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Guided Tours of 2021

Conquer the jewels of the Minervois to the Caroux, from the Cathar city to the "Petit Nice" of the Hérault, offer yourself an unforgettable experience, a journey through time... 

Nota bene : For all visits, remember to wear comfortable shoes. The village streets are steep and often paved or cobbled. Water bottles and caps are appreciated in the hottest hours.

MINERVE in the moonlight

 A part of the Cathar history will be revealed and the mythical spirit of these places will impregnate you.

Light your lanterns and enjoy the nocturnal atmosphere of the village. With poetry, humour and passion, our two colourful characters will take you through the dark hours of the siege of Minerve.

Monday, 27th July 2020
Monday, 3rd August 2020
Monday, 10th August 2020 - FULL
Departure at 9pm in front of the Tourist Office, 9 rue des Martyrs
(Please, arrive 30mn before the start, in order to pay your tour at the tourist office).

10€/person over 8 years old.
Free under 8 years old.

OLARGUES, new city of the 12th century !

Follow a guide with a passion for history into the heart of the medieval town of Olargues, listed as one of the most beautiful villages in France, wander through the cobbled streets, listen to the legend of the Devil's Bridge and enjoy the views up to the Castrum.

Every Monday, from the 6th July to the 10th August 2020. 
Departure at 6pm, at the city hall of Olargues.

5€/adult (free under 18 years old).

OLARGUES, one night stories.

Come and discover the Devil's Bridge, the labyrinthine streets and the castrum which dominates the whole valley. A real postcard of the Middle Ages! But there is something magical about these streets: doors open onto the stairs of a tower, courtyards or gardens... and one may encounter strange storybook characters.

A walk with two voices, with Virginie the storyteller and Ronan the guide.

Tuesday, 11th August 2020,
Tuesday, 25th August 2020, 
Departure: 6.30pm in front of the city hall.
Duration: 2h30.

Organised as part of the programme of activities of the Pays d'Art et d'Histoire

COLOMBIERES/ORB, MONS,OLARGUES : stories on a bike !

How about a bike ride (yours or one you can rent) in the morning, in the fresh air? A loop on and around the Voie Verte, which will give you a good overview of the landscapes of the Jaur valley, with breaks to tell its story: Colombières and its carved tower, characteristic landscape of the Caroux and the Héric Gorges, Olargues, etc.
Route of about 20 km (12.4miles).

Friday, 17th July 2020, 
Sunday, 2nd August 2020,
Fridays 7th, 14th, 28th August 2020.
Departure: 9.30pm Colombières/Orb (precise location of the meeting given at the time of registration).
Duration: around 2h30.
The tour needs 6 reservations to start. The guide will confirm the tour. 

5€/child, between 12 & 16 years old
Free under 12  years old
If departure is guaranteed, payment to the guide on the day, no credit card payment.

ROQUEBRUN, one night stories !

The medieval tower, the Orb, swimming, orange trees and vineyards... the sweetness of life! But have you ever really entered the village? Because the slope is steep and you often don't think about looking up. So, today, you will have the opportunity to discover it quietly, in the evening and stopping to touch the marble doors, admire the landscape but also to listen to real and fantastic stories.

A walk with two voices, with Virginie the storyteller and Ronan the guide.

Monday, 20th July 2020,
Wednesday, 5ft August 2020,
Mondya, 24th August 2020.
Departure: 6.30pm.
(Plan your own meal).


ST PONS DE THOMIERES, the marble city 

St Pons is a surprising city if you take the time to discover it! It is made up of two parts: the "lesser town", which corresponds to the medieval trading town, and the "magus town", the episcopal city and its jewel, the marble cathedral with its eventful history.
The visit also leads to the source of the Jaur, the origin of a beautiful legend!

Sunday, 19th July,
Tuesday, 4th August, 
Wednesday, 12th August.
The tour needs 6 persons to start.
The guide will confirm the tour at 6pm at the Tourist Office.

9€/person (free under 12 years old).
If departure is guaranteed, payment to the guide on the same day, 
No payment by credit card.

ST PONS DE THOMIERES, visit the marble quarries

The marble quarry can be visited again! Not to be missed... After watching a video on the extraction of marble, which is still in use, you can visit the marble quarry: presentation of the different marbles and the machining centre (cutting saw, polisher, etc.), exhibition of marble works. 
Behind the scenes of a know-how which made the golden age of St Pons de Thomières.
Please note: the film is shown at the tourist office and you need to bring your own vehicle to get to the marble quarry, which is about 2km away.

Fridays from the 24th July to the 21st August 2020. 
Departure: 3.30pm at the tourist office.

2€/child under 16.

MINERVE et les GORGES, the breakfast walk

Do you like the morning? In the early hours of the morning, we will go for a walk in the coolness of the Brian Gorge. We will enjoy the awakening of nature and the morning light. Back in Minerve, a beautiful terrace will be waiting for us, facing the rising sun, to enjoy a breakfast made of home-made products!

Sunday, 19th July,
Saturday, 1st August,
Sunday, 16th August,
Saturday, 22nd August.
Departure: at 7.30pm at the tourist office.

Children's rate on request

Seuls les partenaires de l'office du tourisme figurent sur le site. Une liste exhaustive peut être fournie sur demande. Les prix et descriptifs sont donnés à titre indicatif sur la base des informations fournies par les prestataires.

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