Poilhes is a popular stopping place on the Canal du Midi. It is a beautiful old village with a “épicerie,” a tapas bar and various restaurants. It is close to the archaeological ruins of Oppidum d’Esérune where the canal passes under the hill through the tunnel of Malpas.
The village is higher than the surrounding vineyards and therefore offers many vantage points from which to view the mountains of the Pyrenees.
A few kilometers away is the lively town of Capestang, another community built around the Canal du Midi, where one will find an atmospheric central square and a twice-weekly market, on Wednesday and Sunday morning. It is also well served by several large supermarkets.
Poilhes is situated very favourably. It is a quiet place but it provides an excellent base for visiting the coast and the interesting regional historic towns: Beziers, Narbonne and Montpellier.