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 Tourism, holiday & travel in Argens-Minervois
Insee code11013
AltitudeFrom 27 to 120 meters
Surface4.59 km²
Population394 inhabitants
Density85 inhabitants/km²


Chief townCarcassonne (at 38 km, 39 min)Roubia at 3.5 km (9 min)
DepartmentAudeLézignan-Corbières at 6.8 km (14 min)
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  • History:
  • The site has been Argens-Minervois human presence since the dawn of time, evidenced by the nearby presence of the important oppidum Mourrel Ferrat (fourth century BC) straddling the municipalities of Argens and Olonzac Bassanel the locality.
  • Argens, formerly Villa Arsegii (881), named after the site geology consists of sandstone and clay (argilla in Latin).
  • Possession of the Archbishop of Narbonne, he passed in 1215, during the crusade against the Albigensians in the hands of Simon de Montfort, who gave it in fief to one of his lieutenants.
  • It is then sold in 1356 to pay the ransom of John the Good second prisoner of the English. It was during this same period he escaped the ravages of the Black Prince, who could not cross with his troops in the Aude flood.
  • Argens then becomes the property of William of Tournissan, lord of Serres and Jacques de Verzeille (1529) who assumes the title of Mr. d'Argens.
  • Bought in 1631 by Blaise Graves of an illustrious family of the province of Languedoc.
  • In 1722, Antoine de Niquet, Chairman of Parliament of Toulouse takes possession.
  • In 1800, the family acquires Segonne much land and the castle and its dependencies.
  • The 19th century saw the village take a significant population growth due to the development of modern viticulture.
  • Significant work will alter the appearance of the castle. We also assist in building the parish church of St. Roch.


  • Castle: The date in the entire 19th century, but it follows a much older building. Revised several times during the 19th century, it then took its present appearance.
  • The Church of Our Lady of the Assumption: Near the Canal du Midi, near the cemetery, you can see the ruins of the first church Argens. Remarkable work of Romanesque architecture, dating from the 10th century, there remains a section of wall decorated with arches and a big checkerboard.
  • The Church of St. Roch: Recently built (1880), it has been restored to its appearance. It contains the font of the early church and the bell of the old church. On the square in front of the church stands a beautiful cross from 1649.
  • The fountain fresh: Located at the foot of the old village on the way to the cemetery, it was the former who served the community well to supply drinking water to the population.
  • Walls and tower irrigation: You can see the north-east of the village, the remains of the old irrigation system dating from the 19th century. Recovery tower is visible on the Lake Road Needles and supporting walls of the pipes.
  • The Tile: The remains of an ancient kiln indicate the presence of a large tile downstream of Lake needles. This activity became extinct in the early 20th century.
  • The Lake of needles. Very scenic for walking, hiking, cycling and running, or simply to relax and enjoy a picnic!
  • Restaurants and coffee Argens-Minervois. Enjoy alfresco dining on the banks of the Canal du Midi, or a drink at the bar friendly village!
  • Wine cellars (possibility of tasting).
  • The two locks.
  • Tennis, fishing and bowling in the village.
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Leisure centresMarina Occitanie


  • Empty granaries-Tennis Club, each year in May or June.
  • Festi'Miam: end of June (musical entertainment with refreshments available).
  • Fishing Contest from July 14 to Canal du Midi.


The entrance to the villageThe entrance to the village
The Tennis CourtThe Tennis Court
The ChurchThe Church
The lock Pech LaurierThe lock Pech Laurier


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Saturday 31 January
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Sunday 1 February
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French cuisine restaurantLa Guinguette d'Argens  
On the banks of the Canal du Midi, at the foot of the castle d'Argens, discover La Guinguette d'Argens! The team this outdoor restaurant awaits you in a festive and friendly. In these...
Located in Argens-Minervois32 € per person 
World food restaurantEn Bonne Compagnie  
CHARMING, CHARMING! - To be En Bonne Compagnie, visit Homps near olonzac. A beautifully restored village house invites you to the banks of the Canal du Midi. Amateurs shaded terraces,...
Located 4.5 km from Argens-Minervois30 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantAuberge Côté Jardin  
In the shade of the terrace, the veranda or in the contemporary dining room, savor the cuisine of Chef David Prevel. L'Auberge offers a rich menu of local products, evolving with the...
Located 7.9 km from Argens-Minervois38 € per person 

