Away from all the commercial hype of Halloween, the Catalan village of Tressere (66 Pyrenees Orientales, Languedoc-Roussillon) celebrates its Witches Festival (Festa de les Bruixes) 26-27 October 2012:
During the day there are numerous free events throughout the village including children’s workshops, musical entertainment, street theatre and parades, concerts… and spells mainly focussed on
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Ship festival on the Med
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The town of Limoux (11 Aude, Languedoc-Roussillon) south of Carcassonne and in the foothills of the Pyrenees, brightens up the winter months with its Carnaval which it claims as one of the longest in the World often running from January- mid Marchl. (8 Jan – 17 March 2013).
Weekends and Shrove Tuesday (Mardi Gras) tend
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From 17 – 30 September 2011 the south of France comes to London with the Sud de France Festival. This series of events is designed to promote the food and wine of the Languedoc-Roussillon region.
There are numerous tutored tastings of the region’s increasingly impressive wines and opportunities to sample and buy food and
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The Sud de France festival hits London from 17 – 30 September 2010
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There has long been a connection between monastic orders and alcohol – just think of Chatreuse (made by Carthusian Monks, popular since the 1740s. It is composed of distilled alcohol aged with 130 herbal extracts – and still made under the supervision of monks from the monastery). or Benedictine (originally made as a medicinal liqueur
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We tend to connect Brass Bands with gritty northern towns in the UK, but by way of contrast the town of Limoux (11 Aude, Languedoc-Roussillon), south of Carcassonne. is hosting a Brass Band Festival (Festival Limoux Cuivrée Spéciale) from 29 April to 2 May 2010.
Amongst the bands appearing are the UK’s BBC Big Band,
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30 November – 1 December 2012 in the heart of Paris offers an opportunity to taste and learn about wines from many well-known names and most wine regions of France.
Over the 2 days you can taste wines direct from the producer and attend numerous masterclasses to enhance your appreciaton of wine. Unusually there is
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The Minervois region of the Languedoc holds a wide-ranging cultural festivel from 22 October to 4 November 2009 called Les Grands Chemins (the big tracks)
…the established showcase of the Minervois, is preparing its annual fortnight-long festival of the senses – art, culture and fabulous food – all designed to introduce you to the delights
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The winemakers of Banyuls (66 Pyrenees-Orientales, Languedoc-Roussillon) celebrate their Fete des Vendanges from 5-11 October 2009.
An unmissable wine-themed rendez-vous involving encounters with winemakers, exhibitions, lectures, cultural activities and traditional local markets…
For example on Saturday 10 October there is a traditional market featuring local produce in the streets of the town centre;music; the pressing
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