Alet-les-Bains, Aleth ancient city and medieval city, situated in the heart of Cathar country, almost equidistant from the sea and the Pyrenees. Perched on a narrow alluvial plain along the right bank of the lazy river Aude and still angry, the small city two millennia, illuminated by the lavish midday sun, breathes and stirs in a sort of half-sleep rhythm of the seasons.
The small town, enjoying several hot springs, born of the alchemy of permanent waters west slopes of the Corbières plunging into the bowels of the earth, taking care of minerals giving them the virtues of the most healing, brushing his Heart melting calorie loading to stand out providing their warmth to men since time immemorial frequented those places, seems to have been favored by nature, because situated amidst the high hills between the Corbières and peak Brau, she seems to us dressed in a green area and its location midway of the course of the Aude, it lends itself readily to the activities of water sports and outdoor activities.
Still preferred because, despite the inevitable ravages of time, Alet-les-Bains who was yet in his time, a prosperous city at the center of the large Episcopal County Razes, has preserved within its walls, along its narrow streets its picturesque and authentic.
The ruins of the Abbey - Notre Dame Aleth (ninth, twelfth, 14th century): The City of Aleth taking advantage of shelter within it, the sumptuous and poignant ruins of the Benedictine Abbey of Notre Dame Aleth, founded in 813, and promoted a cathedral in 1318. Multiple elements in its architecture Carolingian, Romanesque and Gothic, it is a delight for lovers of beautiful stones, acclaimed for the Bay of Romance Chapter House and the south facade of the cathedral richly endowed by the "Art of Imagiers.
A Alet-les-Bains same and along the course of the Aude, sport and outdoor activities and white water (canoeing, rafting).
Water Festival: 2nd weekend of June (Saturday, Sunday).
Fugue in Aude Roman Festival: special events involving several municipalities, shifting dates in July.
Local Festival: The weekend of 15 August (Friday, Saturday, Sunday), Belote contest on Thursday.
Festival International Short Film Cine Sans Filet: 2nd weekend of August (Friday, Saturday, Sunday).
ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND
Within a radius of 50 km around Alet all major Cathar castles, abbeys and several other shrines, many natural sites such as the Gorges de la Pierre-Lys, Galamus Gorges, Gorges of Orbieu, the Peak Bugarach, Mont Tauch Cardou Mount, Mont Alaric, the foothills of the Pyrenees ...
12 km south of Alet, the famous village of Rennes-le-Chateau, world famous for the actions of Abbé Saunière, parish priest in the late 19th century because suddenly took a great train of Life was believed to have found a fabulous treasure ...