Corbieres landscapes

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06 May 2024  |  Tourism

For nature lovers - discover Les Corbières

The Corbières region located in the Aude department is an ideal destination for those looking to escape the crowds and discover a preserved corner of France. Its medieval villages, its hilly landscapes and its renowned vineyards, the Corbières offer a multitude of activities for curious tourists.

Explore the Cathar Castles

One of the major attractions of Corbières is the presence of several Cathar castles, which bear witness to the tumultuous history of the region. The Château de Peyrepertuse, perched on a rocky ridge, offers spectacular views of the surrounding valley. The Château de Quéribus, located nearby, is also a must-see site, with its medieval architecture and fascinating history.

Discovering Medieval Villages

The Corbières are full of charming medieval villages, where you can stroll through narrow streets and admire stone houses. Lagrasse, with its Benedictine abbey and its medieval houses, is a particularly popular village. Local markets, often lively on weekends, are an opportunity to taste regional products and meet local artisans.

Good Corbières wines

Corbières is also renowned for its vineyards and wines. The region produces mainly red wines, often full-bodied and aromatic. Many wineries offer tastings and guided tours, allowing visitors to discover the different stages of wine production and taste exceptional vintages. Among the best-known vineyards, we can cite Château de Lastours and Domaine de la Bouysse.

Hikes and walks

Outdoor enthusiasts will find what they are looking for in the Corbières. The region offers numerous hiking trails, which allow you to explore wild and varied landscapes. The Cathar trail, for example, is a long-distance hiking route that connects several medieval castles. The Corbières are also ideal for cycling, horse riding and climbing.

The Corbières are a little-known tourist destination but incredibly rich in history, culture and natural beauty. Whether you're interested in medieval castles, picturesque villages, wine tasting or outdoor activities, this region of southern France has something for you. If you're looking for an authentic getaway away from the traditional tourist routes, Corbières is the ideal place.

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Amélie Roca

I am a Community Manager for Pure France as well as the host of Pure France TV, presenting high quality rental homes all over France.

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