Local Information & Nearby Attractions

Caunes Minervois, one of the most beautiful villages in Aude.

Bienvenue à Caunes-Minervois, A medieval village with charming narrow streets and ancient stone buildings (renaissance houses- remparts…) built around the 8th Century Abbey .You will come accross red marble sculptures, that invite you to go up the open air quarries, that made Caunes famous !  This marble can be found on monuments from Paris (Versailles, the Opera) to Rome…You will appreciate the laid back way of life in this small village, you will also enjoy a good choice of restaurants, crafts workshops, local attractions and events, wineries and local shops. Beautiful walks all around, the quarries, Notre Dame du Cros chapel and pine forests.

The local areas history combines Cathar Castles, Vineyards of the Minervois, Fitou & Corbiers.

The Canal Du Midi is featured on .UNESCO world heritage site here Canal du Midi

Caunes Minervois 8th Century Abbey 

  • Jazz in the Abbey
  • Sculpture Fete 2nd weekend in June
  • Classical Music in the Abbey Fridays throughout the summer

Caunes Minervois Marble (used in the Palace of Versaille)

  • Walking & Hiking in the Black mountains
  • Cycling
  • Golf

Nearby attractions

  • Carcassonne (la Cite)
  • Canal du Midi
  • Narbonne Plage

Tourist Information in the Village