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Cebazan

At the entrance to the village, coming from Béziers, the cooperative cellar and a wall fresco set the tone and welcome you to this wine-growing village. Snuggled between Saint-Chinian (5km) and Pusserguier (6km), Cébazan stretches on either side of the road. In the historic heart or the pine forest, discover this charming village with unsuspected resources.

On the left side, stroll at random through its narrow and picturesque alleys. One of them will lead you to an arched opening surmounted by a machicolation, remains of a fortification. On the edge of the tennis court stands a bourgeois mansion with a Mediterranean allure with its vineyard plot.

On the right side, discover the magnificent Saint Martin Church in the heart of a district focused on wine activity. A series of farm buildings with red stones and wide gates is astonishing. You can notice that some have kept their original arches.

Many accommodation welcome you for a passage or a stay in a relaxing setting. Nearby: shops and leisure activities for all tastes.

Some hiking and mountain biking invite you to discover exceptional natural sites. From the cooperative cellar, take theThe 7.8 km marked hiking trail (n ° 33 “Saint Bauléry”) to reach the castle of Saint Bauléry, in ruins since the last families of shepherds and sharecroppers left it in the XNUMXth century. Another one 7.7km hike (n ° 32 "Le Dolmen") leads you from ruins to vestiges in the footsteps of the past from the rue du hameau de Fraisse. The Montmajou dolmens, the Lime Kiln and the ruins of Camp Redon offer a step back in time.

Lovers of good vintages, discover the wines of the Saint Chinian appellation during a tasting at the cooperative cellar or directly at the domaine des producers.

Leaving the village in the direction of Saint-Chinian, you cross the Fontjun pass. At an altitude of 260m, it opens your gaze to the immensity of the mineral and authentic vineyards of the Saint Chinian appellation. In the background, the rocky laces of Mont Caroux display the silhouette of a reclining woman: a striking panorama!

His history

The heritage testifies to a rich past: the origin of the first inhabitants dates back to the Neolithic period (many vestiges confirm this: dolmens, megalithic constructions). Cébazan was originally founded by Benedictine monks around 859. It results from the grouping of three hamlets: Gaches, Fraisse and Sipière, names of the main notables who had settled there. The village was colonized by the Romans (many villas and tombs). Its name comes from the Roman general CEPASIUS or SEBASIUS. Recent urbanization has unified the village. 

Its essentials

  • The porches and the machicolation
  • The XNUMXth century Saint Martin church 
  • The panoramic view of Fontjun 
  • The ruins of Camp Redon and Saint Bauléry
  • The Montmajou dolmen 

A hike along the marked path n ° 33 "Saint Bauléry" (7.8km) or n ° 32 "Le Dolmen" (7.7km)

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