Visiting Sainte Valière
Sainte-Valière is situated in the Minervois, in a wine and fruit-growing region behind Narbonne, between the Mediterranean sea and the Black Mountains, an area rich in history and natural beauty. While preserved, the area is easy of access by train or plane. Sainte-Valière borders a stretch of the Canal du Midi where it leaves the road and there is nothing but vines, boats and bicycles, and is a short bike ride away from half a dozen other pretty little towns.
Train: Arrive at Narbonne station. 4 1/2 hours from Paris, 2 hours from Barcelona, 2 1/2 hours from Marseille. Trains SNCF
From Narbonne station to Sainte Valière is a 20 minute drive. You can take a taxi (40 euro), or we can pick you up for a fee (20 euro). If you are coming as an artist in residence we pick you up for free and drop you back at the station at the end of your stay. There is also a bus service Narbonne – Sainte Valière: Citibus
Plane: The closest airports to Sainte Valière are Carcassonne, Béziers, Perpignan, Toulouse, Montpellier, Barcelona. From Paris the train to Narbonne takes 4 1/2 hours.