Things to do when camping in Aude
With idyllic settings on the sunny coastline of Languedoc Roussillon, our campsites in Aude and perfect for holidaymakers who cherish long, balmy days on the beach. The beautiful coastline stretches between the departments of Pyrénées-Orientales and Herault, and boasts numerous lovely beaches and charming seaside resorts.
Basked in hours upon hours of sunshine each year, the department welcomes campers to bathe on the inviting sands of Narbonne Plage, Chalets Beach, Plage de Mateille and Grau de la Vieille Nouvelle. Kids can enjoy building sandcastles and splashing around in the cooling waters of the Med.
In the Narbonnaise en Méditerranée Natural Regional Park, located between Gruissan and Port-la-Nouvelle, visitors can enjoy a protected landscape of lagoons, wetland, beaches, fields and vineyards. With fantastic flora and fauna, the reserve is ideal for peaceful walks and long hikes.
On the outskirts of Narbonnaise en Méditerranée Natural Regional Park, the much-loved Réserve Africaine de Sigean Zoo features numerous kinds of animals and is always a hit with the kids. Young campers will also savour a trip to one or all of the following child-friendly attractions in Aude; Aqualand Port Leucate Water Park, Pirat'Parc Theme Park and O2 Aventure Adventure Park.
In Narbonne, lying close to the shore, you’ll find history and heritage in the town’s main tourist attractions. Culture lovers will be drawn to the interesting insights on offer at the Roman Granary Museum, Saint-Just et Saint-Pasteur Cathedral and Archevêques de Narbonne Palace. Wine lovers will cherish a day trip to Abbaye de Fontfroide, a former monastery on the outskirts of the town.
One of the department’s most famous attractions, the Cité de Carcassonne medieval citadel is well worth a visit deep into Aude’s heartland. A majestic architectural building, the citadel is steeped in history and heritage. Couple your visit to Cité de Carcassonne with a stop at the Château Comtal, Saint Nazaire Basilica, Carcassonne Cathedral or the Beaux-Arts de Carcassonne Museum
For holidaymakers in search of dramatic natural landscapes while on a camping holiday in Aude, it’s well worth venturing into the French Pyrenees area of the department. With stunning mountain peaks, elevated plateaus, lakes, rivers and canyons, it’s an ideal destination for all manner of al fresco activities.