405 liO bus service

  • Carcassonne
  • Mirepoix

The 405 liO bus service winds its way through vineyards and hills to take you to Fanjeaux and Mirepoix, swapping Aude for Ariège in lands marked by the crusade against the Cathars.

  • Périod: all year round.
  • Days: Monday to Friday.
  • Recommended start point from Carcassonne: Varsovie stop (7 min from the station, on the banks of the Canal du Midi).

Recommended stops 

Places to eat and sleep at each stop.

Fanjeaux © jcb-caz-11


38 min from Carcassonne. Stop: Parking. You can see Fanjeaux's stone crown on the headland from a distance. This medieval town was hit hard by the stormy crusade against the Cathars in the 12th century and became the headquarters of the Dominican Order.

Wander its streets lined with old houses, soak up its timeless air and gaze at views of the Cathar hills and Canal du Midi in the distance. Find out more.


52 min from Carcassonne. Stop: Cours Petit Pied. Prepare to fall in love with Mirepoix: a town based on the bastide layout where the Cathars once found refuge and a sympathetic ear.

Mirepoix is bursting with heritage and part of the "Foix Montségur, cités médiévales" Grand Site Occitanie. Just take the main square and its 15th century roof tiles, carved joists (see the Maison des Consuls) and half-timbered houses. Mouth-watering Mirepoix serves up a whole host of foodie events from April to November. Find out more.

Regional bus liO © Lydie Lecarpentier / Région Occitanie