Located around Carcassonne it used to be an important copper mining town and was a strategic place in the Xth century.
Today, this small village of historical riches still has a beautiful Romanesque chapel.
From the beginning of the XVIIIth century up to the french revolution it used to be the Toulouse-Lautrec family's property..
During that time the village got to know prosperity with the agricultural development of olive trees cereals, vine planting and wine trading. Until the end of the XIXth century, its location on the Canal du Midi contributed to the export of its good.
To visit :
- The XIth century fortress vestiges
- The church
- The XVIth century Castrale chapel
- The XIIth century Saint Martin chapel.
Around town :
- Barbaïra village
- The Château de Miramont,
- The fortress of Badens
- Aigues-Vives castle
- The birds museum in the XVth century village of Douzens.