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Itineraries for Trèbes

Trèbes -> Beziers -> Trèbes
One Week Return Trip
Cruising from Trebes, stop at Marseillette where regional produce can be purchased at a stall on the canal bank. Further on, Le Somail is a great stopping point, and set in a peaceful corner of the Midi. Here you will find artists’ workshops, a hat museum, second hand bookshops and wine tastings at the chateau. At Ventenac you will find some good moorings in this small village along with a good regional wine cellar and wine museum. And at Beziers, visit the cathedral of St Nazaire on the top of the hill, it offers spectacular views of the city.

Trèbes -> Castenaudary -> Trèbes
One Week Return Trip
Trebes is a little town crossed by the River Aude and the Canal du Midi and there are cycle paths between Trebes and Carcassonne ideal for daily excursions. Further on, 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.
Castelnaudary lies at the heart of the Lauragais region, this town has an abundance of tourist attractions including the Moulin de Cugarel, the church of Notre Dame de la Pitie and Le Grand Bassin, a vast stretch of water offering good mooring and a beautiful port.

Trèbes -> Port Cassifieres -> Trèbes
Two Week Return Trip
Cruise from Trebes, and stop at Marseillette where regional produce can be purchased at a stall on the canal bank. Further on, Le Somail is a great stopping point, and set in a peaceful corner of the Midi. Here you will find artists’ workshops, a hat museum, second hand bookshops and wine tastings at the chateau. At Ventenac you will find some good moorings in this small village along with a good regional wine cellar and wine museum. And at Beziers, visit the cathedral of St Nazaire on the top of the hill, it offers spectacular views of the city. Port Cassifieres is a really pretty town with free moorings for Connoisseur clients.

Local Information

Midi - Trèbes

Trèbes is a beautiful medieval village in the Aude department of the Languedoc Roussillon area of South-West France.
The village is situated is at the confluence of the Canal du Midi, the Aude and the Orbiel.
The town of Trèbes was established in the late twelfth century and now has a population of approximately 6000. The old medieval village is situated in an area of historical interest. The new town to the north of the Canal du Midi is expanding.
The village is on The Canal Du Midi and the port was constructed in the seventeenth century. The canal was built large enough to accomodate ocean going ships to sail between the Mediterranean and Atlantic. The canal brought prosperity and the town became an important staging post in the 19th century for the transport of wine along the canal from the Corbieres and Minervois regions. The trade declined at the begining of the 20th century with the openning of the new Narbonne-Toulouse railway line.
The village has a number of shops, banks (with ATMs),opticians, hairdressers,estate agents and take-aways.There are good Italian and French restaurants within walking distance of the centre of the village.

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.

Tourism

Trèbes is known as the "Gateway to the Minervois". It is situated on the main tourist route from Carcassonne into the vineyards of the Minervois wine region. On leaving Trèbes by car or cycle, you soon arrive at local "domaines" where you can but your wine direct from the growers.
Two of the most popular red wines are Chateau Badens and Lauren Cabaret. There is a local garden centre called Gamm Vert where you can fill up your own 5 litre flagon of red, white or rose.

Trèbes is approximately 6 kilometeres east of Carcassonne. It is twenty minutes away from the Salvaza airport and the autoroute is 3 kilometeres west of the town. The area is within the easy reach of airports serviced by Ryanair, Flybe and BMI-Baby.
Montpellier - 1 hour 20 minutes.
Nimes - 1 hour 40 minutes.
Toulouse - 50 minutes.
Perpignan - 50 Minutes.