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Arques is a charming village located in the Corbières massif, in the heart of the Cathar country.

Its mild climate is due to the nearby forests and the Mediterranean Sea some 50 kilometres away as the crow flies.

The Village du Lac is located on the edge of a natural lake, in a wooded environment of 8 hectares.

All the ingredients for a pleasant "green" stay!

The village of Arques is a commune located in the Pyrenees Audoises in the Upper Aude valley, on the RD 613 road from Couiza to Narbonne via the Corbières, in the Rialsesse valley.

Its location and history encourage various activities in the open air but also centred on culture, history and religions or even wine tourism with its many vineyards surrounding it.

Arques is situated in the history of the period of Catharism highlighted by the museum occupying the house of Deodat Roché, by the Keep in perfect state of conservation and the Cross of Arques. This possibility of themed products is reinforced by the presence of the Cathar castles of Puylaurens, Quéribus and Peyreperthuse (citadels of vertigo) nearby...

Arques is a nature village from where many hiking and mountain bike trails start.

Topo-guides are on sale at the Déodat Rocher museum in Arques and hiking maps are placed at the entrance and exit of the village.