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Caunes-Minervois

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Aude

Caunes-Minervois - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Aude
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Located in the Minervois, surrounded by vineyards and scrubland on the southern slope of Black Mountain, at the foot of the gorges of the Argent Double, Caunes-Minervois is a village famous for its marble red carnation in this Chateau de Versailles, the Trianon, at the Paris Opera... But also for its Romanesque abbey, Site center of Cathar country, and the charm of its medieval streets where one crosses randomly superb Renaissance hotels special lanes.

This town is located 20 minutes from Carcassonne, 50 minutes from Limoux and Castelnaudary, and 30 minutes from Narbonne and the Mediterranean.

Geographical information

MunicipalityCaunes-Minervois
Postcode11160
Latitude43.3285220 (N 43° 19’ 43”)
Longitude2.5284020 (E 2° 31’ 42”)
AltitudeFrom 144m to 861m
Surface area27.84 km²
Population1692 inhabitants
Density60 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureCarcassonne (13.7 mi, 27 min)
Insee code11081
IntercommunalityCA Carcassonne Agglo
DepartmentAude
TerritoryLanguedoc-Roussillon
RegionOccitanie

Nearest cities & towns

Trausse2.5 mi (7 min)
Peyriac-Minervois3.8 mi (10 min)
Villeneuve-Minervois4 mi (9 min)
Citou4.8 mi (11 min)
Félines-Minervois5 mi (13 min)
Rieux-Minervois5.4 mi (14 min)
Villarzel-Cabardès5.5 mi (12 min)
Villegly5.6 mi (11 min)
Laure-Minervois6 mi (14 min)
La Livinière6.6 mi (16 min)
Sallèles-Cabardès7 mi (16 min)
Lespinassière7.1 mi (17 min)
Bagnoles7.1 mi (15 min)
Trassanel8 mi (19 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Information points
Monuments

Events and festivities

4th Edition of the Week of the Marbles
Gazelles Trail of Notre Dame du Cros

Photos

Show in July at the bedside of the abbey
Show in July at the bedside of the abbey
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Lane Caunes-Minervois
Lane Caunes-Minervois
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Marble Crimson
Marble Crimson
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Weather

Tuesday 23 may
Min. 13°C - Max. 29°C
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Wednesday 24 may
Min. 17°C - Max. 21°C
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Thursday 25 may
Min. 15°C - Max. 18°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Canoe kayak on the Aude
Sports sensations22 € Puichéric (8.8 mi)
Guided tour of the City of Carcassonne
Culture and education12 € to 124 € Carcassonne (11.8 mi)
Cruise on the Canal du Midi in a vintage barge
Entertainment3900 € to 4800 € Carcassonne (11.9 mi)
Canyoning in Montagne Noire
Sports sensations35 € to 55 € Mazamet (13.5 mi)
Wellness massage and swimming pool at Saint Benoit gardens
Well-being80 € Saint-Laurent-de-la-Cabrerisse (18.9 mi)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Roy Quarries
HikeEasy2h30Caunes-Minervois
Capitoul... capitelles and dolmens
HikeIntermediate3h10Villeneuve-Minervois (3.5 mi)
Lake Jouarres
HikeEasy3h00Olonzac (9.8 mi)
From the city of Carcassonne to Lake La Cavayère
Cycling itineraryEasy5h00Carcassonne (11.9 mi)
Versants of the Hard
HikeIntermediate5h30Cuxac-Cabardès (12.7 mi)

Restaurants

Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals

Campsites

Hotels

Your holidays
A hotel
A vacation rental
A bed & breakfast
A campsite
A leisure activity
A restaurant
A rental car
A plane ticket
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