While the village of Belpech, located on the last foothills of the Hills of the Piège, was mentioned for the first time in the 11th century, a Gallo-Roman locality called Garnac would have pre-existed near the medieval village. From the remarkable Romanesque portal of its church to the Baltard-style halls, and including some beautiful timber-framed façades, or Gothic windows, the village, dominated by the Tour du Castelas (Castelas Tower) and the Chapelle du Rosaire (Rosary Chapel), is well worth a visit.
From the remarkable Romanesque portal of its church to the Baltard-style market halls, passing through some beautiful half-timbered facades or Gothic windows, the village, dominated by the Castelas tower and the Rosary chapel, is well worth seeing.
A heritage circuit will make you discover the rich historical heritage of these places.
To download the maps and contents of the Heritage Trail:
The Hers Vif River
At the Pont de l’Hers (Hers Bridge), in season, you will encounter a small nautical base where you can rent a canoe-kayak to go down the Hers Vif river. During a short or long itinerary, the trip refreshes you and allows you to discover, with your family, friends or your beloved, the short life of the Kingfisher who has made this river its preferred habitat.
Around Belpech, many farms open their doors to offer you quality local products presented by passionate producers. In spring and December, the Spring Fair or ‘Foire de Printemps’ and the Foie Gras Fair or ‘Foire au Gras’ (the oldest fair in the Aude department, all the same!), invite you to gourmet tastings.
To discover Foie Gras fair:
To discover local producers: