The surroundings

There are walks along the 17th century Canal du midi where you can visit the Aiguille Lock and on the banks of the River Aude. Canoeing and kayaking can be organized with Eaurizon, in the village. A little further away there are several outstanding sites : the walled mediaeval city of Carcassonne, the unspoilt coastal range of  La Clape,  Fontfroide and Lagrasse abbeys, the wild hills and wine-country of the Corbieres, and the old Cathar stronghold of Minerve.
For swimming, there are small rivers in secret spots, the Mediterranean at Gruissan and the Cabanes de Fleury, and the lagoons south of Narbonne beyond Bages…