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Aragon is situated in the heart of the Cabardès area, surrounded by selected vineyards dedicated to the production of top quality wines. Red clay and chalk soils are covered in white stones which have been used for centuries to build dry stone walls and stone shelters spread throughout the vast barren heath land north of Aragon.

We suggest a start with three short and interesting visits in Aragon which illustrate the essential elements of local life and work.

  • Romanesque Church of the 13th century in which original painted  wooden beams have been restored.

  • Museum of Vine Growers’ Tools

  • Dry Stone Museum in the Prieuré where a guided tour is available.

Our Discoveries To Share With You
In an area of 60 kms surrounding Aragon, the number and diversity of sites to visit are exceptional. We highly recommend the following sites to visit: 

First and foremost, two major sites classified in the UNESCO’s list of Universal Heritage are situated within 15 minutes of Aragon:

  • The extraordinary Cité de Carcassonne, a gigantic fortified town restored to its original luster.

  • The Canal du Midi, a fluvial link between the Mediterranean sea and the Atlantic ocean, built during the 17th century by Pierre Paul Riquet (and 12,000 workers), equipped with a system of bridges, locks, aqueducts, the complexity of which defies imagination. 

  • The Cistercian abbeys of Caunes Minervois, Fontfroide and Villelongue.

  • The paper mill at Brousses.

  • The book village of Montolieu, a local center for crafts and culture.

  • The Joë Bousquet Museum and Art Gallery in Carcassonne.

  • The Pic de Nore, summit of the Montagne Noire, a site of stunning views over the vast Aude valley towards the Pyrenees. 

  • The Cathar castles (feudal castles in which local landlords sheltered believers in the Cathar faith during the 12th and 13th centuries); Lastours, Peyrepertuse, Puylaurens, Quéribus, Arques, Monségur.

  • Narbonne and its Gallo-Roman remains.

  • The Roussillon, Collioure and Banyuls, the Céret Museum of Modern Art.

  • The land of  Blanquette and Carnaval; Limoux.

  • The Mediterranean sea, the Pyrenees and the Mont Canigou.

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