Le Sentier du Marbre - Caunes-Minervois
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Leisure - Sports -  Mountain walks - Snow-shoe walks - Hiking - Walking
Le Sentier du Marbre - Caunes-Minervois

Le Sentier du Marbre - Caunes-Minervois

Le Sentier du Marbre - Caunes-Minervois


Le Sentier du Marbre - Caunes-Minervois

Le Sentier du Marbre - Caunes-Minervois

Le Sentier du Marbre - Caunes-Minervois
 
Le Sentier du Marbre - Caunes-Minervois

A loop of 52 km or four mini-loops from each village.

The large loop connecting the villages Villeneuve-Minervois, Caunes-Minervois and Trausse-Mnervois Aude and Félines-Minervois in Herault. It gives you the opportunity to discover the different marble quarries of these different villages through the undergrowth at the foot of the Montagne Noire in the middle of beautiful landscapes. In particular the "Marbres Rouges Incarnat of Caunes-Minervois" and the "Rouge Griotte of Félines-Minervois", both of which served in large quantities for the embellishment of the Château de Versailles.
Le Sentier du Marbre - Caunes-Minervois
You can also see Dolmen: le Palet de Rolland (in Villeneuve-Minervois), the covered paths of Jappeloup (near Paulignan), the chapels and churches (St. Mamès, Notre Dame du Cros, St. Roch, Abbaye de Caunes ...), the castles Châteaux de Vilerembert and Paulignan. A former marble sawmill (Biot sur Félines) the ruins of Ventajou (in Félines).
  This circular walk can be walked in sections. You will find in the villages, among other things, cafes, restaurants, supermarkets, pharmacies and, of course, hotels and gites.

Each village has its own walk that is mentioned separately in the guide of Pays de Carcassonne.

The signposting has a specific pink color and access to the circular walk is indicated by signs showing a declination of the "M" logo Marbles Minervois.

The marbles, in the modern sense of the term, were formed from a gigantic limestone deposit that occurred between the Upper Devonian and Lower Carboniferous periods, in a time span of 50 million years between - 380 and 330 million years. At that time, the surroundings of Caunes were almost covered by the sea, only emerged the mountains of Minervois. In this shallow sea lived many animax and plants including the Goniatites, ancestors of the Ammonites and species of octopus living in a kind of shell, and the Othocera, fossil with him also a shell right. For millions of years, at their death, all these animals and plants were found at the bottom of the sea and accumulated on top of each other, dragged by currents and forming pockets of accumulation. Mixed with plankton, these deposits are gradually transformed into dolomite limestone. It is a phenomenon called metamorphism which under the effect of the temperature and the pressure exerted by the underground plates and with the contribution among others of the iron oxide which allows us to have colors and this consistency that the we know marble today. The spots and fossils that can be seen have simply been forgotten by the process of metamorphism, for example manganese, which appears in the form of grayish or black marks, particularly in Villerambert.

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Le Sentier du Marbre - Caunes-Minervois

Le Sentier du Marbre - Caunes-Minervois

Le Sentier du Marbre - Caunes-Minervois

Le Sentier du Marbre - Caunes-Minervois

Le Sentier du Marbre - Caunes-Minervois
  Features:  
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- Distance
- 47,3 km
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- Mini Altitude
- 140 meter
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- Departure
- Chaque village,
- Caunes-Minervois
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- Type
- Loop
a - Max Altitude
- 610 meter
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- Vertical drop
- 191 meter
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- Duration
- 12 Hours
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- Markup
- Yes
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- IGN reference
- 2445O
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- Difficulty
- Average
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- Coordinates
- 43.33605,
2.54646
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Opening Le Sentier du Marbre - Caunes-Minervois:

- 01 january to 31 december
Qualité Tourisme Le Pays Cathare La Région Occitanie/Pyrénées-Méditerranée La Communauté de Communes de la Montagne Noire  
 

Aude Tourisme Hérault Office de Tourisme Intercommunal du Haut-Minervois Syndicat du Cru Minervois Minervois

Les Carrières et le Marbre - Caunes-Minervois

Château de Villerouge-Termenès

Caunes-Minervois

Les Carrières et le Marbre - Caunes-Minervois

Notre Dame du Cros

Notre Dame du Cros - (Caunes-Minervois > Trausse)



Minervois

A.O.P. Minervois

The Minervois is one of the most ancient vineyards of the Mediterranean region. Indeed, its land was chosen by the Romans as providing ideal conditions for the first vines they planted in Languedoc Roussillon. Its name comes from the ancient city of Minerve, a stronghold built by the Romans and dedicated to the goddess Minerva. Since that time, many amphora shards and vestiges of cellars have been discovered, testimony to the importance of this vineyard. The region, austere in winter and redolent with sunshine in summer, has survived over the centuries its invasions by barbarians, Arabs and Christians. The essence of Minervois la Livinière, as in so many Midi appellations, is the blend; a marriage of different grape varieties that adds subtle nuance of flavour to the whole. Natural alcohol level must reach a minimum of 12% without enrichment (so no chaptalisation) and maximum yield is a modest 45 hl/ha. Ageing may be in barrel or vat, and unlike basic Minervois, the wine must be bottled at source, so cannot be sent off to a négociant elsewhere in France...

