La Vitarelle

    opened from April 15 th to 0ctober 15th


Having taken your holiday at La Vitarelle, you are invited to forward any


or suggestions to this following address :



Situated 25 km to the north of Carcassonne on the south facing slopes of the Montagne Noire, La Vitarelle is in the heart of Cathar country, close to the Haut-Languedoc.


At 500 m above sea level, it enjoys both Mediterranean days and cool, pleasant nights. La Vitarelle offers naturist holidays as close to nature as possible.
There are merely 25 pitches within its 13 hectares (30 acres), surrounded by vaste tracts of pine, chesnut and other woodlands.


                               The very old chestnut tree


                            a peacefull pitche  among the  trees

The surrounding area boasts meandering streams, impressive waterfalls (including the 90 m high falls at Cubserviès), the legendary Cabrespine pit (deeper than the Eiffel tower), and wild, ancient landscapes.

A collective barbecue allows you to grill your own meats and, once a week, a group evening meal is prepared for those who wish it. You can organise activities if you wish, and evenings can be spent in convivial company, around the fire and under the stars.



Walking or VTT (mountain biking) are possible on site or in the vicinity
Lake Laprade (90 ha) only a few kms away, allows sail boarding.
All main services are on hand at
Cuxac-Cabardès, 4 km away. There is a doctor, nurse, post and telecommunications, and a shop). Bread is delivered daily to the camp site. Cans, bottles and other waste materials are sorted on site.



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to drive to la Vitarelle





               the mountain river near Mas Cabardès







Tasting wines of Cabardès at la Vitarelle


a dinner near the barbecue



at spring: cornflowers in a field.


The area has many interesting cultural activities.

  • Carcassonne, the citadel with the 26 towers was classified by UNESCO in 1997 as a World Heritage Site. There are medieval architecture, Cathar castles such as Montségur, Aguilar, Lastours (nearby), Quéribus,Puivert, Peyrepertuse...
  • Montolieu, (the Hay-on-Wye of France) is the City of the Book, with calligraphers, engravers, printers, bookbinders, and sellers of new and second hand books.
  • There are 11 abbeys (Fontfroide, St Hilaire, Lagrasse, Baraigne, St Papoul...) and more than 20 Romanesque churches
  • Canal du Midi
  • Visit Font-Romeu, with it geant solar oven and the unique little yellow railway of Cerdagne -with request stops- !
  • the Pyrenees and Spain are an hour and a half away by car ; the Med less than an hour.
  • There are festivals of music and theatre (Festival de Carcassonne)
  • Impressive caves and pits (Limousis, Cabrespine, Aguzou...)
  • excursions, rivers trips, sailboarding, parapenting, fossiling, climbing, horse riding, rafting.

Gastronomy: Well-known wines like Corbières, Fitou, Minervois and others, local cheeses, charcuterie, chestnuts and mushrooms, the famous cassoulet and so many other specialities : poultry produce, honey, foie gras.... Small local villages markets will sell you local, natural products.

In this region folk have not lost the Art of Living !
You might also like to eat out at some excellent local restaurants.

Within a relatively small area you will pass from beech to olive tree, limestone to schist, moor to fir
plantation, tile to slate, Mediterranean climate to Atlantic.


nude walking in the Montagne Noire




























All within the
Montagne Noire.

A colourful land
of contrasts


Domaine de la Vitarelle


from the camp site, a view onto the Pyrénées ( in winter )



phone/fax : 00.33.468 26 61 98
e-mail :
Domaine de la Vitarelle - 11600 VILLANIERE