During the guided tour of Minerve you will discover a treasure nestled between the valley of the Cesse and the Brian.
This medieval gem has a tumultuous history. This village witnessed the Albigeansian Crusade and the tragic destiny of the Cathars. In 1210, Simon de Montfort besieged Minerve. It ended up with a terrible event: 140 heretics were burned at the stakes.
Other significant events took place on these lands during the Wars of Religion. Minerva is a land that deserves your visit.
Minerve is located in the Herault county. It is ranked among the “most beautiful villages in France”. Perched on a rocky peak, the remains of the medieval castle and its famous “candela” catch the visitor’s eyes. Do not miss the impressive natural bridges! They are a true geological curiosity: it took millions of years for erosion to dig these huge cavities.
- Historic 1h30 tour in the medieval village
- 2-hour tour of the village with walk under a “natural bridge”
“Classic” tour: 1h30 tour, for a group up to 40 people, rate 160€; for more than 40 people, a second guide will be required ( 320€ total).
“Hiking” tour: a 2h tour, for a group of 40 people maximum. For more than 40 people, we will provide a second guide (380€ total). The tour includes a walk down to the canyons and passage under a natural bridge. A good physical condition is required.