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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Hérault

Aigne - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Hérault

Aigne the village is located on a vein of sandstone that extends from Bram, Aude Beziers in the Herault. It speaks of "sandstone Aigne" mainly used for construction of buildings and the sandstone is also mentioned in geological terms in the expression "marl" which also defines a specific terroir wine known locally as "the mourels" in which one sees a landscape of sandstone hills surrounded by plains eroded marl.

Aigne is located 25 km from Narbonne and Saint-Pons de Thomières, 40 km from Carcassonne and Beziers, 91 km from Perpignan, Montpellier 110 km and 140 km from Toulouse.

Geographical information

Latitude43.3318889 (N 43° 19’ 55”)
Longitude2.7974410 (E 2° 47’ 51”)
AltitudeFrom 79m to 273m
Surface area10.94 km²
Population273 inhabitants
Density24 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureMontpellier (110 km, 1h30)
Insee code34006
IntercommunalityCC le Minervois

Nearest cities & towns

Aigues-Vives2 km (5 min)
La Caunette3.8 km (7 min)
Agel5.4 km (8 min)
Beaufort5.4 km (7 min)
Azillanet6.5 km (13 min)
Oupia7.4 km (10 min)
Cesseras8.1 km (15 min)
Bize-Minervois8.5 km (12 min)
Olonzac8.6 km (12 min)
Minerve9.1 km (16 min)
Mailhac9.5 km (13 min)
Saint-Jean-de-Minervois9.9 km (16 min)
Vélieux11.6 km (13 min)
Sainte-Valière12.1 km (15 min)

Things to see and do

To see Aigne: the snail in the heart of the medieval village of Aigne. This area of the snail builds spiral follows the telluric currents flowing in a spiral beneath our feet. The Church of St. Martin in the 11th century chapel built on a Visigoth oldest, is accessible through a porch, formerly protected by a drawbridge and a portcullis, which gives its charm to the set of narrow pedestrian alleyways. This entry in the snail gives this Circulade its unique because there is no other door to reach the center. Aigne is part of Circular Villages of the first millennium identified among a hundred others in Languedoc-Roussillon and the village is also one of the "Doors of Minerva" who guarded the city now known for his major involvement in the defense of Cathar faith in the 13th century.

A visit to Aigne: the workshops of artists: painters, watercolor, oil paintings, wood carvers, stone carvers and engraver etching.

Events and festivities

Created in celebration: the art market the first Sunday of July.

Christmas Market: local products and handicrafts: 2nd Sunday of December.

Les Grands Chemins: art exhibitions and multi-annual cultural event to leave All Saints.


Circulade medieval XI
Circulade medieval XI
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The church square
The church square
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The entrance porch of the village
The entrance porch of the village
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Lombard bands
Lombard bands
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View East
View East
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Winter 2006
Winter 2006
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Winter 2006
Winter 2006
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Association circulades
Association circulades
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Tuesday 24 october
Min. 11°C - Max. 26°C
Wednesday 25 october
Min. 10°C - Max. 23°C
Thursday 26 october
Min. 8°C - Max. 22°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Minerva: Cathar city.

The Dolmen des Fades to Pépieux: 26 m, one of the longest in the south of France.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Wine-tasting course with an oenologist (2h30)
Local flavours59 € Olonzac (7.8 km)
Tasting and sales at Roquebrun wine cellar
Local flavoursFreeRoquebrun (26 km)
Canyoning where the three valleys meet
Sports sensations45 € Mons (30 km)
Audioguide tour of Le 1900 museum, cellar and vinegar factory
Local flavours1 € to 11 € Lagrasse (30 km)
Day cruise on the Canal du Midi
Nature and the great outdoors48 € to 53 € Béziers (34 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Lake Jouarres
HikeEasy3h00Olonzac (7.6 km)
Roy Quarries
HikeEasy2h30Caunes-Minervois (22 km)
Capitoul... capitelles and dolmens
HikeIntermediate3h10Villeneuve-Minervois (27 km)
Vineyards and Heritage
HikeIntermediate4h40Saint-Geniès-de-Fontedit (34 km)
In the Sigean scrubland
HikeEasy2h00Sigean (37 km)


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