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Things to See in the Languedoc:   Historic Towns:   Couiza


Couiza is a commune in the Aude department in the Languedoc. It is located at the foothills of the Pyrenees, on the road between Limoux, going towards Carcassonne and Quillan, going towards Perpignan.

Couiza, at the top of the Haute Valley of the Aude, lies on the River Aude at the foot of the hill leading to Rennes-le-Château.

The Château de Couiza, a 16th century castle, was built by the Dukes of Joyeuse and is now a hotel and restaurant (Les Ducs de Joyeuse). There is also a tourist office, another restaurant, two patisseries and a post office. The a church in Couiza is dedicated to St. Jean the Baptist. The area around Couiza is rich in historic and geographic interest.

The railway line from Carcassonne runs here stopping in Limoux and Espéraza on the way and going on to Quillan. The main road (D117) leads to Carcassonne (North) and Perpignan, Spain and Foix (South).

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