping three kilometres of ramparts fortifications plus 52 towers make Carcassonne’s old town a must-see for your next holidays. This listed UNESCO World Heritage site is the only fortified town in Europe to still be inhabited today. Its spell-binding Gallo-Roman and medieval fortifications plunge you into a picturesque atmosphere steeped in tradition. Note that during the summer season (June to August), Carcassonne’s old town is home to its very own festival, an event that draws in flocks of visitors. Expect classical music, dance, circus arts, theatre, concerts, and all the French and international pop you can handle...
Cathar Country’s Castles and Abbeys: this is a region bursting with historical and cultural relics. Come and explore some of the region’s incredible fortifications: Aguilar, Quéribus, Peyrepertuse, Terme, Puilaurens.
Narbonne: welcome to Narbonne, a listed City of Art that’s home to the Palace of the Archbishops, an abbey, museums, indoor markets and boats lining the quays, and an array of spectacular landscapes.
Cycling and mountain biking, a maze of hikes and rambles, horse-riding treks, cruises down the Canal du Midi, rock climbing, canyoning, rafting, boat hires, and more.
Food & drink
- Castelnaudary cassoulet
- Bull meat gardianne stew
- Limoux blanquette
- Flocons d'Ariège
La Vile de Carcassonne
La commune d'Azille