Corbières …to linger

Do yu enjoy the 'Corbières' region ? I love it !

By foot : Bugarach, from up there we overlook the hills of the Corbieres, we almost touch the nearby Pyrenees, we imagine the sea in the distance – magnificent !

Over a few days, cross the Corbières by the GR36 or the Cathar trail, between Duilhac sur Peyrepertuse to Camps sur Agly – wow !

Take a day to hike around the footpaths of Montjoi, Villar en Val, Bouisse, Boutenac, Termes, etc

By bike or car : Lose yourself at Albas, Massac, Salza, Missegre….and discover the most wonderful names, Cubières sur Cinoble, Cucugnan, Coustaussa, Belcastel and Buc, Dernacueillette, Vignevieille.The inescapable Peyrepertuse and Quéribus, the valleys of Galamus, Lagrasse, the Mont Saint Victor at Fontjoncouse !

And then…

Dip your feet in the Gorges de Terminet (Termes) and the Verdouble at the foot of the Cathar castles, from the other side, a bit cooler at Lauquet (Ladern sur Lauquet) ;

Climb the massif of La Clape, then stroll along the plateau of Leucate, la Franqui, above the Mediterranean ;

Visit Ornaisons, my Father’s village and hear his stories; the Orbieu bridge, the old washing-place, The house of the 19th century Minister, Turel, the old lime quarries ;

Pick thyme, in May for the flowers ;

Go the market at Lezignan on Wednesday morning ;

Look for quartz in the winter sun ;

Sunbathe on the limestone banks of the Orbieu ;

Pick figs and look for sweet almonds in September ;

Don't do anything! Just look… at the chapel at Gasparets ;

and then Minerve and then the black mountains from Castans, from Cabardes……

Grain de Fanny • Fanny Tisseyre
10 avenue du Chemin Neuf 11200 Ornaisons FRANCE • Tél. : +33 (0)4 68 27 05 65 ou +33 (0)6 78 47 62 98 • e-mail : ftisseyre@free.fr
Visits to the cellar and wine tasting arranged by appointment