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Monein and its history

Monein is characterised by its varied delights with both a historical centre and rural districts extending over 8000 ha. Monein's centre reveals the largest Gothic church in Béarn, the church of St Girons. The height of its clock tower is impressive and its asymmetric double-shelled upturned boat form of timber roof is unique. It took three generations of builders to complete between 1464 and 1530. A guided tour presents the architecture of this church and the history of the village.

Monein and its vineyards

Jurançon wine was once known as the wine of Monein. You could almost say that Monein is the stronghold of all Jurançon vineyards. What's more, 60% of all Jurançon production comes from Monein. So it's the best place to meet winegrowers. Some of these families have been making wine for five generations. It's not just a history of taste, it's a history of lives.

Monein and its walks

This village is made for walking with its remarkable footpaths and views. An informational footpath starting from the centre of the village ends at the Mairie after crossing vineyards and hills (1 1/2 hours). Another completely shaded informational footpath concentrating on biodiversity crosses the Laring forest. This one and a half hour walk starts from Maison Ticoulat.

  • The church of St Girons in Monein
    Viewpoint for the church of St Girons from the Jurançon vineyard
  • The church of St Girons in Monein
    The church of St Girons in Monein, the largest Gothic church in Béarn
  • The timber roof of the church of St Girons in Monein
    Guided tour in the timber roof of the church of St Girons in Monein
  • Monein Interpretative Trail
    Monein Interpretative Trail
  • The church of St Girons in Monein
  • The church of St Girons in Monein
  • The timber roof of the church of St Girons in Monein
  • Monein Interpretative Trail