The hunting strategy of the Aude River trout, near Carcassonne, is high-risk, high reward. Time it right and a feast of insects await ? otherwise, it?s the lurking herons that get to feed.
North of the Pyrenees mountain range stands France's ancient Carcassonne, a stone fortress that has faced sieges, endured the brutality of the Spanish Inquisition, and thrived as a center of wealth during the salt trade a millennia ago. Today, it's a protected sanctuary and an avian paradise for robust avocets, exotic flamingos, and other birds.
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