Whether you have a thirst for culture, a need for nature, a taste for thrill, the will to go back to earth, the Pays Cathare offers you a wide range of activities and visits to fullfil your expectations.
As a couple, among friends or family, in the company of a skilled guide, you can live a new life experience. The guides mission is to ensure that you understand this land, its history, its landscapes, its culture, its know-how, its traditions.
The « Sites Pôles » (outstanding sites) of the Pays Cathare
The Pays Cathare's heart is deep in the South : its identity is a patchwork, a contrasted land, shaped with History, which invites you to multiple journeys.
Medieval castles and Romanesque abbeys are the witnesses of the conflict which opposed, 800 years ago, hunted cathars with orthodox holders.
These exceptional monuments, as an ensemble or as unique pieces, embody the Pays Cathare and represent its past, its present, and of course, its future.
Natural and Cultural Tourist sites
Caves, windmills, museums, promenade boats, tourist trains, are as many activities and sites that invite you to discover an exceptional nature, and this land's history and culture. You will meet passionate professionals who will share with you the treasures and beauty of the sites. Playful and adapted services are offered to families with children.
The river Aude constitutes a natural space which offers to nature's lovers, a wide range of white water activities, in a preserved environment. On a path of 170 km, from the Pyrenees to the mouth of the Mediterranean, the integral descent is a paradise for white water activities, in the sites of the gorges of Saint Georges and of Pierre Lys. In its bustling waters torrents, many activities are proposed : canoe, kayak, rafting, white water swimming (hydrospeed). These varied landscapes also offer a great subterranean and aerial playground for activities such as via ferrate, climbing, adventure paths and cavities dedicated to speleology. Professionals are skilled and experienced, aim at a quality service, and they will share their know how and knowledge to make this discovery fabulous and full of surprises.
Guides and Lecturers of the Pays Cathare®
What about discovering Aude, Pays Cathare, with a guide ?
The Pays Cathare and its magnificient landscapes, between sea and moutains.The Pays Cathare with its castles and abbeys. The Pays Cathare with its gastronomy and its wines... It's even better with a lecturer guide of the Pays Cathare !
Guides and lecturers with the label Pays Cathare, are certified ambassadors to Aude's history secrets and heritage.