Discover Limoux and its surroundings
Limoux is a charming little town on the Aude River, just 25 km south of Carcassonne. Located in the heart of the Cathar country, it is rich in over 2,000 years of history, endowed with a splendid cultural and historic heritage. Limoux, town of the Blanquette, the world's first sparkling wine, created in 1531, and its Carnival, the oldest and longest in the world, is a must-see for every photographer.
Not to be missed is also the Automata museum, the Piano Museum, tracing the history of the manufacture of the piano, and the Petiet Museum (celebrating the work of locally born artist, Marie Petiet). A relaxing walk in the Bouichère Gardens where rare plant species are being preserved, and which features scented plants, or a visit to the very old pilgrim monastery, Notre Dame de Marceille, are also enjoyable experiences.
Today, the reputation of Limoux and its events, such as the ‘Toques et Clochers' (Chefs' Hats and Bell Towers), the World longest Carnival, the Festival Cuivrée spéciale, the Festival NAVA (theater), concerts, La FERIA or the ‘Nuit des Bulles’ attract thousands of visitors from all over the world. We are proud to say that 40 weeks a year something is going on in Limoux.
Limoux is ideally placed for exploring the Cathar Castles, Rennes le Chateau and its hidden treasure, Rennes les Bains with the thermal springs, the gorges de Galamus and the Hermitage, and of course, Carcassonne and its fortified town and the Canal du Midi, 2 world heritage sites.
Needless to say, for the more energetic there are sports and activities galore. Walking, cycling, horse riding, sailing and kayaking ....the list goes on! Golf is available in Carcassonne as is rafting on the Aude River or a dip in Alet les Bains. Have we convinced you to visit us?