Lastours castles, Minerves and the Canal du Midi

Minerve city guided tour

Discover the Lastours castles and the village of Minerves

This excursion will be a deep breath with beautiful views, for the nature and history lovers. But also a pleasure to the wine enthousiast as we stop of the morning for for a wine tasting just before lunch.

What level of physical activity should travelers expect ? Easy, most travelers can participate, although there is 1h30 to 2h walking tour in the old town, we highly recommend to wear comfortable walking shoes.

Location of the tour
Cathar Country
Duration of the tour
Full day
Difficulty of the tour
Easy (Easy walk)
When can I do the tour ?

This tour is available all year round.
For groups bigger than 8 people, please contact us.

belvédère Lastours castle guided tour
canal du midi guided tour
Lastours castle guided tour
Minerve city guided tour
Minerve city guided tour
vineyard tour wine tasting
vineyard tour wine tasting
vineyard tour wine tasting
vineyard tour wine tasting
Visit of vineyards near Carcassonne
Visit of vineyards near Carcassonne

What will I do during this tour ?

Breathtaking views, wine tasting and the village of Minerve

In the morning discover the Lastours Castles, breath-taking view from the belvedere. The ruined castles sit on a rocky spur above the village of Lastours, isolated by the deep valleys of the Orbiel and Grésilhou rivers (we do not do the hiking).

After this first stop we will go to a small vineyard for a wine tasting just before lunch. You will meet dedicated wine growers and oenologists, learn their different production methods and taste excellent wines.
The lunch will take place in a typical French restaurant, the local food is delightful.

In the afternoon, we will drive to the beautiful and picturesque village of Minerve (1hr driving) classified as one of the “most beautiful villages of France”. The fortified medieval village, is perched on a naturally defended rocky peninsula high above a canyon in the barren Languedoc landscape

On the way back to Carcassonne, you will stop by the Canal du Midi where you will learn more about the story of the 350 year old Canal du Midi built in the 17th century and still considered an engineering marvel. (UNESCO Site).


Good to know

This guided tour includes :

  • Transport from and to your hôtel
  • English speaking private guide / driver
  • Comfortable car or van
  • Entrance fees to the Lastours Castles
  • Wine tasting

This guided tour does not includes :

  • Lunch, drinks
  • Personal insurance and expenses

*Pick up and drop off location
For shared tours
From Carcassonne : Place du Prado, 11000 Carcassonne
From Toulouse : Metro Ramonville station : Take the exit « SORTIE vers parc relais et arrêt minute »

For private tours
Choose your hotel on the list or specify your pick up location by entering the address when booking.

Coronavirus Informations

All vehicles are cleaned after each service, guides wear masks and all activities, museums & attraction visited apply strict sanitary rules.
Bring your masks as they are compulsory in the vans.

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