Carcassonne, Limoux, Mirepoix, Castelnaudary, Lagrasse, etc. are between 15 and 30 minutes drive.
The Mediterranean sea and beautiful Toulouse are around
1 hour distance. Cathar castles, abbeys, medieval churches, cozy antique and other markets are easily accessible from here.
Tax-free shopping in Andorra,
a short or long walk in the neighborhood, cycling along the Canal du Midi are also possible.
Because Montreal is surrounded by vineyards, there is a wide range of tastings in the famous wineries of the Malepère region. Make sure you also try the Blanquette, a wonderful sparkling wine from this region.