Autumn is a great time to visit the region. From the roof terrace of Le Fort Pouzols-Minervois, you have a view of the spectacular autumn colours in the vineyards. The Pyrenees are also often clearly visible from the house in late October and early November.
Since the coastal region is one of Europe’s best locations to spot migrating birds, you may want to bring your binocolars. Over 600,000 cranes alone travel from northern Europe to southern France and Spain in October. You can often hear their trumpet-like calls around Le Fort Pouzols-Minervois.
The region is famous for its food and drink festivals in autumn. The chestnut festival in Saint Pons, a drive away across the Haute Languedoc Regional Park, attracts thousands of visitors.
Autumn is the perfect time to enjoy mushrooms, nuts, olives and wine in and around Pouzols-Minervois. Many restaurants in the area create special menus to celebrate the very best of autumn food and drink.
Le Fort Pouzols-Minervois is in a central location for great autumn walks in the Haute Languedoc Regional Park. Or take a short drive to the coast for a refreshing stroll along the beach, followed by drinks or a meal in one of the bars and restaurants.
If you would like to capture the autumn colours in photographs, drawings or watercolours, there are clubs and classes you can join as a visitor. We are, of course, happy to put you in touch with experienced teachers and fun groups, whatever your skill level.
There are fewer regular flights to and from the region between October and March. But the stunning autumn display more than makes up for the extra effort to get here.
You can often enjoy meals and drinks on the roof terrace of Le Fort Pouzols-Minervois in autumn, before settling down for the night in front of the cosy wood burner in the first floor living room.