Saissac, Cathar village

Your family holidays in Cathar country

Saissac, Charming small typical village, at the heart of the Black Mountain

Saissac and its Cathar castle near Carcassonne in the Aude

Saissac and his treasure

Saissac is a medieval village perched at 467m above sea level. Facing the Pyrenees, its Cathar castle contains a treasure.

Saissac, is the ideal place to go to explore the region Occitania and of the most beautiful places of interest of the Aude.

Village, of 91000 inhabitants, situated on a natural balcony which dominates the gorge of Vernassonne and also all the audoise plain of Carcassonne to Castelnaudary (plain of Lauragais).

Saissac it’s its Cathar castle, its tower of the Old Jobs, its church, its shops ….

A wash house in the village of Saissac on the Montagne Noire
The village of Saissac on the Black Mountain

Saissac and its riches

The Castle:

You can admire his magnificent cathar castle and discover the secrets of his treasure, to walk down his little streets with his houses with corbelled construction which will bathe you in a medieval atmosphere paradoxically quiet and restful, to go into raptures in front of its exceptional point of view over the valley of Aude and if the chance smiles to you, you can see the chain of Pyrenees.




Walking in the alleys of Saissac, you will discover its towers, its half-timbered houses, the church, the school (old hotel of a wealthy bourgeois) as well as his washing places and other fountains. Don’t forget to cross by La Porte d’Autan with its three blazons. You will dip back for a moment, in the time of Bertrand de Saissac, during the crusade against Inhabitant of Albi. The blazon of Saissac: of azure in a tower of silver built by sand.


A fountain in the village of Saissac in Aude
A laundry in the village of Saissac in the Aude near Cacassonne


Our shops :

In our small village you will find all the essential shops to have good holidays :


Butcher’s, Bakery, Groceries, Regional products, Wines, Restaurants,
Post office, Hairdresser, Cash machine, Mechanic, Clockmarker’s, Garden center,
Gas Station, Tourist office,
Doctors, Nurses, Physiotherapist, Pharmacy, Veterinarian …/…

The village of Saissac in the aude near Carcassonne
A flowered door in the village of Saissac near Montolieu