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Puichéric - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Aude

Located in the heart of the Aude, between Carcassonne and Narbonne, Puichéric is a charming town Minervois with just over 1,000 inhabitants. With its history and its traditions, wine is the main activity.

From a geographic standpoint, Puichéric is nicknamed the Venice of the Minervois. Indeed, no fewer than three rivers crisscross the territory of the municipality: the Canal du Midi, Aude and finally Rigole (which also crosses the pond to dry Marseillette), thus offering picturesque landscape.

Currently expanding, said the village will economic development associated with maintaining the quality of life related to rural areas. This town has all the shops.

History Puichéric through his castle: The castle first Puichéric, probably dates from the 6th or 7th century. The rock Puichéric, outcrop of excellent building stone had to immediately attract the attention of the conquering Visigoths (412). And the name of Puichéric Podium Theodoroci Terrece the Pech of Theodoric (the mountain of Theodoric) the most famous Gothic princes with Alaric the second appears to confirm this hypothesis. In 1355, the fortifications were ruined by Puichéric English Black Prince, and their stones were used to trace the current enclosure. The castle will host the latest "Father of Two Seas Canal" Paul Riquet. The castle has a very interesting past and is in itself an enormous wealth, but it can not be visited because it is privately owned.

Geographical information

Latitude43.2214730 (N 43° 13’ 17”)
Longitude2.6180260 (E 2° 37’ 5”)
AltitudeFrom 48m to 106m
Surface area13.21 km²
Population1119 inhabitants
Density84 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureCarcassonne (24 km, 25 min)
Insee code11301
IntercommunalityCA Carcassonne Agglo

Nearest cities & towns

Roquecourbe-Minervois3.2 km (7 min)
Saint-Couat-d'Aude3.9 km (7 min)
Blomac4.1 km (7 min)
Douzens6.2 km (10 min)
Moux6.4 km (10 min)
Castelnau-d'Aude6.8 km (9 min)
La Redorte7.1 km (13 min)
Marseillette8.1 km (8 min)
Escales8.7 km (14 min)
Rieux-Minervois8.8 km (12 min)
Comigne9.2 km (15 min)
Montbrun-des-Corbières9.4 km (13 min)
Capendu10.4 km (13 min)
Homps10.5 km (11 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest


Events and festivities

Many festivities are planned throughout the year Puichéric : Christmas Market, summer evenings Guinguettes Carnival music festival, the "night of fire" fire brigade, July 14 ( with games children, its artifice and its popular dances fire), without forgetting the traditional year-end festivities and activities offered by the many village associations.

On or about August 15 local festival takes place over five days with dancing, wine bar round.


The lock of the needle Puichéric
The lock of the needle Puichéric
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View of the village
View of the village
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The fountain located in the heart of the village
The fountain located in the heart of the village
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The steeple
The steeple
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The spire by night
The spire by night
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The suspension bridge over the River Aude
The suspension bridge over the River Aude
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Aude The board
Aude The board
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The Fair Pig
The Fair Pig
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Major regional market for Fair Pig
Major regional market for Fair Pig
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Animation varied at the fair
Animation varied at the fair
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Thursday 19 october
Min. 16°C - Max. 20°C
Friday 20 october
Min. 16°C - Max. 22°C
Saturday 21 october
Min. 15°C - Max. 20°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Wine-tasting course with an oenologist (2h30)
Local flavours59 € Olonzac (11.2 km)
Audioguide tour of Le 1900 museum, cellar and vinegar factory
Local flavours1 € to 11 € Lagrasse (14.5 km)
Wine tasting at the Domaine Rose et Paul
Local flavoursFreeArzens (34 km)
Cellar tour, show and tasting at Maison Guinot
Local flavours6 € Limoux (37 km)
Rafting on the River Aude
Sports sensations28 € Alet-les-Bains (39 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Lake Jouarres
HikeEasy3h00Olonzac (11.5 km)
Roy Quarries
HikeEasy2h30Caunes-Minervois (13.9 km)
Capitoul... capitelles and dolmens
HikeIntermediate3h10Villeneuve-Minervois (16.4 km)
From the city of Carcassonne to Lake La Cavayère
Cycling itineraryEasy5h00Carcassonne (21 km)
Visit to Saint-Hilaire Abbey
HikeEasy3h00Verzeille (26 km)


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