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Olonzac

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Hérault

Olonzac - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Hérault
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Capital of Minervois, Languedoc-Roussillon, Olonzac is a town located near Homps and Siran, on the edge of the department of Aude. Passage between the Canal du Midi and the village of Minerve, it takes place about thirty kilometers from Narbonne and Carcassonne and its famous medieval city.

Already mentioned in the ninth century, the town of Olonzac has a rather old origin. Strongly touched in the thirteenth century by the Albigensian Crusade, it has grown steadily over the centuries, becoming even a diocesan city in the course of the fifteenth century. Prosperous, she has lived for a long time in the manufacture of olive oil or market gardening.

Today, Olonzac remains appreciated for its authentic charm, wine AOC Minervois, or for its proximity to some of the most beautiful sights of Occitanie.

Geographical information

MunicipalityOlonzac
Postcode34210
Latitude43.2843510 (N 43° 17’ 4”)
Longitude2.7301129 (E 2° 43’ 48”)
AltitudeFrom 29m to 182m
Surface area18.95 km²
Population1824 inhabitants
Density96 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureMontpellier (76 mi, 1h33)
Insee code34189
IntercommunalityCC Minervois Saint-Ponais Orb-Jaur
DepartmentHérault
TerritoryLanguedoc-Roussillon
RegionOccitanie

Nearest cities & towns

Beaufort1.9 mi (4 min)
Homps2.2 mi (9 min)
Oupia2.3 mi (7 min)
Azillanet2.9 mi (7 min)
Pépieux3.2 mi (9 min)
Tourouzelle3.3 mi (10 min)
Cesseras3.4 mi (9 min)
Siran4.7 mi (12 min)
Azille4.9 mi (12 min)
Argens-Minervois5.1 mi (15 min)
Aigne5.3 mi (12 min)
La Livinière5.7 mi (14 min)
Pouzols-Minervois5.8 mi (10 min)
Roubia5.9 mi (16 min)

Things to see and do

At the heart of the town, you can admire the town hall, the parish church or the facade of the old café Plana whose interior is classified as an historic monument.

The city of Languedoc also has several hiking trails, including the walking trail Des Murailles Miraille, or the banks of the Canal du Midi. Olonzac also proposes to discover its heritage and its wine history during a thematic walk.

Events and festivities

The market is held every Tuesday morning.

The Cruelle, a 10-km walking race, is held every year on May 1st, with a nature trail.

The premiere wine festival is held every third Thursday in October.

Photos

Miraille
Miraille
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racing Cruel
racing Cruel
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Weather

Tuesday 19 february
Min. 5°C - Max. 13°C
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Wednesday 20 february
Min. 4°C - Max. 14°C
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Thursday 21 february
Min. 2°C - Max. 16°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Mountain biking, walks ...

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Canoe kayak on the Aude
Sports sensations22 € Puichéric (6.7 mi)
Wellness massage and swimming pool at Saint Benoit gardens
Well-being80 € Saint-Laurent-de-la-Cabrerisse (14 mi)
Licence-free electric boat hire
Entertainment30 € to 35 € Narbonne (15.5 mi)
Guided tour of the City of Carcassonne
Culture and education112 € Carcassonne (19.2 mi)
Cruise on the Canal du Midi in a vintage barge
Entertainment3900 € to 4800 € Carcassonne (19.7 mi)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Lake Jouarres
HikeEasy3h00Olonzac
Roy Quarries
HikeEasy2h30Caunes-Minervois (10.6 mi)
Capitoul... capitelles and dolmens
HikeIntermediate3h10Villeneuve-Minervois (13.6 mi)
From the city of Carcassonne to Lake La Cavayère
Cycling itineraryEasy5h00Carcassonne (19.6 mi)
Old Durban sightseeing circuit
Village visitEasy1h30Durban-Corbières (20 mi)

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