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Villeneuve-Minervois - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Aude

Villeneuve-Minervois is situated in a dale, laughing at the entrance of the valley Clamoux at the foot of the Montagne Noire at the beginning of the Minervois plain.

The origin of Villeneuve is located after the end of the Albigensian Crusade, when the canons of Saint-Nazaire Chapter received the gift of property confiscated from heretics located in the soil of the small village of Saint-Etienne Clamouse. They went to build a powerful fortress, watchful sentinel guarding the entrance to the valley Clamoux. Houses built against the castle formed gradually a small village, which was surrounded by a wall and protected by wide and deep ditches. The original enclosure was enlarged, probably in the 13th century to include the New Town. Hence the first name of the village: Villeneuve-les-Canons.

Since 1750, Villeneuve is a village vigneron whose wines are now ranked among the best wines of Minervois. In recent years the activity around the black truffle (tuber melanosporum) is taking off and is the subject of several markets in winter whose reputation continues to expand ...

Geographical information

Latitude43.3152880 (N 43° 18’ 55”)
Longitude2.4621719 (E 2° 27’ 44”)
AltitudeFrom 166m to 760m
Surface area23.85 km²
Population1081 inhabitants
Density45 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureCarcassonne (18.1 km, 23 min)
Insee code11433
IntercommunalityCA Carcassonne Agglo

Nearest cities & towns

Villegly4.6 km (6 min)
Sallèles-Cabardès4.7 km (7 min)
Trassanel6.3 km (10 min)
Caunes-Minervois6.5 km (9 min)
Cabrespine6.8 km (12 min)
Villarzel-Cabardès6.9 km (8 min)
Bagnoles7.1 km (11 min)
Laure-Minervois8.2 km (10 min)
Limousis8.5 km (13 min)
Conques-sur-Orbiel8.6 km (11 min)
Villalier8.8 km (9 min)
Peyriac-Minervois9.3 km (9 min)
Lastours9.4 km (14 min)

Things to see and do

Events and festivities


Villeneuve-Minervois Shot
Villeneuve-Minervois Shot
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Promenade lined with plane trees peaceful
Promenade lined with plane trees peaceful
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Calvary Garden
Calvary Garden
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Gorges Clamoux
Gorges Clamoux
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In January truffles
In January truffles
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Guided tour of the City of Carcassonne
Culture and education112 € Carcassonne (14.5 km)
Wine-tasting course with an oenologist (2h30)
Local flavours59 € Olonzac (22 km)
Wine tasting at the Domaine Rose et Paul
Local flavoursFreeArzens (25 km)
Audioguide tour of Le 1900 museum, cellar and vinegar factory
Local flavours4 € Lagrasse (28 km)
Telemark waterskiing on Lake Buzerens
Sports sensations18 € to 28 € Bram (28 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Capitoul... capitelles and dolmens
Roy Quarries
HikeEasy2h30Caunes-Minervois (5.6 km)
From the city of Carcassonne to Lake La Cavayère
Cycling itineraryEasy5h00Carcassonne (14.4 km)
Haut-Languedoc - Passa Païs Greenway
Cycling itineraryEasy6h00Mazamet (21 km)
Lake Jouarres
HikeEasy3h00Olonzac (22 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals