Les Cypres is situated on the edge of the village and is five minutes walk from the centre.
Caunes-Minervois is a charming and welcoming village with a network of mediaeval streets in the centre around the Benedictine abbey, founded in 790AD with it’s twelth century cloister. There are several very impressive Renaissance private houses in the village centre. The village is attractively situated, surrounded by vineyards, at the foot of the gorge of the Argent Double river and nestled against the south facing slopes of the Montagne Noire where the land starts to rise up into garrigue countryside, so typical of the Mediterranean. On the edge of the village is the famous marble quarry, used since Roman times, which has supplied marble for Versailles and the Paris Opera.
Caunes-Minervois has everyday facilities including a post office, supermarket & butcher, baker, pharmacy, tourist information office, bank with ATM/cashpoint, garage, bar/café and several restaurants.
There is a small market on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays with fresh, local produce. The village offers a range of cultural activities including concerts organised in the abbey during the summer months, a jazz evening most months and musical events at La Cntine del Curé tapas bar. The countryside around the village is fabulous and there are a number of waymarked walks which allow you to explore it easily. The must visit mediaeval cité of Carcassonne is just half an hour away.