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A great name in wine

The little village of Fitou, which lies in the far south of France in the department of the Aude, is a small village whose reputation as a wine producer goes before it. Known to many as a name on a label of a delicious, full bodied and spicy red, Fitou is lesser known as the delightful authentic southern village it is.

Historic importance

For such a small village, Fitou held an important position historically, and has been the site of many a battle and occupation. Today it is a peaceful place, dreaming away its days under the hot southern sun, gazing out over the blue Mediterranean Sea from its vantage point on the hillside. The work of the village takes place not in the streets and buildings of Fitou, but in the vineyards. Here the stony soil and rich fertile earth combine with the climate to produce robust red wines, unique in character and loved by many. The vineyards cover the ground between the village and the sea, and reach behind to the hills of the lower Corbières. This is a land steeped in legend and mystery, a land where the Cathars faced their fates with faith, a land where even the language was unique.

True southern style

In the words of the song, Fitou has "true southern style". The houses are quiet and faded by years of sun and salt tinged air, and the terracotta rooftops provide a vivid contrast to the cobalt blues of the sea and sky. There are a selection of shops and services in the village, but if you need some serious shopping you can always travel to Perpignan, Carcassonne or even Barcelona. Fitou does, however, have some good restaurants, and the excellent cuisine served in these makes a convenient showcase for the wines.

Fitou's churches

Fitou has a church and a couple of chapels which add to its ancient character, and these include the Church of Saint Julien and Saint Basilisse. This church is dedicated to a married couple who, despite their wedded state, remained virgins until their martyrdom, in accordance with their faith. There is also the Chapel of St Aubin, currently home to a reclusive monk.

Out and about

Fitou occupies such a fantastic position that the world is your oyster when it comes to deciding on places to go and things to do. It is easy to pop across into Spain or to Andorra, to ascend into the Pyrénées or to simply slip down to the sandy beaches of the Mediterranean. Follow the Cathar trail and see for yourself the castles and landscapes where this mysterious history was played out, or take to the vineyards and the wine domains and discover the age old art of wine production.

For the more active

For those who are inclined towards the sporting, the area is superb for walking, horse-riding, mountain biking and many other outdoor pursuits. For an unusual experience, take a trip to the étangs, or salt lakes (sometimes referred to as the inland seas) which characterise the area. The wildlife you will discover here is amazing, with beautiful pink flamingoes and many other fascinating species making these ecologically unique areas their home.

How to get there

The village is easy to reach as it lies close to several airports. You can travel to Carcassonne, Perpignan, Barcelona, Montpellier or Toulouse. Carcassonne is served by Ryanair; Perpignan by Ryanair, bmibaby and flybe; Montpellier by British Airways, GB Airways and Ryanair; and Toulouse by British Airways, bmibaby, easyJet, flybe and bmi. Rail travel, beginning with Eurostar to Paris, can take you all the way to Toulouse or Montpellier by the super fast TGV, then onto La Franqui by a local train. If driving, you will find the village off the A9 motorway.

Property prices and availability in and around Fitou

Prices in Fitou are slightly higher than in other parts of the Aude, as the village is in a very desirable location close to the sea. A favourable comparison can still be made price wise, however, with many other parts of the south of France.

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Fitou AT A GLANCE

WHERE IS Fitou?

Fitou is located in the far south of France, on the Mediterranean coast. It lies in the south-east of the Aude department, extremely close to this department's border with the Pyrénées-Orientales department.

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IN THE REGION OF LANGUEDOC-ROUSSILLON

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IN THE DEPARTMENT OF AUDE

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Population: 790


Access: By air: Choose to fly to Perpignan, Carcassonne, Toulouse, Montpellier or Barcelona. By rail: Take the TGV to Toulouse or Montpellier. By road: The A9 auto route will take you close to Fitou.


Economy: The economy revolves around wine production, which has replaced olive farming and cereal growing in recent years.


Interesting fact: The Fitou name is the oldest appellation in the Languedoc.

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