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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Aude

Small village of Aude, on the banks of the Canal du Midi, Homps takes place on the shores of Lake Jouarres, about thirty kilometers from the city of Carcassonne. Limitrophe of the department of Herault, it is not far from Olonzac, Pepieux or Beaufort.

Formerly a place of passage of tin in the third century before Christ, the village of Homps was one of the places of important steps of the old Roman road between the Corbières and the Minervois. Also a long time high place of wine transport, it has always lived to the rhythm of its port and its boaters. The completion of the Canal du Midi at the end of the seventeenth century allowed him especially to experience an economic boom of great importance.

Always a place of production of great wines such as Minervois (AOC), Languedoc (AOC) or Coteaux-de-peyriac, the town of Homps also attracts visitors with its special charm, its landscapes and its cultural heritage.

Geographical information

Latitude43.2615194 (N 43° 15’ 41”)
Longitude2.7204168 (E 2° 43’ 14”)
AltitudeFrom 29m to 56m
Surface area3.06 km²
Population587 inhabitants
Density191 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureCarcassonne (20 mi, 34 min)
Insee code11172
IntercommunalityCC Région Lézignanaise, Corbières et Minervois

Nearest cities & towns

Tourouzelle1.9 mi (7 min)
Olonzac2.2 mi (9 min)
Azille4.2 mi (11 min)
Beaufort4.4 mi (9 min)
Argens-Minervois4.7 mi (14 min)
La Redorte4.7 mi (12 min)
Oupia4.8 mi (9 min)
Escales5.1 mi (13 min)
Castelnau-d'Aude5.2 mi (11 min)
Azillanet5.9 mi (13 min)
Cesseras6.2 mi (15 min)
Pépieux6.3 mi (15 min)
Lézignan-Corbières6.4 mi (13 min)
Puichéric6.5 mi (11 min)

Things to see and do

Built between the 12th and 14th century, the Saint-Amand church is worth a visit, as is the beautiful Saint-Michel chapel. Listed historical monument, the latter reveals a very beautiful Romanesque style and was erected in the eleventh century by the order of Hospitallers of St. John of Jerusalem. Redeemed by an individual during the construction of a new church in the nineteenth century, it is now a private chapel.

While strolling in the village, you will also be able to discover the former commanderie of the hospitable people of Saint-Jean-de-Jerusalem or the tower of the Knights of Malta of XIIe century.

The house of Minervois wines is an opportunity to learn a little about the wine production of the town and make some delicious tastings.

The port on the Canal du Midi is an opportunity for beautiful walks or boats with rental services present on site. Walks in gabarres are also proposed.

On the lake of Jouarres, a leisure base allows the practice of swimming, canoeing or sailing.

Events and festivities


Ride on the canal
Ride on the canal
See photo


Tuesday 25 april
Min. 15°C - Max. 25°C
Wednesday 26 april
Min. 12°C - Max. 18°C
Thursday 27 april
Min. 12°C - Max. 19°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Canoe kayak on the Aude
Sports sensations22 € Puichéric (5.4 mi)
Wellness massage and swimming pool at Saint Benoit gardens
Well-being80 € Saint-Laurent-de-la-Cabrerisse (12.4 mi)
Wine and tapas tasting lunch
Local flavours50 € Coustouge (14.9 mi)
Licence-free electric boat hire
Entertainment30 € to 35 € Narbonne (15.4 mi)
Cruise on the Canal du Midi in a vintage barge
Entertainment3900 € to 4800 € Carcassonne (18.9 mi)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Lake Jouarres
HikeEasy3h00Olonzac (1 mi)
Roy Quarries
HikeEasy2h30Caunes-Minervois (10.7 mi)
Capitoul... capitelles and dolmens
HikeIntermediate3h10Villeneuve-Minervois (13.5 mi)
From the city of Carcassonne to Lake La Cavayère
Cycling itineraryEasy5h00Carcassonne (18.8 mi)
Old Durban sightseeing circuit
Village visitEasy1h30Durban-Corbières (19 mi)


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