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Olonzac - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Hérault

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

Latitude43.2843510 (N 43° 17’ 4”)
Longitude2.7301129 (E 2° 43’ 48”)
AltitudeFrom 29m to 182m
Surface area18.95 km²
Population1703 inhabitants
Density89 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureMontpellier (122 km, 1:33)
Insee code34189
IntercommunalityCC du Minervois au Caroux

Nearest cities & towns

Beaufort3.1 km (4 min)
Homps3.5 km (9 min)
Oupia3.7 km (7 min)
Azillanet4.7 km (7 min)
Pépieux5.2 km (9 min)
Tourouzelle5.3 km (10 min)
Cesseras5.4 km (9 min)
Siran7.6 km (12 min)
Azille7.9 km (12 min)
Argens-Minervois8.2 km (15 min)
Aigne8.6 km (12 min)
La Livinière9.1 km (14 min)
Pouzols-Minervois9.3 km (10 min)
Roubia9.5 km (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.

Exposition Karine Verdier - Gilles Richard
Exposition les Jeunes Artistes
Du Canal du Midi en Mourrel
Le Coeur des Hommes


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racing Cruel
racing Cruel
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Monday 29 may
Min. 12°C - Max. 28°C
Tuesday 30 may
Min. 16°C - Max. 28°C
Wednesday 31 may
Min. 18°C - Max. 23°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Mountain biking, walks ...

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Guided tour by bike or electric mountain bike
Sports sensations39 € Narbonne (25 km)
Private cruise with caterer on the Canal du Midi
Nature and the great outdoors165 € to 195 € Capestang (26 km)
Guided tour of the city and Carcassonne Castle
Culture and education30 € Carcassonne (31 km)
Licence-free boat hire on the Canal du Midi
Entertainment35 € to 145 € Colombiers (34 km)
Quad bike trek on the outskirts of Béziers
Sports sensations60 € to 290 € Thézan-lès-Béziers (37 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Lake Jouarres
Roy Quarries
HikeEasy2:30Caunes-Minervois (17 km)
Capitoul... capitelles and dolmens
HikeIntermediate3:10Villeneuve-Minervois (22 km)
From the city of Carcassonne to Lake La Cavayère
Cycling itineraryEasy5:00Carcassonne (32 km)
Old Durban sightseeing circuit
Village visitEasy1:30Durban-Corbières (33 km)


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