The city of Carcassonne and the chateaux of Cathar Country bear witness to the historic wealth of Aude. A department which is mostly dedicated to farming or winemaking to the east, Aude offers landscapes which vary according to the region: lagoon and ponds, a paradise for pink flamingos, with brush and srubland, then forests of oak and beech. As far as property goes, Aude is the second most affordable department in the Languedoc-Roussillon region. Water sports enthusiasts will be tempted to buy an apartment in Leucate. Others, maybe, by a house in Quillan, a very beautiful town at the heart of Cathar Country. Wouldn't it be a dream to glimpse, from on of one's windows, the extraordinary silhouette of Carcassonne?