Spend a day in the heart of Aude Cathar Country, on the lands where the famous red marble is found !
Enjoy a day at Caunes Minervois, in the heart of Aude Cathar Country, on the land where the famous red marble is found! The village has been famous since ancient times for its quarries of red marble. Did you know that the marble has been used to adorn some of the most famous monuments in the world (like the Chateau de Versailles, the palaces of Rome, Saint Petersburg, Washington)? Find out for yourself how the marble is extracted and cut, how it is transported and finally used. Its secrets will all be revealed! Some of the monuments made with the marble are: Le Capitole de Toulouse, L’Opera Garnier at Paris plus of course, Le Trianon de Versailles.
Visit the abbey in Caunes Minervois or Notre Dame Du Cros. Once your visit is over you will have crossed many centuries but you will not have noticed time pass.