Things to do when camping in Aude
Our campsites in Aude are ideally perched on the sun-soaked shores of the Mediterranean Sea, close to brilliant golden sand beaches. The coastline of Aude gently arcs between the neighbouring departments of Herault and Pyrénées-Orientales, and features long stretches of lovely beaches.
With generous amounts of sunshine throughout holiday season, you can enjoy lovely days out by the sea. Head to the soft sands on the beaches of Narbonne Plage, Chalets Beach, Plage de Mateille and Grau de la Vieille Nouvelle.
Between the coastal resort of Port-la-Nouvelle and Gruissan, the Narbonnaise en Méditerranée Natural Regional Park is a beautiful reserve comprising of protected lagoons, vineyards, beaches and wetland. The parks is an excellent place for hiking and walking trips, where visitors eager to view wildlife will be well satisfied.
On the fringes of Narbonnaise en Méditerranée Natural Regional Park, kids will love a visit to Réserve Africaine de Sigean, an extensive zoo with many animals. Aqualand Port Leucate Water Park, Pirat'Parc Theme Park and O2 Aventure Adventure Park are all favourable day trips when taking a camping holiday in Aude with the kids.
The town of Narbonne lies close to the coast and features a few notable attractions of historical significance. Saint-Just et Saint-Pasteur Cathedral, Archevêques de Narbonne Palace and the Roman Granary Museum. Lying in the outskirts of the town, the wonderful Abbaye de Fontfroide is a fascinating wine making former monastery that dates back to the middle ages.
Venture further into the heart of the department to discover Cité de Carcassonne, a stunning medieval citadel. Enjoy the history and heritage of this breathtaking architectural marvel by taking a guided tour. Other worthwhile attractions in Carcassonne include Château Comtal, Saint Nazaire Basilica, Carcassonne Cathedral and the Beaux-Arts de Carcassonne Museum.
With stunning natural beauty in the form of mountain plateaus, canyons, lakes, rivers and snow-capped peaks, the French Pyrenees section of the department is the best place to enjoy great outdoor experiences. From walking, hill climbing and cycling, the landscape is primed for open-air excursions.
A quartet of amazing sightseeing opportunities can be enjoyed on the border with Pyrénées-Orientales, including the ancient ruins of Château de Peyrepertuse and Château de Quéribus as well as the Le Moulin d'Omer and Moulin de Ribaute canyon.
With a diverse terrain suited to both relaxing holidays and breaks filled with outdoor recreation, the sunny department of Aude is a wonderful destination for truly unforgettable camping trips in the south of France.