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Pyrenees

The Pays de Couiza is a haven of peace in the Upper Aude Valley. Nestled between sea and mountains, a few kilometres separate it from Spain. Remarkable landscapes (Pic du Cardou, Pic de Bugarach, Gorges de Galamus) to hiking trails (arboretum du Planel, sentier des Capitelles, or des Terres Rouges).

This country welcomes you in an authentic and varied environment. History and local traditions merge: catharism in Arques, medieval past and half-timbered streets in Alet les Bains, mystery and enigma around the Magdala Tower in Rennes-le-Château, salt spring and smugglers' route in Sougraigne, Roman baths and bridges (Alet les Bains, Rennes les Bains, Bugarach...).

Outdoor sports, gourmet markets or cultural evenings, the country of Couiza varies pleasures and desires. You have understood it..., scents, flavours and colours are the backdrop; but the Pays de Couiza transmits much more. A magical moment stolen at the edge of a wood or a diversion of a village, a stroll at dusk, a meeting and exchanges with the villagers, a convivial moment around a good vintage wine, the Pays de Couiza always pleases those who know how to recognize the essential. It is on a human scale: people with a big heart, a natural environment, strong traditions, a unique identity...