A few days ago I posted a picture of my favourite view in the Aude. A friend commented that it wasn’t very spectacular, that there are better views in this part of France. No argument there. It made me think about views and images. Am I trying to find the best view, the most spectacular view? No.
The diversity of the landscape in the Aude is one of the things that I love. It’s been 7 years since I first visited and the way the landscape changes completely, almost without a transition, as you turn a corner continues to fascinate me. The difference between the Corbieres and the Minervois, between the norther Corbieres and the southern Corbieres, between the Razes and the Lauragais, are so marked that you could be in different countries.
It’s one of the reasons that I always suggest that anyone thinking about buying property in the Aude spend time exploring before they start looking at houses.
The image below is the view from an old farm near Salles-sur-l’Hers in the Lauragais. It’s beautiful but very different than the view near Monze.