 
Le Clos du Marbrier
 
 
Le Clos du Marbrier - Caunes-Minervois
 
 
A.O.P. MinervoisAn old workshop for marble builtup against the medieval ramparts of the village, a garden at the end of a narrow street nestled in the heart of Caunes Minervois, a beautiful bergerie overlooking the Argent Double river and the Pyrenees off in the distance, made me dream. Here there is not a long family tradition: every thing is to be invented. A winery on two levels, a small, shady tasting area, a naturally cool cellar with oak barrels for aging the wines, taking form little by little in what become at the same time aplace of work and a place for living. The vines of Clos du Marbrier are situated in the magnificient "terroirs" of Félines Minervois and La Livinière in the foothills of the Montagne Noire at 400 meters altitude. While stroling the lanes of the village on the path marked by the ceramic lizard, you will not miss passing the Clos du Marbrier. Tasting the wines and visit the winery rather by a appointment. Le Clos du Marbrier is situated in the village of Caunes Minervois...


 
 
  Le Sentier du Marbre - Caunes-Minervois
 
Leisure - Sports - Mountain walks - Snow-shoe walks - Hiking - Walking

Departure:
11160 Caunes-Minervois
11160 Trausse-Mnervois
11160 Villeneuve-Minervois
34210 Félines-Minervois

Phone +33 4.68.76.34.74
Fax +33 4.68.24.81.85
 
Email -
contact@grand-carcassonne-tourisme.fr

Website -
www.caunes-minervois.org

Maison de la Truffe Villeneuve-Minervois

Maison de la Truffe - Villeneuve-Minervois

In Villeneuve Minervois is born the first and only fraternity Languedoc, dedicated to the truffle, the fungus also known by gourmets "Black Gold". Thus, the Maison de la Truffe was born in this village in the Minervois. Installed on 300 square meters, it has 4 themed rooms that lead the public to the discovery of the truffle.... The truffle markets of Villeneuve Minervois: In December, January and February as markets are held, full harvest period of the nose. It is then that its flavors are more intense and the most delicious truffles...


Campsite Municipal les Courtals

Campsite Municipal les Courtals - Caunes-Minervois



This municipal campsite features 32 shaded pitches with electricity, WC, showers, washing up area, children's play area, camper-van waste disposal facilities and football and tennis facilities nearby. Daily bread delivery. Fridge and freezer available at reception during opening hours from 7am to 10am and 5pm to 7pm. The village features a Romanesque abbey...


Moulin Bénazeth - Moulin à Vent

Moulin Bénazeth - Moulin à Vent Aude - Villeneuve Minervois

Just 15 minutes from Carcassonne, in the midst of the Minervois vineyards, come and explore the Villeneuve windmill, the only working windmill in the Department. A guided tour will let you see the windmill at work. You will see this huge wooden structure shaking with the force of the wind and you can follow the processing of the wheat into flour, through all its stages until it is bagged. A 20-minute DVD presentation will tell you the story of how the mill was rebuilt...


Auberge La Table
des Vignerons

Auberge La Table des Vignerons - Trausse



Bar a Vins - Restaurant, La Table des Vignerons "Domaine Tour Trencavel" in the renovated Bureau of the old Cave Co-operative building. They serve well constructed meals, menus with choices & a la carte served with very reasonabley priced local wines. The warm welcome of the bosses, the decor classy and sober, daily menu renewed every day, garden products ... and the wine list at very reasonable rates. The gourmet menu (starter, main dish and dessert) is a feast! Opportunity to purchase wines from areas at the end of the meal. An address that we will refile word of mouth....


Musée de Paléontologie
de Villeneuve-Minervois

Musée de Paléontologie de Villeneuve-Minervois

The Museum of Palaeontology and Prehistory is a private collection. This is the result of the passion of an amateur who has been fortunate to benefit from the complicity of his wife and towards the end of his professional life, could expose a part of his collection. You are new or school: you will discover the world of fossils and of prehistory. You are a collector: Ability to identify your fossils using samples of the various collections representing almost all the stages and groups. Are you a teacher, head of a cultural, elected: Possibility to organize school activities on various topics, conferences...


Hôtel d'Alibert

Hôtel d'Alibert - Caunes-Minervois



A vast residence Renaissance in the middle of the village of Caunes-Minervois. Eight rooms barely for nights of a peace which they had forgotten. For dinners under stars, courtyard in the sculpted galleries. Where, during winter, corner of a big chimney. An incomparable list of regional wines. The tracery of the alleyways which lead towards the very close garrigue, then of tracks of walkings in the Black Mountain. The sea that less than one hour; and Carcassonne, almost visible on the skyline. Everywhere around, the country Minervois. Will the hotel - restaurant of Alibert soon have the pleasure of receiving you?


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