From tourist hotspots to lesser known delights, the area around Saint-Michel-de-Lanes is brimming with fabulous things to see and do. Journey 17 miles (27 kilometers) north to Mirepoix, where you can check out the Maison des Consuls and Mirepoix Cathedral.
When you are ready to venture further afield why not visit the nearest regional center. Toulouse lies 25 miles (40 kilometers) away and features attractions like Saint Etienne Cathedrale, Basilique Saint-Sernin and Toulouse Exhibition Center. Cite de l'Espace, Roman Amphitheater at Purpan and University of Toulouse I are among the many other points of interest that should be high on every traveler's schedule.
This area is well known for its many old towns; these are often evocative portals into the region's colorful past. If you're keen on soaking up some of the local culture, make a beeline for Aude 's craft workshops and history museums.
Visitors who like to combine learning with leisure are sure to enjoy the area's cycling tours, wildlife spotting tours and winery tours. Pack your own gear or rent the gear locally, and discover the local water activities. Swimming is an option. Another is rafting.
You'll be sad to say "Au revoir / À bientôt" (farewell) to this interesting place.