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 to be the highlights with parades and floats, music and folk festivals. It all culminates on the last day of Carnaval with the the Nuit de la Blanquette (night of Blanquette) – the local speciality sparkling wine.
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