Summer holiday attractions, Winter holiday attractions, Town information, Castles, Rivers and Lakes, Walks, Markets, Museums, Caves, Restaurants, Miscellaneous, Cycling, Horse Riding, Water Sports in the Aude

Holiday activities in Quillan

Situated on the Aude river, Quillan (pronounced "Key An") is a small thriving town with all amenities, including a municipal swimming pool, gym and cinema. There are local shops, supermarkets, and a market twice a week. You can enjoy the french cafe culture at one of the local cafes and Quillan also has a large number of restaurants.

Carcassonne, France

Carcassonne contains a walled city within a city, where an enormous old castle stands open to be explored. The outer walls of the castle stand largely empty, with winding stairways, beautiful stone arches and numerous passageways inviting you to explore their mystery. The centre of the old castle contains museums, many bars and restaurants and many tourist shops.

Holidays in Couiza, South France

Couiza is a pretty little town at the heart of Aude, between Limoux and Quillan. Couiza is easy to reach as there is a train station, plus it is on a bus route and there is a taxi service or auto-bus service to Carcassonne airport. For large group holidays, you can also arrange the auto-bus to take you to Perpignan airport instead, should you wish.

Caves in Languedoc Roussillon, France

Languedoc Roussillon is honeycombed with over a dozen caves or grottos that are open to the general public. Each have their own unique points of geological interest and their own unique beautiy - stalagtites and stalagmites, enchanting rock formations, underground rivers and lakes, etc. The images below are of the Grotte de Limousis, near Carcassonne in Aude. It is open from April to October, with a guided tour throgh 8 halls, tunnels, past an underground pool and with spectacular views of calcite and argonite crystals.

Reserve Africaine de Sigean lions

La Reserve Africaine de Sigean is a huge safari park. It has a vast range of over 3,800 animals, including lions, rhinoceros, bears, cheetah's and apes. There are over 300 hectares and you can observe animals in their natural habitat. It has recently had its 11 millionth visitor and is clearly signposted.

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