Pays Cathare® trademark

Live authentic moments with the Pays Cathare brand!

Recognisable by its blue label, the Pays Cathare® brand brings together professionals from Aude who are passionate about their work in agriculture, tourism and crafts.

For almost 30 years the Conseil Départemental de l’Aude pursues a policy of local development based on the enhancement of its heritage. The principle of this policy, supported by Europe, is to promote the maintenance and development of economic activity in the rural zones, as a result of the tourist activity. This comprises a complete programme allied to the enhancement of the Cathar Country with a view to reinforcing the attraction exercised by the already famous chateaux, by developing a special theme to each project.

The network of Cathar country sites

The network of Cathar country sites includes castles, abbeys, medieval citadels and museums. Discover the 22 heritage sites of the Cathar Country.

Technical form

April 1991

The Department of Aude creates the Pays Cathare© quality trademark.

2014

The brand is signed by a new visual identity.

The trademark in numbers

900 professionals
40 different specifications

4 product lines

Gastronomy and flavours
Activities and discoveries
Handicraftmen and winemakers
Accommodation

Thanks to the creation of the logo “Pays Cathare” which indicates the itineraries and flags the products and services providing full guarantees of quality and authenticity, the tourist can tailor his itinerary according to his individual requirements.

Fromage de chèvre Écu du Pays cathare ©L. Charles - ADT de l'Aude
Restaurant Le Comte Roger, Carcassonne, Crédit ADT de l'Aude

The “Pays Cathare” trademark encompasses many professionals from Aude in the tourism, agri-food and wine-growing sectors, not forgetting creative craftspeople and many representatives from the catering professions.

Carcassonne, cité, vigne

Experience

Medieval Carcassonne, a castle & cobblestone walkabout

1 day

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Carcassonne, cité, vigne

Experience

Medieval Carcassonne, a castle & cobblestone walkabout

1 day

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Experience

A day in Villeneuve-Minervois, the truffle capital

1 day

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Le château de Puilaurens à Lapradelle-Puilaurens ©Vincent Photographie

Experience

Foothold on Puilaurens Castle

1 day

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Randonnée sentier cathare ©Vincent photographie

Experience

“High-perched” hike on the Cathar Trail

2 days

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Experience

A nature getaway in the Corbières

1 day

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Quality and authenticity

All these products and services meet special lists of specifications which are guarantee of quality, origin and authentic skill.
In Aude pays Cathar you will be able to tell which products and services bear the label by their distinctive logo.