TO ALSO DISCOVER
TO ALSO DISCOVER
WINE TOURISM AT THE DOMAINE DE SOUSTRES
Free activity, 2 minutes from the Vélorail reception, accessible by car or bicycle.
Before or just after your bike ride you have the possibility to continue your adventure at the Domaine de Soustres. During this free visit (duration 35 minutes) you will discover the route from the grape, from the harvest to the bottle through the explanation major stages of winemaking. The visit is followed by a tasting of the estate’s wines (30mn). The circuit is done inside from the cellar. Group size is limited to 15 people. Course on the theme of aromas suitable for children is offered for families. Visiting times : 11:15 a.m., 2:15 p.m., 3:45 p.m., 5:15 p.m. more info at 04.67.93.43.75 or on www.domaine-de-soustres.fr
Arrived on his native land, Pierre-Paul Riquet decides to run his Canal on the embankment north of Capestang, a route that avoids the Lower Plain of the Aude floodable to the South and occupied by the pond. But this last section with significant elevations creates several difficulties. They will be bypassed by dint of technical prowess!
COLLEGIATE CHURCH OF SAINT-ETIENNE DE CAPESTANG
In a perfect Gothic style, the Saint-Etienne collegiate church in Capestang was built in the XNUMXth century on an old Romanesque church, probably by the same team that built the Saint-Just-et-Saint-Pasteur cathedral in Narbonne. An architectural jewel that history has left unfinished, its visit will leave you with vivid memories!
COLOMBIERS RIVER PORT AND THE CHÂTEAU WINE CELLAR
PORTS OF POILHES AND CAPESTANG
In the small tourist town of Capestang or in the nearby charming village of Poilhes, the Canal du Midi leaves its mark on landscapes, villages and people. By bike, on foot or by boat, you can browse the quays of these two small ports as well as the towpath that will lead you to discover numerous works of art. By boat, you can of course dock to discover them! www.tourismecanaldumidi.fr
LE PONT CANAL DE L’ORB
à 12 minutes de l’accueil du Vélorail, accessible en voiture ou en vélo.
A Béziers, juste après le passage des écluses de Fonseranes, la Canal du Midi franchit l’Orb pour arriver jusqu’à Béziers. C’est entre 1854 et 1857, sous la direction d’Urbin Magues, que le pont-canal de l’Orb est construit. Une véritable prouesse !
SAINT NAZAIRE CATHEDRAL
The Saint-Nazaire et Saint-Celse cathedral was built in the western part of the old medieval town in 1598 and raised on the promontory of an ancient oppidum. “The biterroise acropolis” we say here. It majestically dominates the Orb plain and has witnessed a tumultuous history …