A RICH HISTORICAL HERITAGE
A piece of paradise in the heart of France, Castelnaudary is a located in the department of Aude, part of the Occitanie area. Come and meet the Chauriens and Chauriennes (Castelnaudary’s inhabitants) to discover our rich historical heritage.
THE Canal du Midi
By boat or by bike, the city will offer you a breathtaking memory, and the history of Castelnaudary will delight you. On the side of the Canal du Midi, you will be able to relax with your family or friends, it is a charming place for a romantic picnic in the middle of nature.
Castelnaudary is a real place of calm and serenity. You will jump back into the past when entering this city and walking through the medieval town will lead you to find vestiges of an ancient time.
You will be able to reconnect with nature, take advantage of the paths or towpaths to enjoy a ride on a mountain bike or VTC under the shade provided by the historic plane trees of the city.
In the surrounding area
Castelnaudary and its surrounding area offers a wide range of activities whether alone, as a couple or a family. Amongst the hills, on the paths, in the town, along the Canal du Midi... set off on an adventure on land, on the sea, or even in the air.
The Saint-Roch boat invites you to discover the Canal du Midi by enjoying the pleasure of sailing and a commentary on the history and creation of this exceptional work.
The medieval town
A piece of paradise in the heart of France, Castelnaudary is a located in the department of Aude, part of the Occitanie area. Come and meet the Chauriens and Chauriennes (Castelnaudary's inhabitants) to discover our rich historical heritage.
The black mountain
Thirty minutes from the famous city of Carcassonne, the Black Mountain is an ideal place for outdoor activities and hiking. Either on foot, by bike, on horseback or by motorcycle, you will fall in love with the Black Mountain!
The corridor of the Lauragais plains has known an intense traffic since the Neolithic period. It was used by one of the tin routes and then by the Via Romana of Aquitaine. Castelnaudary entered history in 1118 under the name of Castellum Novum Arri or new castle of Arri.
A strategic stronghold during the crusade against the Cathars, it enjoyed rapid growth between the 12th and 14th centuries before being burned during the Hundred Years War. It is besides at that time thant the worldwide famous Cassoulet was born!