The surrounding area offers countless opportunities to get active, including walking and cycling trips, watersports and a golf course. We are just 45 minutes from the Mediterranean, ski slopes and the city of Toulouse. It also offers opportunities for cultural excursions or visits to the Cité de Carcassonne, Mirepoix, the Canal du Midi or one of the chateaus of Pays Cathare. There are many wine regions in the immediate vicinity of Domaine Caraman.
Carcassonne is a fortified city in France. It is the prefecture (capital) of the Aude department. The city spans both sides of the Aude river and is intersected by Canal du Midi. Its central location makes the city important as a regional market. The most well-known place of interest is the entirely restored fortified old inner city, known as La Cité de Carcassonne. This “Ville fortifiée historique de Carcassonne” has been on UNESCO’s world heritage site list since 1997. It is the most beautiful European example of a mediaeval city, is almost entirely preserved and is the largest preserved fort dating from the middle ages. In 2012, the Cité attracted 2.1 million tourists, making it France’s biggest tourist attraction, after Paris and Mont Saint-Michel.
Canal du Midi
The Canal du Midi is a 250 km long canal through France, between Toulouse and the Mediterranean. It runs through the regions of Languedoc-Roussillon and Midi-Pyrénées. The canal begins in the canalised Garonne (Canal de Garonne) near Toulouse and ends in the Mediterranean at the fishing village of Sète.