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Cesseras

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Hérault

Cesseras - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Hérault
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Near the Cesse valley, in the heart of Hérault, the village of Cesseras seduces with the richness of its historical heritage. It takes place in the Regional Natural Park of Haut-Languedoc, not far from Pépieux, Minerve and Siran.

Known since prehistoric times, the town of Cesseras only officially appears in history in the middle of the 9th century. Ravaged during the Hundred Years War, it was also affected in 1591 by the battle of Cesseras-Azillanet, a major episode in the wars of religion.

Today, Cesseras is especially appreciated by tourists, who are seduced by the charm of its landscapes and its exceptional architectural heritage.

Geographical information

MunicipalityCesseras
Postcode34210
Latitude43.3241240 (N 43° 19’ 27”)
Longitude2.7146050 (E 2° 42’ 53”)
AltitudeFrom 54m to 417m
Surface area15.07 km²
Population428 inhabitants
Density28 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureMontpellier (127 km, 1:39)
Insee code34075
IntercommunalityCC du Minervois au Caroux
DepartmentHérault
TerritoryLanguedoc-Roussillon
RegionOccitanie

Nearest cities & towns

Azillanet2.1 km (4 min)
Pépieux4.7 km (9 min)
Siran5.1 km (7 min)
Beaufort5.4 km (9 min)
Olonzac5.4 km (9 min)
Oupia6.9 km (12 min)
La Livinière7.1 km (10 min)
Azille7.9 km (12 min)
Aigne8.1 km (15 min)
Minerve8.7 km (14 min)
La Caunette10 km (13 min)
Homps10 km (15 min)
Aigues-Vives10.1 km (18 min)
Tourouzelle10.2 km (15 min)

Things to see and do

A very fine example of Romanesque art in the Minervois, the Saint-Germain chapel dates originally from the 11th century. Raised in the 12th century, it reveals an interior with a single vaulted barrel vault for the nave and cul-de-four for the apse. Listed as a Historic Monument, it served as a parish church for a village that no longer exists.

The church of Saint-Geniès-de-Rome, in southern Gothic style, is also worth a detour. Also listed as a Historic Monument, it has a single nave with apse with radiating sides. Rebuilt in the 15th century following the destruction of the wars of religion, it has a 16th century Renaissance portal protected by a cross-ribbed porch. The bell tower, crenellated tower, is the only vestige of the first Romanesque building. Accessible to the visit on information at the town hall, it contains a very beautiful treasure, with in particular the reliquary arm of Saint Salvy.

While strolling in the village and its surroundings, do not miss to admire the site of the old Saint-Salvy chapel with listed ruins or the old village. Old houses with mullioned windows, towers, curtain walls and ruins of the old castle dismantled during the Revolution are to be discovered.

During your hikes in the countryside, linger near the Aldène cave, listed as a Historic Monument.

Places of interest

Monuments

Events and festivities

At the beginning of June, Cesseras en Fête takes place with entertainment including fireworks.

Concerts are organized in June on the occasion of the Fête de la Musique.

Séjour Jeûne & Randonnée
Séjour Jeûne & Randonnée
Séjour Jeûne & Randonnée

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The town hall
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The interior of the church
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The interior of the church
The interior of the church
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the town
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The church
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the town
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The interior of the church
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The interior of the church
The interior of the church
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Weather

Sunday 25 february
Min. 5°C - Max. 11°C
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Monday 26 february
Min. 8°C - Max. 13°C
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Tuesday 27 february
Min. 9°C - Max. 13°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Private cruise with caterer on the Canal du Midi
Nature and the great outdoors185 € to 220 € Capestang (27 km)
Guided tour by bike or electric mountain bike
Sports sensations39 € Narbonne (28 km)
Ticket - Castle and ramparts of the city of Carcassonne (40 minutes from Toulouse)
Culture and education11 € Carcassonne (31 km)
Seated amma massage
Well-being15 € to 35 € Mazamet (33 km)
Canyoning in Montagne Noire
Sports sensations42 € to 69 € Mazamet (33 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Lake Jouarres
HikeEasy1:30Olonzac (5.6 km)
Roy Quarries
HikeEasy2:30Caunes-Minervois (15.1 km)
Capitoul... capitelles and dolmens
HikeIntermediate3:10Villeneuve-Minervois (20 km)
From the city of Carcassonne to Lake La Cavayère
Cycling itineraryEasy5:00Carcassonne (32 km)
Haut-Languedoc - Passa Païs Greenway
Cycling itineraryEasy6:00Mazamet (33 km)

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