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Country, village, town and coast - a rural departémént

The Aude, department 11, is one of the most southerly in France, and La Montagne Noire looks south across the Plain of Carcassonne to the Pyrénées beyond. There are many worthwhile places to visit from here – some close by, others a fair distance.

Local attractions

Attractions further afield

Travelling in the Aude

This is a very rural department with limited public transport. Distances between places can be relatively large, so having access to a car is essential if you want to see much of it. It's well served by road, rail and air.