Minerve is one of the happy few on the "Most Beautiful Villages of France" list. Sitting at the top of a rocky hill and surrounded by deep canyons, the village and the ruins of its castle will catch your eye immediately. You will time travel with your guide, back to the Cathar times !

  • Picturesque medieval village
  • Preserved nature and beauty of Southern France landscapes
  • Cathar history
  • "Natural bridges" and geology
Not included

Entrance to the church and museum

Duration1 Hour 30 Minutes
Bring along
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Bottle of water
  • Hat (summer time)
ParticipantsUp to 40 people
Important information

Duration: Classical Tour 1h, Sporty Tour 1h30

Further information

Minerve is a true gem nestled in Southern France landscapes ! Your guide will allow you to see further, to observe its architecture and geology. The fascinating history of Minerve will not let you untouched.

The classical 1h tour includes:

- the village and its pretty stone houses

- the ruins of the castle and its "candela"

- the outside of the church and the Dove of Minerve

- the replica of the ancient trebuchet named "Malvoisine"

The Sporty 1h30 Tour adds amazing extras to the contents of the classical Tour. It includes:

- EITHER: a walk down the canyon to Saint Rustique well and a short hike up to see the trebuchet and have a stunning view over the village.

- OR: a walk down the canyon, under the village (yes!), along the river banks, and through the largest "natural bridge-tunnel" (not possible in the winter when water level is too high).

You can select the guide you believe will suit you most, and organize your Minerve Tour together.

Choose your preferred appointment and book.

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