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Best things to do in Puivert

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Establishment
“Iconic medieval castle that features heavily in Kate Mosse's atmospheric 2018 novel, "The Burning Chambers".”
12 locals recommend
Liquor Store
“This local facility is a fantastic social hub that opens all year round. Locals and tourists all enjoy a beer brewed locally in Chalabre by the bar's owners.”
9 locals recommend
Museum
“ A great little find in the heart of the village, lots of history and information on the ancient Troubadours and the instruments they played, there's often a demonstration of the music too.”
6 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“The lake has a beach for swimmers in the summer, a children’s play area and a couple of lively places to eat.”
6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A slightly unusual menu, giving you the choice of both Afghani food and pizzas, both of which are enjoyable! Situated more centrally in the village, it offers plenty of tables inside and also some outside if you prefer outdoor eating.”
4 locals recommend
Café
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“Great family-run lakeside restaurant with friendly staff and simple, delicious food. ”
4 locals recommend
Food
“This cafe is also the village épicerie, run by two people who take the sourcing of their organic products very seriously, you can have a very enjoyable breakfast or lunch there and in the high season, they often do an evening menu too.”
3 locals recommend
Store
1 local recommends
Restaurant
“More of a traditional choice of meat and fish dishes which offers a nice alternative to the other local restaurant menus and at the weekends you can order a big group/family paella.”
1 local recommends
Church
“Lovely lake beach at Puivert just 5km from the moulin. Safe swimming, a sandy shore and a spot of lunch at the beachside cafe.”
16 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Informal grill and bar on the Lac de Puivert. Great for a relaxed lunch or sit and watch the sun go down with a glass of wine and a juicy steak or magret de canard, cooked to perfection! Buy one, get one free during happy hour in the peak summer and listen to live music once or twice a week. Or grab a game of pétanque.”
2 locals recommend
Convenience Store
“A local little shop, easy to reach in a tiny village, so much better than the big Carrefour in Quillan”
1 local recommends
Locality
“Labyrinthe Vert de Nebias Green labyrinth formed by a karstic maze hidden in a preserved oak forest. or put more poetically - the fairy forest and glans..”
10 locals recommend
Point of Interest
1 local recommends
Park
“Situated near the Puivert Castle, the Labyrinth is rich with historical and legendary landmarks. At the start of the path, you will see ruins of medieval windmills right next to the remains of a much more recent Nazi fort demolished by Allied bombings. Then you will travel to the land of legends, with natural wonders like “the squid oak,” “the harp fir tree,” “the fairy’s den,” “the witch’s rock,” “the great rock maze,” and “the ringed rock.” All of these sights are various flora and mineral oddities presented in the local language - Occitan - and explained in French through many descriptive signs. The Labyrinth is totally free, and part of the larger trek, “Le sentier Nature,” is itself a ”
1 local recommends
Route
1 local recommends