It’s Limoux Carnival Time !

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 carnaval

limoux carnival

limoux

limoux clown

limoux france

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!

See Hotels in Limoux

 

The Official Carnival Program – January – Feburary – March…

06 Jan LES MEUNIERS


12 Jan
LES PICHOUNS – LES TAPS
13 Jan
L’ARAGOU

19 Janvier
LAS COUDENOS- LES ESTABOUSITS
20 Jan
LES ARCADIENS

26 Janvier
LES MAÏNATCHES – LES COPIN’S
27 Janvier
LE PONT VIEUX

02 Feb
LES REMENILS – LES INFIALURS D ACHILLE
03 Feb
LE TIVOLI

09 Février
LES PIOTOS – LES DROLES
10 Feb
MONTE CRISTO

12 Février ( MARDI GRAS )
LES ANCIENS

16 Feb
LES ENCANTADOS – LAS POUPINETOS
17 Février
LES AÏSSABLES

23 Feb
LES BROUNZINAÏRES – LES RAMBAÏURS
24 Février
LES BLANQUETIERS

02 Mar
LES PEBRADOUS – LES SIEURS D’ARQUES
03 Mar
LE PARADOU

09 Mar
CARNAVALS DU MONDE
LES AFOGATS

10 Mar
SORTIE DE TOUTES LES BANDES

11 Mar
SORTIE DES ECOLES

12 Mar
SORTIE DES ECOLES

13 Mar
CONCOURS DE TRAVESTIS ENFANTINS

15 Mar
LES RETRAITES

16 Mar
LES LIMOUXINS – LES JOUVES

17 Mar
NUIT DE LA BLANQUETTE ( Soirée de clôture )
LAS FENNOS

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.

 

Share

Category: South France Attractions, South France Traditions, South France Travel | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | No comments yet


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>