Category Archives: The Aude

The Aude, department 11 in Languedoc-Roussillon in the south of France

Montolieu or The Village of The Books

For book lovers not yet converted to e-readers who find themselves in the Aude, Montolieu is an ideal spot. It’s an idyllically pretty little village of 800 residents situated 16 kilometres from Carcassonne in the heart of the Cabardès vineyards. … Continue reading

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Bastille Day in the Aude

The 14 July is the French national day, known as la fête nationale or le quatorze juillet. It’s the day France celebrates the beginning of the French Revolution, when on 14 July 1789 the people of Paris stormed the prison … Continue reading

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Châteaux de Lastours

The image of four ruined castles standing on a rocky crest high above a river is a romantic one. In the case of the Châteaux de Lastours, the reality is even more spectacular. Lastours is a little village 12 kilometres … Continue reading

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Toulouse

Toulouse is not actually in the Aude, it’s in Haute Garonne. However as the city is on the border of those two departments and is so close to the Aude, I feel I can stretch a point and write about … Continue reading

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A charming hilltop village somewhere in the Aude

The village is definitely very charming but it is going to remain nameless in this blog. All I will say is that it overlooks the Lauragais plain and is full of beautiful medieval buildings. We decided to have Sunday lunch … Continue reading

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