Things to See in the Languedoc: Historic
is a commune in the Aude department in the Languedoc. It is
located at the foothills of the Pyrenees, on the road between
Limoux, going towards Carcassonne and Quillan, going towards
Couiza, at the top of the Haute Valley of the Aude, lies
on the River Aude at the foot of the hill leading to Rennes-le-Château.
The Château de Couiza, a 16th century castle, was built
by the Dukes of Joyeuse and is now a hotel and restaurant
(Les Ducs de Joyeuse). There is also a tourist office, another
restaurant, two patisseries and a post office. The a church
in Couiza is dedicated to St. Jean the Baptist. The area around
Couiza is rich in historic and geographic interest.
The railway line from Carcassonne runs here stopping in Limoux
and Espéraza on the way and going on to Quillan. The
main road (D117) leads to Carcassonne (North) and Perpignan,
Spain and Foix (South).
Toques & Clochers 2010
Chateau des ducs de Joyeuse
Toques & Clochers - 2010
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