In September, a gentle break on the banks of the Canal du Midi
In autumn, this Heritage is envisaged in a more intimate way, under the beautiful colours of the end of summer but be careful not to hesitate too much to come and contemplate it because, the Canal falls asleep in October for a well-deserved rest.
Hiking at ½ day, following the Canal du Midi !
Hiking at Pech Laurier, Argens-Minervois, it's two hours of walking between the Canal, the pine forest and Lac des Aiguilles and finish this short hike by sipping a cold glass or a plate of local produce, at the Guinguette. Click here for more information.
Les Tastes du Minervois! On the
banks of the Canal du Midi, from September 3 to 4, go to Homps at the Maison des Vins du Minervois for the Tastes du Minervois!
On the menu of this Festival for the general public: tastings of Tastes (Tapas) by great chefs or personalities of French gastronomy, the best wines from our winegrowers. With in addition: entertainment for young and old, concerts, plays, discovery workshops, games... more information here
And all year round, Bertrand de La Maison des vins du Minervois welcomes you for guided tastings, in all simplicity.
enjoy the Canal, you must take the time to enjoy it: by bike, by boat or simply on foot, along the towpath.
Some ideas for activities
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The Croisières du Midi in Homps, discovered along the way the riches of the Canal du Midi aboard the traditional gabare le Saint-Ferréol, meet here.
Take the helm with
Locaboat holidays in Argens-Minervois, rental of barges without a licence!
Canalous in Homps, rental of boats for living!
Boat Homps in Homps, rentalof boats without a licence!
Cris' boat in Homps, rental of boats without a licence
Or the bicycle..
Velocation in Homps, from Homps rent your mountain bike and go along the banks of the Canal du Midi (06 37 07 07 05 00)
Mellowvelos in Paraza,mountain bike and cycle bike rental, with itineraries adapted to demand !!
And always more information on the activities on the website of the offices of coral mining tourism offices here
Lagrasse, Termes and Villerouge-Termenès
These three sites have an individual history of greatness and tragedy.
Lagrasse will tell you the legend of Philomena or how Charlemagne would have founded the abbey.
Termesis marked by the strong personality of Olivier de Termes, a resistant "faydit" of the Cathar cause, then a knight in the Holy Land.
Finally, Villerouge-Termenès, the castle residence of the archbishops of Narbonne, is marked by the tragic story of Guilhem Belibaste, the last representative of the Cathar church, who was burned alive in the courtyard of the castle in 1321.
European Heritage Days, 17-18 September
Go to Termes where you can access the castle. Don't forget to enjoy the video, the permanent historical exhibition, and ask for the loan of the notebook! Above all, bring your tablets and smartphones to install the "Terms in Cathar Country" application (android and IOS)
In Villerouge-Termenès, enjoy the free visit all day and 3:30 pm, the guided tour of the church and its exceptional 16th century altarpiece.
In Lagrasse, you have to stop for a moment. In this "Most beautiful village in France", history and heritage are omnipresent. Lagrasse Abbey will welcome all visitors curious about its religious heritage with a choice of open and commented visits.
On boulevard de la Promenade, the Caveau Musée le 1900 is a place for sensory discovery of Lagrasse's heritage and local products. The visit of the museum of the old Lagrasse and the 3D animations, always ends with a tasting of vinegars and olive oil.
Finally, in the heart of the village, La Maison du Patrimoine, located in the former presbytery, hosts an exhibition on the village's remarkable painted ceilings.
All these sites carry the Vignobles & Découvertes brand, for more information on this national wine tourism label click here.
Hiking Freedom of sport on the GR 36 over 2 days
For a weekend, discover the Corbières massif, between Lagrasse and Termes.Take advantage of the mild temperatures and autumn colours to follow the white and red markings of the GR36. The route allows you to discover an infinite palette of landscapes, magnificent panoramas, a wild and preserved nature, a flora of exceptional richness.
You will cross the villages of character of Lagrasse, Termes and Villerouge-Termenès; each one carrying a particular history... Lagrasse, abbey founded by Charlemagne, former bastion of Cathar resistance and Villerouge, where the last Perfect, Guilhem Bélibaste, was burned.
Duration:2 days / 1 night in a guest room
Validity: March, April, May, June, September, October.
Price:from 39,50 €/person
: 6h walking on the first day, 8h walking on the second day ñ and 930 m difference in altitude per stage.The time indicated does not include breaks and stops.
Hiking difficult to do in July and August due to the high temperatures.
Take water, walking sticks.
Be careful with winter schedules to avoid hiking at night and be careful with the weather!
Château de Termes closed: December, January and February - reopened in early March.
This sports and heritage stay is to be booked here.
Sentier en Fête!
Three hikes are scheduled in September. Following the guide, you will discover all the richness of the flora, fauna and geological heritage of this mountainous massif unlike any other. Three dates to remember:
On September 10, in Laroque-de-Fa, for a night walk (from 5pm to 10.30pm) accompanied by Amandine Bru entitled "Discovering Bordegrande in the rich Sou valley" to understand the landscapes and the links between livestock farmers and biodiversity.
On September 17 in Lagrasse, departure with Patrick Valette for the signal of the Alaric, for a guided walk from 9am to 12pm, how the plant began the reconquest of the mineral, walking on the slopes of the mythical mountain of the Alaric.
On September 25 in Lagrasse,"Roc, géo et Biodiversité", a guided stroll with Catie Lépagnole and Daniel Vizcaïno, to understand, through the observation of the landscapes, the geological phenomena of folding (from 14h to 17h).
All September dates are available here