The village of Caunes-Minervois is home to an incredibly rich historical heritage that can be discovered through two arrows in the village.
At the turn of the medieval streets you can see the façades of private mansions from the 11th to the 18th century.
The marble sculptures in the village invite you to discover the quarries that gave Caunes Minervois an international reputation for its red marble incarnate. It was widely used under Louis XIV, notably at Versailles. But it is also found at the Opera Garnier ... some quarries are still in operation and are being visited today.
To see :
- Roman Abbey Saint-Pierre and Saint-Paul (vestiges of the VIIIth, XIIth, XIVth, XVIth and XVIIIth centuries).
- Medieval and renaissance private hotels.
- Chapel of Our Lady of the Cros (12th century).
- Ste Madeleine Church of Castanviels (17th century).
- Roman bridge (Citou road).
- Careers of red marble.