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Assignan takes root in the heart of the AOC Saint-Chinian vineyard, a calm and unspoiled environment a few kilometers from the Canal du Midi and the beaches of the Mediterranean. In this cocoon, where the key words remain pleasure and serenity, treat yourself to an immersion in the world of wine and the fine flavors of Languedoc.

In 2015, the project of a real “wine tourism village” was born. Since then, the alleys of this sleepy village have been dressed in purple and have seen flourish in turn: tastefully decorated lodges, a wine bar, a gourmet restaurant, a lingerie shop, an art gallery, formulas. picnic in the vineyards and other wine heritage highlights.

A change of scenery is guaranteed and memories will be unforgettable in contact with the finesse of the wines and the landscapes of the Saint-Chinian appellation. So why not book a wine tourism stay or a tasting workshop?

Lovers of outdoor sports, opt for a horseback ride or take the hiking trails signposted.

Over 6.5 km, the “Les Barralets” trail (n ° 27) leads you to meet the natural, archaeological and artistic riches that dot the scrubland and the limestone causses of the Saint Chinianais terroir. The “Les Bousigues” trail (n ° 28) offers over 7 km, very beautiful contrasts oscillating between the harmony of the contours and the insolence of the red earths, all embellished with a scent of rosemary. (Hiking cards available at the reception points of the Canal du Midi tourist office in Saint-Chinian.)

Finally, do not leave Assignan without tasting the pleasure of a typical evening in the South of France! In summer, musical evenings are offered on the charming village square.

Assignan through the ages

The village, perched at 275m, offers a landscape of vineyards to the south and scrubland to the north. The name of Assignan is attested for the first time in the charter of the foundation of the abbey of Saint-Pons in 936. Assignan presents a great archaeological wealth. There are many dolmens and rock shelters around (Dolmen de Mounio and Bois de Monsieur). Built in the XNUMXth century, the site was owned by the Order of the Knights of Malta. Even the Romans made a stopover there. From the medieval period remains the gate tower, vestige of the castrum. The parish church of Saint-Pierre is a XNUMXth century construction. The primitive church would have been the Saint-Pierre chapel located on a rocky outcrop overlooking Tudéry, burnt down in the XNUMXth century.

Its essentials

  • The red lands between Assignan and Villespassans
  • The dolmens
  • A picnic in the heart of the vineyard
  • A gourmet lunch
  • Wine tasting
  • A horseback ride in the middle of the vineyards and the scrubland
  • A hike through the path "Les Barralets" (n ° 27) or "Les Bousigues"
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