A small village nestled into the foot hills of the Black Mountains, just a short distance from the famous cite of Carcassonne, Caune Minervois was THE home of marble in France.  The first recorded settlement here was in 780AD, although other settlements probably existed before then

There is undoubtedly lots of history and stories surrounding the Albigensian Crusade and the Cathares, but I’m not going to cover that now.

Because this area is so rich in marble, where the local colour is a deep blood red, you find marble used everywhere, pavements (sidewalks), window munions, seats, corners of houses and fireplaces.

You can purchase this print from my Gallery >>