Talairan is an important commune in the Corbières, located in a beautiful plain, with very pleasant and beautiful shady avenues. The village is surrounded by vast and rich vineyards producing a very reputable wine.
Talairan, a long history
Called Talairanum (834), the story of Talairan goes back to earliest antiquity. It is also the story of the lords who were a branch of the great house of Narbonne. Aymeri de Narbonne was the first of the line of the Talairan barons (1260).
The village was once fortified; we see two old main entrances and many vestiges of the ramparts. The castle is now completely transformed into private homes.
To see in Talairananum
- The marble virgin, Our Lady of the Aire, of Talairan’s parish church has great merit, a charming small 12th century chapel is located nearby (Madame Raymonde Poursine has the key). A walking route leads there and it’s also ideal for a mountain bike ride.
- The village washhouse (Le lavoir à pétales) is listed among the hundred most beautiful wash houses in France. The small basin was once used for the laundry of the sick.
- Fortified door with beaten crest, rue Nego-Saoumos
- Signed trails: The ‘Terroir St Victor’ trail, the ‘Facteur’ Trail
- A street laid out in a circulatory style – The Tréviac Tower XII and XIV centuries.
Rivers and waterways of Talairan
The commune of Talairan covers 36.3 km² and had 465 inhabitants at the last population census of 2015. Sitting at 183 meters above sea level, the River Nielle, the Vals Stream, the Rémouly Stream are the main waterways that traverse the commune of Talairan.
The town is close to the Regional Nature Reserve of Haut-Languedoc.
Villages near Talairan : Tournissan, Saint Pierre des Champs et Lagrasse.