In the area
What to do in the area
The Lake of Jouarres
Located near the village of Homps and the Canal du Midi. It is bordered by olive trees, vineyards and pine trees. On the north side, a beach has been set up for swimming and there is also a restaurant, a space for inflatable games on the water and for renting canoes, paddles, pedal boats etc. You can also fish or simply walk around it.
Not to be missed during a stay in the Corbières. Classified as one of the “Most Beautiful Villages in France”, its cobbled streets lead from the medieval covered market to the banks of the Orbieu, at the foot of its famous abbey. Young and old will find their happiness here, between discovering the monuments, swimming in the river, relaxing on the terrace of a café or a restaurant, shopping in the boutiques and craftsmen’s workshops, shopping at the Saturday morning market, walking or cycling…
The Canal du Midi
Connecting Toulouse to Sète, the Canal du Midi is an invitation to relax. Its peaceful atmosphere wins over the one who lets himself go to the reverie while following its course. Here, it is the wild Canal du Midi that awaits you, punctuated by small typical villages with southern charm, small ports and locks, surrounded by hills, scrubland and vineyards.
What to do around the Canal du Midi ?
The best moments to live around the Canal du Midi
- Lounging on a terrace while watching the boats go by…
- Stroll along the towpath on an electric bike or mountain bike on the heights of Roubia and Paraza.
- Go for a swim in the Jouarres lake after walking from the port of Homps and have a picnic on the way.
- Go to an evening art opening at Le Clap Art Gallery in Paraza.
- Have a drink and some tapas in a small village square while listening to a band.
- Have a wine tasting at La Maison des Vins du Minervois in Homps.
- Buy olive oil, olives and tapenade at the Moulin de la Restanque in Roubia, directly from the producer.
- Take a walk to see the boats passing through the locks or admire the Répudre Canal Bridge between Paraza and Ventenac.
- Take a ride along the canal on an all-terrain electric scooter with Raphaël from Session Outdoor.
Today the little capital of the Corbières. It was built over the centuries in the form of a “circulade” around the medieval fortifications that surrounded the church. At the gateway to the Minervois, it is an important starting point for those who want to explore and discover the surrounding region!
A Languedoc city center
This small town has a few points of interest to discover. In the heart of the town, the Maison Gibert is an old and important wine estate from the 19th century. As you pass through the entrance gate, you discover the main building, the mansion and the main courtyard.
A room fitted out for the reception and the animations allows to pass in the second part of the house where we find the cellar of wine making (tanks), the housing of the workmen and the stables. The premises are located on both sides of the medieval wall. This wall is still visible in the reception room.
Lézignan-Corbières is also home to its estates and its winegrowers, its cooperative cellar having obtained the national label “Heritage of the 20th century”.
It is here that the first cooperative cellar in the Aude was created in 1909! It remains an essential stop to discover the wines of Corbières. Its range of products is large, with bottles and bibs. A very practical parking, and a place reserved for people with reduced mobility allows everyone to have access to the place!
It is possible to participate in a free guided tour followed by a tasting.
The cellar in the “Belle Époque” style cellar with a line of monumental tuns houses the wines as well as a selection of local Languedoc products.
The wine cellar with a metallic Eiffel framework is exceptional!