Videos of Canal du Midi France
A Tour of Minerve - The 12th Century Cathar Hilltop Town
Minerve has been selected as one of Les Plus Beaux Villages de France (The Most Beautiful Villages Of France). Historically, the village has been the capital of the Minervois wine region.
Take a trip through gorgeous countryside and medieval cities of southern France.
Your Canal du Midi cruise may include an excursion out to Minerve, the ancient capital of the Minervois, which boasts a 12th century Cathar fort surrounded by deep limestone gorges. Besieged by Simon de Montfort in 1215, its hilltop location affords spectacular views.