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Le Petit Charme (LPC) is situated in the Medieval village of Argens in the Minervois wine growing region of Languedoc-Rousillon, an-up-and-coming vinicultural and tourism region situated between the historic cities of Narbonne and Carcassone in southwestern France.

Argens Minervois offers visitors the opportunity to easily unwind and turn back time. It’s quietly tucked away on the sleepy banks of Le Canal du Midi in the department of the Aude on 463 hectares (approximately 1060 acres) between the towns of Olonzac and Lezignan Corbieres.

LPC is adjacent to flourishing vineyards spanning more than 100 hectres (230+ acres). A series of country roads and trails through the vines provide guests with serene walking, hiking, running and cycling routes.

Le Chateau

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Argens is built on a small hill dominated by a 12th century chateau - a local stronghold against the political and religious conflicts of those times, including the Crusades against the Cathars.

L’eglise de St. Roch

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A village landmark when illuminated at night, the church was originally built in 1880 and recently restored in 2000. Inside there’s an ancient bell and baptismal font; outside is a beautiful cross dating from 1649.

Le Canal du Midi

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Le Canal du Midi, a World Heritage site that stretches 240 kilometers from Toulouse to Sete, meanders through Argens. There are two locks in the village: The Pech Laurier lock, a particularly beautifully site, and the Argens lock, which marks the beginning of the longest stretch (52 kilometers) without another lock until Beziers.

The Canal is only a five-minutes walk from LPC. A well-worn path runs along one side, providing guests with a beautiful and tranquil exercise route for walking, running and biking.

Le Lac des Aiguilles

Le Lac des Aiguilles

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This artificial lake to the north of the village – about a five minutes walk from LPC – stands at the bottom of the garrigue (moorland.) Fishing competitions are held here and it’s also a tranquil placed for walking along the GR 77 – a proper footpath for ramblers. Near the lake are the ruins of an early 20th century tile works.

Along the way, they’re likely to see signs of modern times – the local convenience store, bar and restaurant.

Tennis Anyone?

Tennis Anyone?

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Bring your racquets along and reserve a court for a game canal side.

Boat Rentals

Boat Rentals

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Argens is one of the few canal villages that has a harbour where you can rent a cruiser.

Cafes, Restaurants & Stores

Boat Rentals

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Enjoy a café canal side. See People & Places page for more village amenities.