This small massif, peaking at 600m, stands as an important symbol between Carcassonne and Narbonne. The northern buttress of Corbières, it draws the limit between the Mediterranean and Atlantic influences. One can gain access it from the road D114, beyond the fortified village of Ribaute. Then follow the road between Camplong-d’Aude and Montlaur and the impressive canyons of the Congoust. When you take the road D57, you get to the mountain by the pass of Le Fer-à-cheval, from which you will enjoy the beautiful viewpoint reaching the Montagne Noire.
Art de vivre and authenticity
You may also reach Pradelles-en-Val and Monze. While the vine is still present there, the scrubland, full of rosemary and juniper, dominates. Another scenic road is that of Floure, which will take you to Barbaira. Charming villages uncover all along road 113: they feature calmness, authenticity, art de vivre, which all serve rest and pleasure.