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Guided Tours

Are you a naturally curious person? If so, what could be better than a guided walking tour to explore the region?

Put yourself in the capable hands of our enthusiastic professional guides and book a place on an unforgettable journey. Uncover the history and secrets of our villages and our heritage with the help of our tour guides, who will take you to the most beautiful and unexpected gems our region has to offer. It is a region imbued with a rich sense of history just waiting to be discovered…

 



 

“From the top of the collegiate church” (Capestang)

Collégiale Saint Etienne, Place Jean Jaurès - 34310 Capestang

Want to get a good view of Capestang from a different angle? Don’t miss a tour of the Saint Étienne collegiate church, which includes an ascent of the bell tower!

Discover the history of this 14th-century Gothic building and, at 43 metres above the ground, enjoy magnificent panoramic views of the village and surrounding vineyards from the top of its bell tower. After the tour, watch the sun go down as you taste some of the local wines at a session organised in partnership with the Capestang wine growers.

"From the top of the collegiate church”

Discover the village, the Capestang lagoon, the Pyrénees, the Caroux mountains, the hill-town of Oppidum d’Ensérune, Narbonne, and many other wonderful views from a magnificent location full of history.

 

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The Archbishop's Castle (Capestang)

Place Gabriel Péri - 34310 Capestang

Come discover the Archbishops of Narbonne's summer residency. This castle is home to a 15th century painted ceiling, and panels painted with various scenes of the time ( animals, gallant and religious scenes ). The Interpretation Centre will provide you with keys to better understand the ceiling and the castle's history.

 

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Throughout the summer period, from 1 July to 31 August, explore Saint Chinian and its heritage in a totally different way.

Free guided tours are offered by members of Saint-Chinian community associations; they run every day from Monday to Sunday and cover a different theme each time.

A free breakfast is also offered by the town hall.

Register at the tourist office (groups of minimum 5 people)

 

 

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Guided walk: “The Grand Bief of the Canal du Midi, a history of the past and present” (Capestang)

Office de Tourisme du Canal du Midi au Saint-Chinian, Quai Elie Amouroux - 34310 Capestang

Discover the history behind the Canal du Midi and the technical feat that is the Grand Bief (or ‘long pound’), which manages to follow the same contour (height) of 31.35 metres above sea level for 54 kilometres.

Between the locks in Argens (a small Minervois village) and Fonsérannes (on the approach to Béziers), the Canal du Midi winds its way freely through the plane trees, cutting through the vineyards of two great regional AOC wines – Minervois and Saint-Chinian – where châteaux tower over the land, a reminder of the region’s wine-growing prosperity.

Don’t miss the chance to discover the amazing history of the Canal du Midi and its founder, Pierre-Paul Riquet, every Tuesday and Thursday at 5 pm at the tourist office.

The walk is followed by a free tasting session where you can sample wines and produce from our local producers.

 

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Ecomusée des Mémoires de Puisserguier (Puisserguier)

Rue de la gaie sortie - 34620 Puisserguier

Créé et géré par l'association "Les MémoiRes de Puisserguier" l’écomusée de la vie d’autrefois est installé dans l'ancienne école publique du village de Puisserguier depuis le 14 septembre 2012.

Il propose de retrouver la magie d'un village au siècle dernier par la mise en situation de plus de 4000 objets ! Salle de classe totalement reconstituée, marelles dans la cour, intérieur d'autrefois (du coin toilette à la cuisinière à charbon, de l'armoire de grand-mère à la collection de fers à repasser, de moulins à café, jouets, postes TSF, l'oule dans la cheminée...). Épicerie, mercerie, pharmacie, chez le barbier/coiffeur, au garage, hommage aux pompiers...

La vigne, du pressoir à la charrette, en passant par les outils de la culture et de la vinification.

Fonds documentaire, témoignages et objets relatifs à la mémoire ouvrière, artisanale, sociale, commerciale et coopérative locale.

 

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