castelnaudary canal du midi

Just 20 minutes from your hotel in Lauragais, Castelnaudary, known as the world capital of cassoulet, is an unmissable destination in Aude. Its Grand Bassin, the largest of the entire Canal du Midi, is a true inland sea where it is pleasant to stroll along the quays, or sail aboard a boat.

The streets of the city center are full of charming old houses, witnesses to the rich history of this thousand-year-old city. Don't miss the Collegiate Church of Saint-Michel with its impressive porch tower and historic organ.

Castelnaudary is also renowned for its gastronomy. Here, cassoulet, the region's emblematic dish, is king. To be enjoyed in one of the many restaurants in the city center.

Nearby, the Lauragais hills offer green landscapes and panoramic views. For the more sporty, there are hiking trails and cycle paths to discover.

Finally, every year, the Cassoulet festival attracts thousands of visitors who come to celebrate this specialty. Castelnaudary is therefore a place to savor, literally and figuratively.