Just South of Carcassonne you can find this unexpected delight.Being totally honest…we were not supposed to end up here!

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We were planning to stay in Carcassonne BUT the Aire was absolutely full with a queue to get in.The next nearest place (with water etc and not costing the earth!) was Limoux and I didn’t hold out much hope given the comments I was reading on the Motorhome app suggested it was a little run down and unloved!

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They couldn’t have been more wrong! It was charming! A lovely main square surrounded by restaurants and bars and the Aude River running right through the centre. Its no “Carcassonne” so don’t go there expecting that level of grandeur but its got its own authenticity and feels much more like the “real” France with its slightly weathered (but beautiful) appearance and lack of foreign tourists.

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Also looks like a cracking fishing spot too for our angler friends!The Aire was in a great position for exploring right next to the river and totally free which is a bonus! A boulongerie only 5 mins walk away and it was nice and quiet. Added bonus was the camper opposite having two fluffy ginger cats that enjoyed exploring other peoples campers!