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House with 2 bedroomsLa Cave    
La Cave (a beautifully furnished and recently converted 19th Century wine Cave) is a family run bed and breakfast offering relaxing breaks for couples and young families looking for...
Located in Argens-MinervoisFrom 80 € to 95 € the double room 
House with 5 bedrooms' Le Jardin d'Homps '    
At the heart of a small village crossed by the Canal du Midi, you will enjoy staying in this beautiful mansion where you will be warmly welcomed by Nina and Guy. XIXth century house...
Located 4.4 km from Argens-MinervoisFrom 74 € to 110 € the double room 
House with 5 bedroomsMaison d'hôtes Eloi Merle    
At the heart of Minervois in Olonzac the guest house Eloi Merle offers visitors, five guest rooms. In the park of 2500 m² you can have a good time relaxing at the pool, relaxing in...
Located 4.9 km from Argens-Minervois65 € the double room 

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Apartment for 2 personsGîtes Eloi Merle  
In its park of 2500 m² you can spend quality time relaxing by the pool, relax in the Jacuzzi or cool in one of the trees! Facing the pool & jacuzzi, bed consist of a living room-kitchen...
Located 4.8 km from Argens-MinervoisFrom 350 € to 650 € per week 
Apartment for 6 persons'La bigarade' gîte avec piscine privée
At the heart of the Minervois, in the bustling village of Olonzac, spacious apartment of 110 m ², 2 bedrooms with 160cm beds, mezzanine with 2 bed and a sofa 90cm. Large living kitchen,...
Located 4.8 km from Argens-MinervoisFrom 600 € to 900 € per week 
Villa for 6 personsVilla Canigou  
At the heart of the Minervois, in I pretty village of Azille a few steps from the Canal du Midi, the canigou villa with private pool and stunning views of the Pyrenees offers an area...
Located 8.5 km from Argens-MinervoisFrom 600 € to 900 € per week 

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90 places over 3,5 haCamping la pinede    
This family campsite, three and a half hectares, welcomes you with sympathy, only 500 m from the center of Lézignan, on the edge of a fragrant pine forest, where you can enjoy a well...
Located 5 km from Argens-MinervoisFrom 14 € to 17.50 € per day 
50 places over 1,5 haCamping les Terrasses    
Between mediterranean sea and mountains, Camping les terrasses is setting in the vignobles of Saint Chinian, Swimming-pool, tennis course, river at 800 meters. Safe and quiet.
Located 24 km from Argens-MinervoisFrom 12 € to 22 € per day 
76 places over 3,5 haCamping la commanderie    
Camping located in the Aude 10 minutes from Carcassonne and its city, 2 km from the Canal du Midi, 50 minutes from the sea, 76 pitches in the countryside, in the heart of a small pine...
Located 24 km from Argens-MinervoisFrom 15 € to 23 € per day 

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Le Tournedos - Hotel in Argens-MinervoisLe Tournedos     
This hotel, situated 900 metres from Lezignan-Corbieres SNCF Train Station, is a 5-minute walk from Lezignan-Corbieres town centre. The hotel features a wood-burning fireplace for grilling...
Located 5.8 km from Argens-MinervoisRoom from 59 €
Chateau De Jouarres - Hotel in Argens-MinervoisChateau De Jouarres    
This 18th-century chateau is located between the sandy beaches of the Mediterranean Sea, near the Canal du Midi. Set on the wine route, it offers free access to 2 swimming pools, a...
Located 5.8 km from Argens-Minervois
Le Mas De Gaujac - Hotel in Argens-MinervoisLe Mas De Gaujac     
Le Mas De Gaujac is located outside the town of Lézignan-Corbières, a 5-minute drive from the city centre and a 3-minute drive from exit 25 of the A61 motorway. It offers air-conditioned...
Located 7.4 km from Argens-MinervoisRoom from 60 €

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Cerise Carcassonne
Located 500 metres from the medieval citadel of Carcassonne, Cerise Carcassonne offers an indoor swimming pool, hammam, fitness room, and free Wi-Fi. The...
Cerise Carcassonne
Located 500 metres from the medieval citadel of Carcassonne, Cerise Carcassonne offers an indoor swimming pool, hammam, fitness...
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