The Cathar Castles
Ready for an unforgettable Cathar tour? Born shortly after the year 1000, Catharism is a religious movement which was concentrated in the south of France. In Aude, the Cathar castles such as Peyrepertusse, Queribus, Puilaurens or Termes witnessed the crusade between the Albigensians. Peyrepertusse, known as the "Carcassonne Céleste" and Queribus, stood on peaks and served as surveillance posts on the old border with Spain. These castles offer a fantastic panorama. They deserve (1 hour walk) but allow you to have a view up to the Mediterranean Sea.
Minerve is built above the Cesse gorges, only 1 hour from our charming hotel. Classified among the "most beautiful villages of France", this village was a high place of the crusade against the Cathars. Stroll the streets, between cafes and restaurants and sit on a terrace above the gorges.
Our suggestion: Discover the old covered way and the underground route leading to the postern where a stele in memory of the Cathars rests.
Mirepoix, medieval village, is 50 minutes from our beautiful hotel. Built in the 12th century, Mirepoix has preserved its typical half-timbered, wooden and plastered houses. Do not miss the Monday market, under the halls.
For a real journey back in time, with family, two or friends, we recommend that you visit the Dinosaur Museum of Espéraza, 50 km from our establishment. Unique in France, ideal for children and parents alike, this museum is located near an archaeological excavation site.
During your visit, you will explore the Cretaceous greenhouse, the gallery of evolution, the Tyrannosaurus area with its skeletons and full-size representations.
In Aude, the Pyrenees Orientales and Hérault, there are the most beautiful natural sites for outdoor activities in the Occitanie region.
Depending on the nautical base chosen, 25 minutes or 1 hour, you can practice canyoning, canoeing, rafting, hydrospeed, canoraft, stand up paddle, caving, climbing, or archery. Thrill seekers, these activities are for you!
Free fall simulator
In Lezignan-Corbières, Meet at the Flyzone, indoor free fall simulator, from 5 years old.
A flight time twice as long as a parachute jump, an original and unusual gift!
Come and live an original experience and discover the ensations of free fall without constraint.
The Gorges of Galamus
At 1h40 from Palaja Castle, the natural and protected site of the Galamus Gorges will surprise you with its relief. The waters of the Agly river dug these cliffs 500 meters high. Car parks located on either side of the entrance to the Galamus gorges allow you to explore the area on foot.
Our suggestion: take your walking shoes and go up for a drink at the troglodyte hermitage of Saint-Antoine de Galamus, cut directly on the wall.