Gites in Aude are the perfect accommodation for those who want to immerse themselves in French culture and explore the food, natural landscape and rich history of the region. This is Cathar country, a place steeped in legends with sites that are referenced in famous books including Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code. Visit medieval castles and Romanesque abbeys as you unravel the secret heritage of the region. Aude is also famous for its food and wine and is home to the largest and oldest vineyard in France. Famous local wines include Fitou, Minervois and Corbieres. Take full advantage of your self catering accommodation by stocking up on fresh seasonal produce at the many local markets and spend warm summer evenings relaxing with fine food and wine on your private terrace.