The nearest large town is Narbonne which dates back to Roman times, when Julius Caesar used it as base for retired legionnaires.
It was a one time occupied by Arabs. It is an attractive town with ancient buildings including a 17th C cathedral and it is bisected by the Canal de la Robine which is an off shot of the Canal du Midi.
Nearby Beziers is even older dating back 2700 years. It is built on a promontory above the River Orb and the Canal du Midi. On this rise is the magnificent cathedral dating back to the 12th century.
An interesting feature is the aqueduct which takes the Canal over the river.
Carcassonne to the west, a likely entry to the region for air passengers.
Although of older origins La Citie de Carcassonne dates from the 6th Century and was built as a defensive stronghold as was necessary during the Cather period. The Citie was left as a stronghold in the middle ages and the commercial centre developed below along the Aude river. This has left the Citie as a preserved tourist attraction.