It’s that fun time of the year again for the longest running carnival in the world… The Limoux Carnival runs for an amazing three months! From January to March, every Saturday and Sunday at 11am, 16 h30 and 22 h, the Mardi Gras 11 h, 17 h and 22 h, the arcades of the Place de la République resonate to the sound of traditional music by carnival bands.
The Carnival is a lively and colourful spectacle with wonderful costumes, parades and music. The streets come to life with the vibrant atmosphere and the traditional Pierrot clowns with their distinctive white painted faces march and dance around to amuse the many spectators…
Limoux is best known for this annual festival. It is also called “Fecas” or “Carnaval de Limoux” in French language. This ancient festival is conducted in Occitan, the traditional language of the area (In Occitan the word Fecas is the name of a dance characteristic of the festival). This Festival is very popular for tourists and locals alike!
The Official Carnival Program – January – Feburary – March…
06 Jan LES MEUNIERS
LES PICHOUNS – LES TAPS
LAS COUDENOS- LES ESTABOUSITS
LES MAÏNATCHES – LES COPIN’S
LE PONT VIEUX
LES REMENILS – LES INFIALURS D ACHILLE
LES PIOTOS – LES DROLES
12 Février ( MARDI GRAS )
LES ENCANTADOS – LAS POUPINETOS
LES BROUNZINAÏRES – LES RAMBAÏURS
LES PEBRADOUS – LES SIEURS D’ARQUES
CARNAVALS DU MONDE
SORTIE DE TOUTES LES BANDES
SORTIE DES ECOLES
SORTIE DES ECOLES
CONCOURS DE TRAVESTIS ENFANTINS
LES LIMOUXINS – LES JOUVES
NUIT DE LA BLANQUETTE ( Soirée de clôture )
More about the Town: Limoux (French pronunciation: [limu]; Occitan: Limós [liˈmus]) is in the Aude department, a part of Languedoc-Roussillon region in southern France. It lies on the river Aude about 30 km (19 mi) due south of Carcassonne in the South of France.