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03 April 2021  |  Holidays, Tourism

Caunes-Minervois - a traditional Languedoc village

Caunes-Minervois is a small village located in Aude in Occitanie. Typical historic village that crosses time. With its medieval streets, its red marble quarries, its AOC wine, its climbing spots and its many hikes. In a calm and soothing place, a few minutes from the City of Carcassonne. Let yourself be guided by a walk or other activities in the heart of Caunes-Minervois or in the surrounding area.

Caunes-Minervois, village of Marble

Due to its particular geological situation, you will find an important presence of different marbles. With five quarries in all, including pink marble veined with white.


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This marble, once appreciated by the Romans and used by medieval sculptors. Caunes-Minervois marble is showcased in remarkable royal or imperial monuments from Louis XIV to Napoleon III. Like for example: Fontainebleau, Versailles, Marly, the Louvre, the Invalides, the Carrousel and the Opera. Marble provides the village with international fame and a very important economic activity, since it is exported throughout France and abroad.

Domaine Notre-Dame-du-Cros

Located to the northeast of Caunes-Minervois, you will find the small church of Notre-Dame-du-Cros. Also, you will have the opportunity to do many varied activities with friends or family. Hikes and walks around the Hermitage du Cros, picnics, climbing spots, or simply relaxation. You cannot leave Caunes without going to Notre-Dame-du-Cros.


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Climbing lovers know this place, thanks to its exceptional setting, the rocky passes, gorges and landscaped walls. More information here:


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A place very appreciated by all. The gorges, the source, the marble quarries are all elements that make Notre-Dame-Du-Cros a picturesque and very pleasant site.

Caunes-Minervois and its Abbey

Abbey which crosses the centuries, and has many particularities. Discover this building in the heart of Caunes-Minervois. The building now houses comic book exhibitions, in partnership with Brussels comic strip.

In the heart of the Minervois

Located in the heart of the Minervois, it is a land of contrasts with varied colors, vegetation and cultures. It was a land of combat, which resisted wars and crusades. Today, the Minervois has been able to enrich its identity and become a territory of diversity.

Walks and hikes in Caunes-Minervois

The red marble circuit From Notre-Dame du Cros in Caunes, you will enjoy a landscaped route to the old marble quarries. The marble circuit in Caunes-Minervois from Notre Dame du Cros.

Where to eat?

Discover the restaurants to be found in Caunes where you can taste good traditional local dishes. You can have lunch or dinner in a pleasant restaurant: The Curé's canteen, the Atelier, the Grande Fontaine, the Table du terroir... discover the small restaurants in the heart of Caunes Minervois.

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Amélie Roca

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