Minerve and Lagrasse, within less than half an hour’s drive, are both 'une des plus beaux villages de France ". Minerve is perched high on a rocky spur and is accessed via a 'green route' along impressive gorges. Lagrasse is a beautiful and idyllic medieval town situated on the River Orbieu, the river that flows in front of our house as well. Narbonne (10 km) is a lovely city. Narbonne was the 1st Roman settlement outside Italy because of its strategic location. Nowadays Narbonne is on the crossroads of several beautiful cities like Toulouse, Montpellier, Perpignan, Beziers and Carcassonne.
The town of Narbonne is a vibrant, beautiful Mediterranean city situated next to the famous wine area 'la Clape', the Minervois and Corbières. Beziers (30 km) is situated high above the river Orb and is known for its magnificent cathedral and the 'nine locks’.
Carcassonne (45 km) is a lovely city to visit with a fully restored Old Town. It boasts the best preserved fortress from the Middle Ages in Europe; la Cité. Carcassonne is listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1997.
Perpignan (75 km), a French town with a taste of Spain as it is located near the Spanish border. A city with lively boulevards, plane trees and (tapas-) restaurants.