Make a holiday rental, home, or villa in Aude, France, your home away from home
Aude, France, is named after the River Aude. The local council calls Aude, “Cathar Country”. In 1790, the department of Aude was formed from the eastern part of the old province of Languedoc. Carcassonne is Aude’s capital, a picturesque town with its restored medieval fortifications and buildings, and a perfect place to rent an Aude villa. Other than the Mediterranean beaches and resorts, Aude is relatively undiscovered.
Places to holiday on Aude, France
Although Aude hotels are abundant, live in an Aude holiday rental or Aude villa to get the most out of your experience in Aude, France.
Things to do in Aude, France
Aude, France is populated by some tiny but historically rich villages. Cities like Carcassonne and Narbonne are must-visits for their endearing balance of modern and historic. If you're going to Lagrasse take the time to see Montlaur, a small wine producing village in the Corbieres. Apart from great wines and impressive Aude restaurants, Aude is rich in the arts – theatre, painting collections and music and dance.
Weather in Aude, France
Self catering holiday makers in Aude experience a mainly Mediterranean climate, hot dry summers, rainy winters, moderate spring and autumn. January and February are the winter months of rain, occasional frost and rare snow. March and April are largely unpredictable, ranging from sunny to rainy days. May and June are usually very pleasant, lots of sunshine, nice warm temperatures July and August are hot and dry, temperatures around 30° C. September can be quite humid. October days are warm and sunny. November and December are cooler but still very pleasant with lots of sunshine.
Travel to Aude, France
A direct cheap flight to Aude can be found on Ryanair. One can also fly into Girona, Spain or Paris and travel to Aude by land with an Aude car rental. Similarly, the UK holidaymaker can get to Aude by ferry or through the Channel Tunnel.
Within, a car hire in Aude is necessary and easily available. However the most recommended option would be to walk, especially with the narrow streets of Aude. Cycling is an option in some areas but in others you'd have to be a serious cyclist to tackle the hills. There are bike rentals shops that usually operate from June to September.