Ancient fortified village, Fabrezan takes place in Occitanie, in the department of Aude. It is located in the Corbières, about thirty kilometers from Narbonne and Carcassonne. Located at the gates of Minervois, the village of Fabrezan seduces by its landscapes of vines and its historical heritage.
A circular village with narrow streets, Fabrezan was once the property of the viscount of Narbonne, before being attached to the royal domain at the beginning of the sixteenth century. Of Gallo-Roman origin, the site is today the ideal starting point for excursions to the Corbières or to the nearby Mediterranean Sea.
Lovers of gastronomy will also find their happiness in this charming vineyard village. Fabrezan is actually part of the production area of two wines AOC, Corbières and Corbières-Boutenac.
Fortified in the Middle Ages, the village of Fabrezan still retains some vestiges of this glorious period. One can particularly admire some remnants of the ramparts, including doors opening on the 10th century city, as well as a fortified tower dating from the 12th century. Formerly a castle keep, it was partly dismantled in the first half of the 17th century at the time of the Fronde. Built more than thirty meters, this construction is now partly enclosed in houses, yet unveiling a series of facing bosses. One can also admire a wall and vestiges of the outer enclosures of the castle of Villerouge-la-Cremade. Built in the 12th century, it is of unknown origin and history.
Never completed, the mill of Fabrezan was started during the nineteenth century, and if it never worked, it has a time served as a refuge for the poor.
The church of Saint-Etienne de Villerouge-la-Cremade has been classified as a Historic Monument. Of Gothic style, it reveals in particular lateral chapels of the XVIIIth and XIXth centuries. Constructed from Ferrals stones from local quarries, it features 16th century stone statues, a statue of Saint Roch in 19th-century Carrara marble, and an organ from the same period.
In the village, a bronze bust of Charles Cros, French poet and inventor, can be admired.
Notre-Dame de la Consolation is a chapel that takes its place on an ancient 13th-century building. Set in the heart of the garrigue, it was completed between the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. One can appreciate in particular wall paintings of the late nineteenth century, as well as several statues of the Virgin to which is dedicated the sanctuary.
Sports and hiking trail, the Peyrouse trail extends four kilometers and is accessible to the whole family. It allows to admire the local flora while appreciating the architecture of the village. Two other hiking trails offer the opportunity to discover the local heritage.
The Fabrezan market is held every Thursday morning. The town also offers a craft Christmas market at the end of the year.
For Saint Vincent, in January, Fabrezan celebrates the patron of the vintners with a mass and a festive meal.
The festival A Rosé, in partnership with the city of Lézignan-Corbières, is now held in June. Different winegrowers propose to discover their productions, while culinary stands, concerts and other animations of all kinds are organized.
At the end of August, the village celebrates its local festival for three days with musical and dance animations, a petanque contest, a fun fair or old demonstrations.
At the beginning of September, place in Son Miré, a festival disconnected from the high-speaking days. On the program, concerts, plays, tales, screenings, poetry readings or photo exhibitions.