Belvianes et Cavirac –

Belvianes et Cavirac is on the banks of the river Aude in the department of Aude, South West France at the foot of the Pyrenean mountains between Carcassonne and Perpignan.

Coming out of the Pierre-Lys gorge, the river Aude separates Belvianes (on the left bank) from Cavirac (on the right bank). Belvianes and Cavirac's names are believed to have a Gallo-Roman origin, possibly related to a Roman family called "Balbius". It is known that Belvianes and Cavirac came under the control of the King of France at the end of the 14th century.

Aude Tourist Office -


Nearest town is Quillan at 3km with variety of shops, restaurants and bars.

Also markets twice weekly, Wednesday and Saturday and during the summer months, Thursday night market.

The local supermarket is less than 10 minutes drive away.

To Do

There are a variety of activities on our doorstep including:-

Cathar Castles

Gorges and lagoons

Numerous walks which vary according to ability

River rafting in the Upper Valley of the Aude

Discounts for Rafting, Canoe-HotDog, Hydrospeed and Canyoning when staying with us

Horse Riding and donkey walks in the mountains

Adventure forest

Quad bikes and Paintball

Local fishing - trout and grayling amongst others

Further out

Ski resorts nearby – Camurac is 35-40 minutes drive:

Dinosaur and Hat Museum at Esperaza is 15 minutes drive

Train from Quillan to the medieval city of Carcassonne (€1).

Limoux at approximately 30 minutes drive away with it’s famous Blanquette de Limoux wine

The entrance of the Canal du Midi at Castlenaudary is about 50 minutes drive

The Tour de France bicycle race usually passes by our house

Narbonne is approximately 1hr 30mins drive

The medieval town of Mirepoix is 37km

Spain is just over an hour away

Mediterranean beaches 1 hour away - St Cyprien, Argeles sur Mer.


New outdoor leisure park within 5 minutes drive with fishing lake, swimming lake (inflatable slides for children), exercise machines, play area and ball courts.

2 further swimming lakes nearby are Puivert at 20 minutes drive and Montbel at 40 minutes drive

(All lakes have a cafe and toilet facilities)