Minerve, Herault, Languedoc

South France Guide Photo of the Week - December 28 1998

View of Minerve Languedoc

Minerve, Herault, Languedoc

Visit one of the most beautiful and stunning villages of Languedoc, straddling two valleys, and hanging above deep gorges - Minerve. It was here that 180 parfaits - followers of the Cathar religion, met their death at the hands of Simon de Montford. From below you can see why Minerve was a difficult village to attack. Of particular interest is also the large caverns through which the river winds - which are accessible to walk through.

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