Yes it is.
When I first started planning my first trip to France I asked the advice of a friend who had suggested I should visit France (since I spoke French) rather than visit him in Amsterdam (such a good friend that I trusted his advice) and I had asked him to suggest an area. He suggested the south for a variety of reasons and so I set out trying to find out where I might stay. (I had never travelled out of the US before).
In doing online reearch I found I responded intuitively to some places and websites, and not to others, so let that be my guide. I could not have planned better than what came to me through such exploration. I preferred areas south of the canal but one year I kept being drawn to the Minervois area, so I rented a gite there. Caunes is nice, I enjoyed the stay there and did drive south to spend a night in Montsegur during that time.
I had read little on Caunes or the surrounding area (aside from the basics on Minevre and the two great caves so when I first went to ND du Cros it was more an idle afternoon to see what the area offered.
I found reason to return to the church if I were in Carcassonne on other business, even when I was staying eleswhere.
I later read about Sauniere having served in the area before going to RLC, and I know that the spring (and area) were originally a shrine to Cybele...but it was more than that for me.
This thread is not about those sort of things, so send me a pm if you want more details.
If you have the opportunity, the cave at Cabresprine:http://www.english.gouffre-cabrespine.com/