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Les Sources (950m) is situated on River l’Aude in the same named department in the French Pyrenees, close to Andorra and Perpignan.
Characterized by peace, space and unspoiled nature this region, Languedoc Roussillon, is rich in culture and history and has very varied landscapes
and atmospheres, from rough and rugged mountains to the rolling hills of the Mediterranean.

The Aude is also known as “Pays Carthares” and has a much written over and dramatic past.  Much of this history can be seen in the direct surroundings of Les Sources. There are many Carthaginian castles in the area worth visiting, in particular, the most famous of them, Montsegur or
de Cité van Carcassonne” or nearby (10 min.), Chateau d'Usson.

In addition to enjoying the culture and nature, this area offers endless possibilities to suit all ages and interests.  Try a visit to some of the many caves, or take a day trip to the beach via the beautiful Wine Route and perhaps stop, or de-tour to some the amazing little villages with their markets and events throughout the summer season.
Or you can choose do to some tax-free shopping in Andorra.

For those with a more sportive tendency then rafting, hydro speed, canoeing, mountain or rock climbing and speleology are all possible. 
This area is also very popular with cyclists due Tour de France routes often passing through here.

Nearby (30 minutes) there is a large recreational are, Lac du Matemale, with lots of activities for childeren of all ages: ponyriding, swimming,
a sailing school, paddle boats, minigolf, playng areas, a large "parcours acrobatique" (3 levels), electric quad rental etc.

At short distance there are 2 caves worth visiting: Grotte de Fontrabiouse, (20 minutes) a tour takes an hour and is suitable for all ages and more adventurous, Grotte Aguzou (10 minutes) were you can do 1/2 day tours or a day tour, suitable for childeren from 6 years on.

The nearest supermarket, post office, doctor and pharmacie are at a distance of 10 minutes, the nearest restaurants can be found at a 20 minutes distance.

At short distance from Les Sources you can find many, very reasonable priced ski resorts; Mijanes, Puyvalador, Formigueres and Les Angles are just some examples.

Les Sources has an enclosed garden and is very safe for families with young childeren.

www.fontrabiouse.fr

www.grotte-aguzou.com

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