The Gorges de la Cesse and du Brian, as well as the Causses are part of the remarkable landscapes of the Minervois.
The limestone plateau and the gorges have been shaped by water, which has produced this typical karstic relief composed of caves, faults, diaclases in which water infiltrates and circulates underground.
The Cesse has the peculiarity of disappearing on sunny days on about 17km (10.5miles)! It abandons its aerial course upstream from Minerve and reappears in Agel at the resurgence called Le Boulidou. It then continues its course and flows into the Aude at Sallèle d'Aude after crossing the Canal du Midi.
The two natural bridges of Minerve are emblematic monuments.
One of the Natural Bridge of Minerve
To discover the Gorges du Brian, prepare your hike on the PR de Minerve.
The "Cité de Minerve, Gorges de la Cesse et du Brian" area is engaged in a process aimed at obtaining the "®Grand Site de France" label.