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Discover the Minervois and its surroundings

During your stay at Villa Limonade, you will have the opportunity to discover a plethora of riches, located in the immediate vicinity. Within a 30 minute drive, visit Carcassonne, a superb medieval city, the historic city of Narbonne and Béziers ... Closer, the pretty hilltop village of Minerve is well worth a visit and not forgetting Olonzac, your home village, which also deserves a stop, and of course the Canal du Midi, just 2 km from our guest house, the ideal place to walk, or bike, along the banks. If you enjoy the seaside its only 40 minutes away and has some great beaches and restaurants. 

Walk along the Canal du Midi

Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Canal du Midi extends from Toulouse to Sète, and passes just 2 km from Villa Limonade.  While staying at Villa Limonade, you should not miss a trip along the canal, by boat, on foot or by bike. You can contemplate life on the canal, but also on its edges. Along the way, visit the charming villages that border it, and stop at the locks. Coffee terraces are waiting for you to enjoy a glass of wine and watch the boats sail by.


Villa Limonade is located in the municipality of Olonzac, capital of Minervois. With its rich past, Olonzac lists some treasures and remarkable sites. It is a lively and pleasant commune, with a weekly market known throughout the region. It is held every Tuesday morning and should be on everyone's list of things to see. 

Minerve, an exceptional village

15 minutes from Villa Limonade, the village of Minerve which gave its name to the Mivervois. This Cathar city is considered one of the most beautiful villages in France. Perched at the top of a gorge, Minerve alone is a picture postcard. Its narrow streets are just delight. The village is also home to some tasty restaurants.

The fortified city of Carcassonne

It is one of the most visited sites in France. The city of Carcassonne is considered the largest fortified city in Europe. Its high ramparts, its towers, shelter an outstanding historical inheritance. Restored in the 19th century by Viollet-le-Duc, the city of Carcassonne, a World Heritage Site by Unesco, is a marvel and a magnificent day out.