AUDE is it right for you?
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.
Aude enjoys a Mediterranean climate, with hot summers and plenty of sunshine. Winters are mild and spring and autumn are pleasant with warm temperatures.
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