Caunes Minervois



The village of Caunes-Minervois, located 40 minutes from our Maison d'Hôtes de Charme, is home to an incredibly rich historical heritage that can be discovered through two signposted routes in the village.


At the bend of the medieval streets one discovers the facades of private mansions dating from the 11th to the 18th century.

The marble sculptures in the village invite you to discover the quarries that have given Caunes Minervois international fame for its crimson red marble. It was widely used under Louis XIV, especially in Versailles. But it is also found at the Opéra Garnier ... some quarries are still in operation and can be visited today.

Discover:

- Romanesque Abbey of Saint-Pierre and Saint-Paul (remains from the 8th, 12th, 14th, 16th and 18th centuries).

- Medieval and Renaissance mansions.

- Chapel of Notre Dame du Cros (12th century).

- Church of Ste Madeleine de Castanviels (17th century).

- Washhouses.

- Roman Bridge (route de Citou).

- Red marble quarries.