Aude

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Aude is named after the coastal river running through the department. Aude’s area makes it the 39th biggest French department.   The most part of the department is under Mediterranean climate. Landscapes are nevertheless very diverse, from the Mediterranean Sea to the Pyrenees mountains. Amongst a rich heritage, discover the medieval castles, the « Citadelles…

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France’s Cathar Country

The force of gravity had pressed me back so far that I felt I was at a 90 degree angle to the world. Heart pounding, I closed my eyes, clenched my teeth and gripped my car seat. Concen­trating on my breathing, I said a silent prayer. For someone afraid of heights, I had picked a…

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Along the Canal du Midi…

Work of 240 km in length, powered by a highly sophisticated system, the « Canal du Midi » presents the oldest inventions in terms of hydraulic control and works of art: almost 350 locks, bridges, aqueduct, outlets, some which haven’t been modified since their origin; a towpath lined with trees, allowing multiple outdoor activities such…

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The Best UNESCO World Heritage Sites in France

France boasts 41 UNESCO sites, but many of them fly under the tourist radar. Here’s a peek at the country’s top World Heritage havens.  A medieval fortress town bordered by an impressive canal, Carcassonne offers two UNESCO World Heritage sites in the space of a few square miles. Fans of the knights-in-shining-armor era will find their…