Private guided tour of medieval village Minerve

Private guided tour of medieval village Minerve

Language: English , French , Spanish
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: Flexible
Do this because
  • Visit a picturesque medieval village
  • Take in the preserved beauty of Southern France landscapes
  • Learn all about Cathar history, "Natural bridges" and geology
  • Pick the guide that best suits your interests!
What to expect

Minerve is one of the happy few on the "Most Beautiful Villages of France" list. Sitting at the top of a rocky hill and surrounded by deep canyons, the village and the ruins of its castle will mesmerize you! Travel back to Cathar times with your guide, who will recant the village's fascinating history and observe its architecture and geology.

The Classical 1h tour includes a walking tour of the village and its pretty stone houses, the ruins of the castle and its "candela". Then, the outside of the church and the Dove of Minerve- the replica of the ancient trebuchet named "Malvoisine".

The Sporty 1h30 tour includes all of the above, plus your choice between two extras: first option is a walk down the canyon to Saint Rustique well and a short hike up to see the trebuchet and have a stunning view over the village. Second option is a walk down the canyon, under the village (yes!), along the river banks, and through the largest "natural bridge-tunnel" (not possible in the winter, when water level is too high).

At checkout, select the guide you believe will suit you best, or just take a blind pick! Go with Julien for a visual arts focus, Gwen for a history focus, globetrotter Amelie for a cultural focus, or Anna for a more "offbeat" and unusual tour!

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What's included
  • check Guided tour
What's not included
  • x_not_included Entrance to the church and museum
  • x_not_included Hotel pick-up and drop-off

Office de Tourisme Minerve, Rue des Martyrs, Minerve, France

Meeting point:
Meet your guide in front of the Minerve Tourism Office.
What to remember
  • Listed prices are per person
  • For the Sporty tour option a good physical condition is required (walk down the canyons and cobblestones)
  • Wear comfortable shoes and bring a bottle of water
  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible
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Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 50% refund if you cancel up to 7 days before the experience begins.

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