The Aude is the 11th department in France and it takes its name after the Aude river which runs through it. It is the largest of the five departments that make up the Languedoc-Roussillon region which covers an area of over 6000 km2.
The Aude is a land steeped in heritage. Arguably the most visited area in this department is the town of Carcassonne. Famous for its roman and medieval defence systems, this is something that should be on your list of things to visit whilst in Aude.
Aude properties aren’t confined to one typical style of architecture. However, Mas and farmhouses, that originally hail from the south of France, are widespread in the department.
The capital of Aude is Carcassonne and the airport runs regular flights from London, whilst Toulouse in the neighbouring department of Haute-Garonne is the closest large international airport. There is also the option to reach the Aude by the Eurostar and TGV.