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VELIEUX

A village that perpetuates the ancestral agricultural traditions

In the south of the Pays Saint Ponais, 18km from Saint-Pons, on the edge of the Minervois, this village nestling in its valley at an altitude of 450m perpetuates its agricultural vocation with a harvest festival where you can relive the ancestral work of the reapers, the assembly of the gerbiers, the threshing, and then, take part in the traditional country meal.
If you visit the small Romanesque church, don't be surprised by the African-made Christ who adorns it. A local boy, Jean-Rémi Bessieux, was the first bishop of Gabon. A fresco evokes his mission on African soil.
Not far from the wild "canyons" of Brian in the Haut Minervois, nestles this paradise for hikers and fishermen. The village perpetuates its agricultural traditions, under the protection of the Romanesque church of Saint Martin.

A little bit of history

The history of Vélieux once depended on the one of Minerve, because it belonged to the chatellany of Minerve until the end of the Ancien Régime.
After that, the Marquis de Thézan-Poujol, descendant of Monseigneur de Fleyres, was lord of Minerve, Vélieux, Rieussec and Boisset. But having no land, the inhabitants were represented by consuls.
In 1789, Vélieux had about 120 inhabitants.
Pierre Bessieux and Barthélémy Tresor were the last two consuls representing the village community. It was Bessieux who was appointed on 13th March 1789 at the "place intended to hold assemblies" to represent Vélieux in Carcassonne for the election of the deputies of the Tiers-Etat.

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City hall information

Mairie
Wednesday: from 8.30am to 11.30am
04 67 97 22 76
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