Minerve, Herault, Languedoc

Minerve, Herault, Languedoc

Today's photo feature - April 1

Minerve, Cathar village, is at the center of the Minervois, Languedoc, South France

Minerve, is at the center of the Minervois region. A village with a history of the Cathar siege from Simon de Montfort during the Albigensian crusades - visit the museum "Musée Hurepel" (Open April - Oct) where the story is told with the use of little figurines. Eat in one of the restaurants in the village.

Take a walk along the river bed of the Cesse, and follow it under the hill - under a natural bridge.

Take a walk above the village to find the dolmens - magalithic tombs - there are a number in the area (there is also a good museum in village with some of the finds from the tombs).

Drink some of the great potent complex red wines of the Minervois and Saint Chinian.

Smell in the scents of the garrique - the thyme, the fennel, the rosemary ......

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