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Nature side

Discovering the natural heritage of the Canal du Midi in Saint-Chinian means traveling through time and the landscapes of highly preserved flora and fauna. Step by step in nature, on the hiking trails, you can immerse yourself in this environment with a thousand scents of scrubland, in the shade of the pines (ideal for a little snack break) while admiring the view and enjoying the view. observing the great diversity of species. You will find the paths and their routes on our page dedicated to hiking.

A breathtaking natural heritage

Perhaps you will be surprised by the delicious green and aromatic scents on the slopes dotted with thyme, rosemary, lavender, broom, cistus or juniper…. A multitude of essences to discover during your walks, but also to taste at our producers, in delicious preparations.

Discover an exceptional and rich flora as well as a very heterogeneous fauna. You will be surprised by the variety of insects, amphibians, small mammals and birds, since we are located on a very important migratory corridor.

South, the plain formerly linked to the sea is now crossed by the Canal du Midi. A large garden, endowed with a biodiversity of its own: Large trees rub shoulders with yellow iris, rushes and large loosestrife and create a natural setting for the canal. So you can see swallows, wagtails, orioles or gray herons but also nutria, mallards, moorhens and swans. As for fish, carp, bream and roach cross other varieties, such as predatory predators: pike, pike perch, perch and catfish.

Further north, the slopes and valleys take shape mainly covered with vines and scrubland: there are kermes oaks, almond trees, fig trees and wild olive trees. More than elsewhere, perfumes accompany the walker. In spring, the scrubland is adorned with a thousand colors: yellow of Spanish broom and coronilli, white of asphodeles, pink of cistus, orchids and thyme, blue of lavender, rosemary and aphylante. An incredible spectacle!

The Orb Cross this landscape and we meet gray herons, egrets, kingfishers of course, but also more and more black kites. In the water, there are small harmless viperine snakes, pike, carp, eels ...

The scrubland is also found on our plates!

The magnificent color of the flowers of the Judea tree in a nectar, the subtle taste of elderberry; the delicacy of azarolle, beautiful and delicious arbutus, blackberries, figs, wild asparagus to flavor omelets, wild leeks, wild garlic, fennel and wild salads, chestnuts…. The scrubland is full of taste treasures all year round!

Remarkable natural sites!

For your viewing pleasure, our remarkable sites are magical places to admire and preserve!
From the Canal du Midi to the banks of the Orb, in the heart of an exceptional vineyard, discover many treasures in the heart of nature.

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