Lézignan-Corbières has become the Corbières region’s own little capital. It was built over the centuries in a circular layout around the medieval fortifications that protected the church. At the edge of the Minervois region, it is a popular base for anyone keen to explore the surrounding area!

Lézignan-Corbières, Maison Gibert. Crédit : C. Deschamps

A Languedoc-style
town centre

This small town boasts a few interesting features that are worth discovering. In the heart of the town, the Maison Gibert is an old wine estate which was of great importance during the 19th century. Once inside, you’ll discover the main building, the manor house and the main courtyard.

You’ll cross the reception hall, where various events are held, to reach the second part of the building where you’ll visit the vinification cellar (vat room), the workers’ quarters and the stables. The premises straddle the medieval enclosure wall, which can still be seen in the reception area.

Saint-Félix Church

This huge church of southern Gothic style towers over the town. It features 6 chapels. The massive keep-belltower reminds us that the church was part of the town’s fortifications. You can also admire the furniture and gilt-wood statues that come from the nearby Clarisses monastery.

The town-centre alleyways encircle the church and market halls and lead to the boulevards which surround the historical heart.

Lézignan-Corbières, église Saint Félix

Craftspeople

Boris Klein is a skilled metalworker whose creations are both decorative and practical. Working in classic and contemporary styles, he makes a point of using traditional methods, from assembly to the finishing touches.

Christine Laprune has been an upholsterer and decorator for 35 years. This Master craftswoman offers advice and carries out fixtures and fittings projects for individuals and businesses.

She can guide you through every stage of your project. Besides restoring seats, she creates net curtains, curtains, Japanese screens, blinds, etc…

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The Corbières capital

Lézignan-Corbières is also a land of wine estates and winegrowers. The winegrowers’ cooperative has been awarded the status of “20th-century heritage“.

This is where the first winegrowers’ cooperative in Aude was created in 1909! It is an essential place to stop for anyone wishing to discover Corbières wines. It produces a wide range of bottles and bag-in-boxes. The site is accessible to all, thanks to a handy car park with a space set aside for people with disabilities.

Visitors can join a free guided tour which is followed by a tasting session.
A tasting facility has been set up in the “Belle Epoque” cellar with its row of monumental wine vats. Besides wine, it also showcases a selection of local products of Languedoc.
The vinification cellar created in 1909 is outstanding, with its metal structure designed by Eiffel!

Vue sur les Corbières ©Gille Deschamps

The market

On Avenue de la République, the market welcomes you every Wednesday morning. Here, in a southern atmosphere, the locals share all the latest news. This is definitely the best place to buy local produce!

Marché de Lézignan ©Gilles Deschamps
Marché à Lézignan Corbières : Crédit : Gilles Deschamps
Lézignan-Corbières-Prom'Aude. Crédit : C. Deschamps

Prom'Aude

Every year at Whitsun, more than 150 exhibitors bring their regional specialities and artisanal fare to Lézignan: farm produce, foie gras, artisanal icecream, pastries, honey, olives, cheese, charcuterie, wine, etc.
There are activities to keep the children happy too, including pony and donkey rides, funfair rides, wooden play features and living farm animals. The region’s craftspeople can also be found here: a skilled metalworker, a Caunes marble worker, a stonemason, an upholsterer, a glassblower, etc. All to the joyous sound of brass bands, Occitan “bandas” orchestras, street performances, dog demonstrations, shows with horses, etc. A wonderful experience of discoveries to be shared…

Adrenaline sports

Jump on your bike and go exploring the region. A wide array of walking and cycling trails can be found around the vineyards and orchards.

Lézignan-Corbières, randonnée dans les vignes. Crédit : C. Deschamps
Simulateur de vol à Lézignan-Corbières, Fly zone ©ADT de l'Aude

The FlyZone freefall simulator

Prepare for an experience like no other ! Wait no longer, go and try it.

So what is FlyZone? It i s a freefall simulator which recreates the sensation of a parachute jump, without the need to throw yourself out of a plane!

Don’t forget to smile, you’re being filmed! Adrenalin guaranteed.