Minerve tourism and travel guide

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France This Way comment: The ancient streets of the attractive village of Minerve are very pleasant to explore, and you also have great views across the region

Minerve is situated in the Herault department and Occitanie region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Minerve. For detailed visitor information see the Minerve travel guide.

Tourist classifications for Minerve include "most beautiful village".

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Minerve in Occitanie.

Popular places to visit nearby include Bize-Minervois at 11 km and Caunes-Minervois at 18 km.

Minerve, France: places to visit and attractions

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!



at 6 km (direction east-south-east)

The fortified village centre of Aigne make it one of our favourite...

See Aigne guide


at 11 km (direction east-south-east), in the Aude department

Bize-Minervois is a small village but its pretty houses and popular swimming...

See Bize-Minervois guide


at 18 km (direction west), in the Aude department

If you are exploreing the Minervois wine region you will also want...

See Caunes-Minervois guide


at 18 km (direction east-north-east)

The busy village of Saint-Chinian in the Minerves is best known for...

See Saint-Chinian guide


Most Beautiful Village at 26 km (direction north-east)

With a lovely medieval centre and the scenic background of the Jaur...

See Olargues guide
Fontfroide Abbey

Fontfroide Abbey

Abbey at 28 km (direction south-south-east), in the Aude department

The Abbey at Fontfroide dates from the 12th century, and is one...

See Fontfroide Abbey guide


at 28 km (direction east-south-east), in the Aude department

Among other highlights, the parts of Narbonne along the canal and around...

See Narbonne guide


at 28 km (direction east-north-east)

The seting on the River Orb and the Mediterranean garden add to...

See Roquebrun guide
Chateaux de Lastours

Chateaux de Lastours

Castle at 30 km (direction west), in the Aude department

The four ruined castles in Lastours, in cathar country, were built in...

See Chateaux de Lastours guide


Most Beautiful Village at 31 km (direction south-south-west), in the Aude department

The romantic atmosphere in medieval Lagrasse have made it a popular centre...

See Lagrasse guide


Heritage Site at 35 km (direction west-south-west), in the Aude department

The medieval fortress-town of Carcassonne is very extensive and very interesting. Highly...

See Carcassonne guide
Brassac (Tarn)

Brassac (Tarn)

at 37 km (direction north-west), in the Tarn department

The highlight in the centre of Brassac in the Tarn department is...

See Brassac (Tarn) guide


at 38 km (direction east)

Beziers is a lively, thriving town with a good number of interesting...

See Beziers guide


at 39 km (direction south-east), in the Aude department

As well as the pleasure port and old village centre, Gruissan is...

See Gruissan guide

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Map of places to visit near Minerve


Markets in and near Minerve

  • Olonzac: market Tuesday (8km)
  • Saint-Pons-de-Thomieres: market Wednesday & Sunday (15km)
  • Labastide-Rouairoux: market Thursday (16km)
  • Lezignan-Corbieres: market Wednesday (17km)
  • Saint-Chinian: market Thursday & Sunday (18km)
  • Capestang: market Sunday (24km)
  • Narbonne: market Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday & Monday - seasonal market only (28km)
  • Narbonne: market Sunday (28km)
  • Coursan: market every day except Monday (29km)
  • Mazamet: market Tuesday & Sunday & Saturday (34km)

More information about Minerve, Languedoc-Roussillon

Tourist attractions near Minerve, France

What to do at Minerve? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Minerve.

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Enserune (30km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Haut-Languedoc (25km)
  • Narbonnaise en Méditerranée (42km)

Churches and religious monuments

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin des carrières de Saint-Adrien (45km)
  • Jardin de l'Évêché (50km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Grotte de la Devèze (14km)
  • Gouffre de Cabrespine (23km)
  • Forêt de Fontfroide (29km)
  • Mont Caroux (34km)
  • Cité de Carcassonne (35km)
  • Gouffre de l'Œil Doux (40km)
  • Gorges de l'Orbieu (47km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Fraisse-sur-Agout (28km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park


Geography and distances

Minerve is in the south of France at 96 kilometres from Montpellier, the department capital (general information: Minerve is 613 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Minerve

Canton: Olonzac

Arrondissement: Béziers

Department: Herault

Region: Languedoc-Roussillon

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 34210

Distance to Minerve

from Montpellier (prefecture): 96 km

from Paris: 613 km

from Calais: 847 km

from Nice: 367 km

from Bordeaux: 312 km

from Strasbourg: 698 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Minerve from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Aigne, Aigues-Vives, Azillanet, Boisset, Cesseras, La Caunette and Velieux.

This page in French: Visiter Minerve