Antugnac is situated at the heart of Languedoc Roussillon, an hours drive from the Mediterranean sea, for swimming in the summer and an hours drive from ski slopes for great winter holidays. Much closer to hand is the Aude river, where you can canoe and go white water rafting, there is a large outdoor swimming pool in Quillan open over the summer and a multitude of markets both in Quillan itself and in the local towns of Couiza and Limoux (with the largest market being each Sunday morning in Esperaza, 10 minutes drive away).

A handful of the many attractions if you are planning on buying land and building your own property in Aude include:

Esperaza in Aude, Languedoc Roussillon Esperaza Dinosaur Museum - There are 3 museums in Esperaza, with one entrance fee for all 3 - a dinosaur museum, hat museum and honey museum (though the honey museum is really more of a shop). Eva, an Ampelosaurus specimen was discovered at Campagne-sur-Aude, near Esperaza. She is the most complete dinosaur skeleton ever found in France and is around 72 million years old.
Carcassonne Castle

Carcassonne Castle - Carcassonne castle is an ancient walled city within a city standing open to be explored. There are beautiful stone arches, winding stairways and numerous passageways inviting you to explore their mystery. At the heart of the castle are museums, bar, restaurants and tourist shops.

The castle does get very busy during August, so if you're here in August, we recommend arriving early. It is a delight to experience and you can real imagine what it was like to live there.

Toulouse Space Museum, South France Space Centre, Toulouse - The Cite Espace is a very interactive centre, where you can happily pass a full day in Toulouse. At the Terradome, you are transported to the centre of the universe at its moment of creation, you can visit the inside of the Mir spaceship and discover wonderful things about space at the Planetarium cinema.

To find out more about the Languedoc, we recommend you visit the Languedoc Roussillon page on, which has information on towns in Aude, plus links to pages of information on tourist attractions and things to do while in the Languedoc - including walking, horse riding, cycling and water sports. There is a good list of places to visit too such as castles, museums, caves, markets and restaurants.