lie in the departement of Aude, in the Languedoc-Roussillon
region in the south of France. The region makes up a square
between the towns of Carcassonne, Narbonne, Perpignan and
One of the least populated regions of France, it is here you
find the real, rural France.
is Mediterranean with sunny days gently carressed by breezes.
With very few humid winds, this is one of the least rainy
regions in France. The vegetation is mostly "garrigue " where
thyme, rosemary and lavender thrive, as well as numerous pines
and kermes oak (beneath which it is known there are to be
It's a region full of variety - just to the north are the
deep forests of the Montagne Noir (Black Mountains); to the
east kilometers of golden sands bordering the blue Mediterranean
sea; the Pyrennees followed by Spain to the south and the
upper valley of the Aude with its gorges and caves to the
west. It's a region rich in history, with its roman chapels,
cistercian abbeys and cathar castles. Views of the majestic
citadels, such as Quéribus, Puilarens and Peyrepeteuse perched
on the steep rocks simply take your breath away.
Not forgetting of course the fine wines of the Corbières,
which received their Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée (AOC)
classification in 1985. The heat and the aridity of the climate
offer excellent ripening conditions for the grape varieties
grown here, consisting mainly of Grenache, Syrah, Mourdève,
Carignan and Cinsault, nurtured by 2500 wine growers who produce
excellent red, rosé and white wines.
In summary, the Corbières welcome you for your holidays or
even for just a visit of a few days. You are promised an unforgettable
to visit in the region
: Narbonne : Cathar
Castles : Carcassonne
: Fontfroide Abbey
Nature : Beaches