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Villeneuve-Minervois

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Villeneuve-Minervois - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Aude
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Villeneuve-Minervois is situated in a dale, laughing at the entrance of the valley Clamoux at the foot of the Montagne Noire at the beginning of the Minervois plain.

The origin of Villeneuve is located after the end of the Albigensian Crusade, when the canons of Saint-Nazaire Chapter received the gift of property confiscated from heretics located in the soil of the small village of Saint-Etienne Clamouse. They went to build a powerful fortress, watchful sentinel guarding the entrance to the valley Clamoux. Houses built against the castle formed gradually a small village, which was surrounded by a wall and protected by wide and deep ditches. The original enclosure was enlarged, probably in the 13th century to include the New Town. Hence the first name of the village: Villeneuve-les-Canons.

Since 1750, Villeneuve is a village vigneron whose wines are now ranked among the best wines of Minervois. In recent years the activity around the black truffle (tuber melanosporum) is taking off and is the subject of several markets in winter whose reputation continues to expand ...

Geographical information

MunicipalityVilleneuve-Minervois
Postcode11160
Latitude43.3152880 (N 43° 18’ 55”)
Longitude2.4621719 (E 2° 27’ 44”)
AltitudeFrom 166m to 760m
Surface area23.85 km²
Population1040 inhabitants
Density43 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureCarcassonne (11.2 mi, 23 min)
Insee code11433
IntercommunalityCA Carcassonne Agglo
DepartmentAude
TerritoryLanguedoc-Roussillon
RegionOccitanie

Nearest cities & towns

Villegly2.9 mi (6 min)
Sallèles-Cabardès2.9 mi (7 min)
Trassanel3.9 mi (10 min)
Caunes-Minervois4 mi (9 min)
Cabrespine4.2 mi (12 min)
Villarzel-Cabardès4.3 mi (8 min)
Bagnoles4.4 mi (11 min)
Laure-Minervois5.1 mi (10 min)
Limousis5.3 mi (13 min)
Conques-sur-Orbiel5.3 mi (11 min)
Villalier5.5 mi (9 min)
Peyriac-Minervois5.8 mi (9 min)
Lastours5.8 mi (14 min)
Trausse6.3 mi (14 min)

Things to see and do

Events and festivities

Photos

Villeneuve-Minervois Shot
Villeneuve-Minervois Shot
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Promenade lined with plane trees peaceful
Promenade lined with plane trees peaceful
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Calvary Garden
Calvary Garden
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dolmen
dolmen
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Windmill
Windmill
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Castle
Castle
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Gorges Clamoux
Gorges Clamoux
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In January truffles
In January truffles
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Weather

Friday 26 may
Min. 14°C - Max. 21°C
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Saturday 27 may
Min. 14°C - Max. 21°C
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Sunday 28 may
Min. 13°C - Max. 20°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Cruise on the Canal du Midi in a vintage barge
Entertainment3900 € to 4800 € Carcassonne (9 mi)
Guided tour of the City of Carcassonne
Culture and education12 € to 124 € Carcassonne (9 mi)
Canoe kayak on the Aude
Sports sensations22 € Puichéric (10.4 mi)
Canyoning in Montagne Noire
Sports sensations35 € to 55 € Mazamet (12.8 mi)
Wellness massage and swimming pool at Saint Benoit gardens
Well-being80 € Saint-Laurent-de-la-Cabrerisse (19.9 mi)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Capitoul... capitelles and dolmens
HikeIntermediate3h10Villeneuve-Minervois
Roy Quarries
HikeEasy2h30Caunes-Minervois (3.5 mi)
From the city of Carcassonne to Lake La Cavayère
Cycling itineraryEasy5h00Carcassonne (9 mi)
Versants of the Hard
HikeIntermediate5h30Cuxac-Cabardès (9.8 mi)
Lake Jouarres
HikeEasy3h00Olonzac (12.7 mi)

Restaurants

Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals

Campsites

Hotels

Your holidays
A hotel
A vacation rental
A bed & breakfast
A campsite
A leisure activity
A restaurant
A rental car
A plane ticket
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