Nissan-Lez-Enserune is a prestigious name thanks to its rich heritage, diversity and development. Marked by its rich history, this village exudes the atmosphere of the South of France.

The Ensérune archaeological site was occupied from the sixth century BC (Iron Age) until the first century AD. Its position at the top of a hill means it is described as an oppidum. It is one of the most beautiful oppidum in Europe, and is a must-see! It is managed by the Centre des Monuments Nationaux, and you can explore the archaeological site and visit the museum.

From Ensérune hill, which overlooks the surrounding plains from a hundred meters up above, you can admire a part of the regions of Béziers and Narbonne or even as far as the Pyrenees on a clear day. This view is also an opportunity to observe the work of the thirteenth century men who drained Montady swamp, just at the foot of Ensérune. An astonishing spectacle, amplified by the passage of the Canal du Midi which proudly crosses the landscapes of our South since the end of the XNUMXth century!

Finally, below, the Via Domitia, from 118 BC, barely visible but still there, confirms that the village is one of the most historical places in Occitania.

While strolling through the village you can also admire the Saint-Saturnin Church, in the thirteenth century Gothic style, the eighth century Fontaine du Pouzet, the Clock Tower with its 1492 bell, listed as a Historic Monument.

Then, a few steps from the center of the village, you can see other testimonies of a rich past: two chapels of Visigothic origin, Notre Dame de Miséricorde and Saint Christol, the Malpas, the XNUMXth and XNUMXth windmills, the remains of a Templar commandery which was occupied by the Knights of Saint John of Jerusalem.

Nissan-Lez-Ensérune is a land of wine, and has been a popular place to pass through for centuries. Visitors are pleased to see that the concept of great hospitality is something that hasn't changed over the years.