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Saint-Chinian tourism and travel guide

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Visit Saint-Chinian: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: The busy village of Saint-Chinian in the Minerves is best known for the good quality wind produced here

Saint-Chinian 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 Saint-Chinian. For detailed visitor information see the Saint-Chinian travel guide.

Popular places to visit nearby include Bize-Minervois at 13 km and Aigne at 14 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Saint-Chinian, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Saint-Chinian in Occitanie.

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



at 11 km (direction north-east)

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

See Roquebrun guide


at 13 km (direction south-west), in the Aude department

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

See Bize-Minervois guide


at 14 km (direction south-west)

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

See Aigne guide


Most Beautiful Village at 15 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Olargues guide


Most Beautiful Village at 18 km (direction west-south-west)

The ancient streets of the attractive village of Minerve...

See Minerve guide


at 24 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Beziers guide


at 27 km (direction south-south-east), in the Aude department

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

See Narbonne guide
Fontfroide Abbey

Fontfroide Abbey

Abbey at 33 km (direction south), in the Aude department

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

See Fontfroide Abbey guide


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

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

See Caunes-Minervois guide


at 37 km (direction south-south-east), in the Aude department

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

See Gruissan guide


at 39 km (direction east)

The wide range of architecture and its unspoiled character make Pezenas...

See Pezenas guide


at 39 km (direction north-north-east)

More famous for the beauty products produced here, the steep...

See Avene guide
Cirque de Moureze

Cirque de Moureze

at 40 km (direction east-north-east)

The Cirque de Moureze is one of the loveliest...

See Cirque de Moureze guide


at 42 km (direction east-north-east)

Villeneuvette is a pretty small village, interesting because it was originally built...

See Villeneuvette guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Herault

Map of places to visit near Saint-Chinian


Markets in and near Saint-Chinian

Market days in Saint-Chinian: weekly market: Thursday & Sunday;

  • Saint-Chinian: market Thursday & Sunday (0km)
  • Capestang: market Sunday (13km)
  • Saint-Pons-de-Thomieres: market Wednesday & Sunday (16km)
  • Lamalou-les-Bains: market Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday (22km)
  • Coursan: market every day except Monday (23km)
  • Olonzac: market Tuesday (23km)
  • Labastide-Rouairoux: market Thursday (25km)
  • Fleury: market every day (27km)
  • Narbonne: market Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday & Monday - seasonal market only (27km)
  • Narbonne: market Sunday (27km)

More information about Saint-Chinian, Languedoc-Roussillon

Tourist attractions near Saint-Chinian, France

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

Grand sites of France

  • Valle du Salagou (43km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Enserune (19km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Haut-Languedoc (28km)
  • Narbonnaise en Méditerranée (37km)

Churches and religious monuments

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin des carrières de Saint-Adrien (29km)
  • Parc et jardin du château de Margon (30km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Grotte de la Devèze (20km)
  • Mont Caroux (21km)
  • Gouffre de l'Œil Doux (32km)
  • Forêt de Fontfroide (34km)
  • Céressou (39km)
  • Gouffre de Cabrespine (40km)
  • Cirque de Mourèze (40km)
  • Cirque du Moureze (40km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Fraisse-sur-Agout (24km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park


Geography and distances

Saint-Chinian is in the south of France at 78 kilometres from Montpellier, the department capital (general information: Saint-Chinian is 606 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Chinian

Canton: Saint-Chinian

Arrondissement: Béziers

Department: Herault

Region: Languedoc-Roussillon

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 34360

Distance to Saint-Chinian

from Montpellier (prefecture): 78 km

from Paris: 606 km

from Calais: 841 km

from Nice: 350 km

from Bordeaux: 322 km

from Strasbourg: 683 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Saint-Chinian from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Assignan, Babeau-Bouldoux, Cebazan, Creissan, Pierrerue, Prades-sur-Vernazobre and Villespassans.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Chinian

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