©Cournanel|Didier Donnat


At the foot of the Pic de Brau which rises to 654 meters, the village of Cournanel nestles in the middle of vineyards. The Corneilla, a peaceful stream irrigates this small valley appreciated for its calm and its microclimate. An ancient village, Cournanel is mentioned from 889 and remains closely linked to the history of the Benedictine monastery of Alet-les Bains.


To be seen

to do

Bishops’ Castle of Alet– built in the 14th century on the basis of a 12th-century fortress, of the castle itself, only ruins remain.

St. Stephen’s Church-whose origins date back to the 12th century.

From the village a marked hiking trail leads to le Pic de Brau over a distance of 8 km with a difference in altitude of 410 m.

Le chemin de cabanes, another 5.5 km circuit between Magrie and Cournanel, highlights vineyard cabins and dry stone work.