It is by the rhythm of pedalling cyclists and supporters on alert that the Aude department will awake Sunday, July 15th. Again this year the 99th edition of the Tour de France will pass through the Aude department during the 14th step. For this milestone, the riders at the start of Limoux will climb 192km to reach the historical city of Foix in Ariège. This is an opportunity for these regions to show their charm, their potential and their many aspects. The departure so dreaded by cyclists and eagerly awaited by the public will be an event not to be missed.
Much more than a sporting event, the legendary Tour de France is mediated and lived well beyond French borders. But independently of the promotion and the sporting arena the Tour de France remains the meeting place for real enthusiasts of the authentic France. In the Aude region, you will be in for a treat between nature walks, historical sites, this region is particularly rich in architectural, historical and cultural heritage. Discover abbeys, Cathar castles, majestic citadels, medieval villages, you will not be left out.
Forget for a moment the excitement of the race and find paradise in the Corbières. In the heart of olive groves and vineyards you will find the holiday resort “ Jardins de Saint Benoît”. Discover village houses and vigneronne houses with their private pools. This Vigneron Resort & Spa in the heart of the vineyards is an exceptional place where charm, sophistication and authenticity are mixed, the signature of the Garrigae group. A spa, a kids club, a pool and other activities also contribute to the charm of the place. With an exceptional view of the Corbières it is a real moment of escape and relaxation to discover.