AUDE is it right for you?

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Property prices

Aude is the sec­ond cheap­est depart­ment in Langue­doc-Rous­sil­lon, with an av­er­age re­sale price of €136,000 com­pared to the re­gional av­er­age of €182,700.

Weather

Aude en­joys a Mediter­ranean cli­mate, with hot sum­mers and plenty of sun­shine. Win­ters are mild and spring and au­tumn are pleas­ant with warm tem­per­a­tures.

Ac­tiv­i­ties

Home to two UNESCO World Her­itage sites – Car­cas­sonne and the Canal du Midi – the Ro­man town of Nar­bonne and nu­mer­ous Cathar cas­tles, Aude of­fers plenty for history buffs to dis­cover. Al­though Car­cas­sonne is one of France’s most vis­ited sites, the rest of the depart­ment is largely un­known so you can enjoy pretty vil­lages and Mediter­ranean beaches in peace. There are plenty of lo­cal vin­tages to sam­ple, a sparkling wine from Li­moux that claims to be the in­spi­ra­tion for cham­pagne and cas­soulet, sup­posed to have been in­vented in Castel­naudary. Re­gion: Langue­docRous­sil­lon Depart­ment: Aude Cap­i­tal: Car­cas­sonne

Ryanair op­er­ates flights to Car­cas­sonne and, along with Flybe, to Per­pig­nan. Toulouse is the near­est large in­ter­na­tional air­port with reg­u­lar flights from the UK.

Eurostar to Paris and then TGV to Nar­bonne which takes four and a half hours.

For driv­ing times, con­sult one of the many on­line route plan­ners such as those at vi­amiche­lin.com, mappy.com and theaa.com

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