We are right in the heart of Cathar country, an incredibly violent but interesting time in French history where big battles were fought between the Catholics and mysterious Cathars, the remnants of which are a number of 20 amazing castles and abbeys that have been used as the backdrop for Hollywood blockbusters and they themselves … Continue reading “Castles”

Restaurant Le Brantalou, Quillan

Le Brantalou is situated in a campsite but there is nothing camp like about the food and service here. It is not a cheap restaurant but it does deliver great flavours and in summer you get to sit by the lake Rue de l’Espinet, 11500 Quillan, France

White-water rafting

Our district, named after the river Aude, is famous for all sorts of water sports, none more thrilling than white-water rafting and canyoning. The nearest organisers to us offers also one of the most interesting and dramatic white-water rafting experience though the Gorge de Pierre Lys .  The staff are all very experienced, friendly and know that … Continue reading “White-water rafting”


Since Pre-Roman times there has been a fortified settlement at Carcassonne. Nowadays you will find one of the most outstanding example of a medieval walled city in the world, which is visited by over 2 million people a year and is now a UNESCO World Heritage site. As well as exploring the ramparts and getting … Continue reading “Carcassonne”