Journeys and Excursions
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Duration: FULL DAY
Location: Pays Cathare

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When can I come?
Available throughout the year (subject to availability ).

It is the Perfect tour for nature and heritage lovers… there is some breathtaking landscape and I will tell you more about the Cathars…

Group can be from 2 to 8 people, more people on demand.

What level o physical activity should travelers expect? Easy, most travelers can participate although Minerve is a steep walking, we recommend good walking shoes.

Day tour from 9 am to 6 pm

In the morning discover the Lastours Castles, breathtaking view from the belvedere. The ruined castles sit on a rocky spur above the village of Lastours, isolated by the deep valleys of the Orbiel and Grésilhou rivers. (we do not do the hiking)

After this first stop we will go to a small vineyard for a wine tasting just before lunch. You will meet dedicated wine growers and oenologists, learn their different production methods and taste excellent wines.

The lunch will take place in a typical French restaurant, the local food is delightful.

In the afternoon, we will drive to the beautiful and picturesque village of Minerve (1hr driving) classified as one of the “most beautiful villages of France”. The fortified medieval village, is perched on a naturally defended rocky peninsula high above a canyon in the barren Languedoc landscape

On the way back to Carcassonne, you will stop by the Canal du Midi where you will learn more about the story of the 350 year old Canal du Midi built in the 17th Century and still considered an engineering marvel. (UNESCO Site).



This tour includes :

-Transport from and to your hotel *

-English speaking private guide and driver

-Comfortable car or mininvan

-Entrance fees to the Lastours belvédère and wine tasting

This tour does not include :

Meals, drinks
Personal insurance and expenses
Luggage handling

*Pick up and drop off location

For shared tours :

Place du Prado, 11000 Carcassonne

For private tours : choose your hotel on the list or specify your pick up location by entering the address when booking.

Map location

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