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Itineraries for Homps

Homps -> Port Lauragais -> Homps
Two Week Return Trip
Homps overlooks a wide plain towards the Montagne Noir (Black Mountain), visit the 12th century Romanesque chapel or one of the several wine producers found here. Further on at Marseillette, regional produce can be purchased at a stall on the canal bank. Trebes is a little town crossed by the River Aude and the Canal du Midi. There are cycle paths between Trebes and Carcassonne ideal for excursions. Above the village of La Segala is the Seuil de Naurouze, the summit point of the Canal du Midi and the watershed between the Atlantic and the Mediterranean. From there visit Roquet’s Obelisk, erected in memory of the people who built the canal. At Port Lauragais there is an exhibition recording the canal’s history.

Homps -> Bram -> Homps
One Week Return Trip
Homps overlooks a wide plain towards the Montagne Noir (Black Mountain), visit the 12th century Romanesque chapel or one of the several wine producers found here. Further on at Marseillette, regional produce can be purchased at a stall on the canal bank. Trebes is a little town crossed by the River Aude and the Canal du Midi. There are cycle paths between Trebes and Carcassonne ideal for excursions. Carcassonne is a Medieval town with many attractions - La Cite, a fortified town, is situated a few kilometres away on the top of the hill. In the summer it is brought alive by several festivals.

Homps -> Beaucaire
11 day One Way Trip
Homps overlooks a wide plain towards the Montagne Noir (Black Mountain), visit the 12th century Romanesque chapel or one of the several wine producers found here. Further on, Argens-Minervois is lovely town typical of the Minervois region and overlooks the canal and the Aude River. At Beziers, famous for being the birthplace of Pierre Paul Riquet, founder of the Canal du Midi, visit the cathedral of St Nazaire on the top of the hill, it offers spectacular views of the city. At the Etang du Thau perhaps take part in some watersports or explore the fishing villages where the oyster and mussel industry thrives. On your way to Beaucaire, the picturesque port of Palavas les Flots has some lovely restaurants and a good sandy beach, and further on the historic town of Aigues Mortes is well worth a visit.

Homps -> Port la Nouvelle -> Homps
One Week Return Trip
Homps overlooks a wide plain towards the Montagne Noir (Black Mountain), visit the 12th century Romanesque chapel or one of the several wine producers found here. Further on, Argens-Minervois is lovely town typical of the Minervois region and overlooks the canal and the Aude River. Carry on down the Canal de la Robine and at the busy maritime port of Port la Nouvelle you will find a beach and good seafood restaurants in abundance.

Local Information

The small port village of Homps is situated in the Languedoc-Roussillon region of Southern France. The well-known Canal du Midi flows through it and it offers an ideal location for boating, swimming, biking, horseback riding and hiking. The region around Homps is well known for its vineyards, truffles and cuisine. Homps is a quiet village, but numerous visitor attractions are within easy reach such as Carcassonne, Toulouse, Montpellier, Perpignan, Cathar Castles and Fontfroide Abbey.

Waterways

The Canal du Midi was classed as a Unesco World Heritage site due to its importance in canal history, the beauty of the canal and the fine locks, aqueducts and canal buildings. Though discussions on a canal link between the Atlantic and Mediterranean began with Charlamagne in the 8th century, and continued through the centuries (including consultation with Leonardo da Vinci) no actual construction began until 1666. Anyone interested in the canals history may like to visit the Château de Bonrepos and park; the home of Pierre Paul Riquet, the designer of the canal. This is located in the village of Verfeil, just outside Toulouse.