For a little while I’ve been thinking about an events page for this blog – there is no better time than the new year to start this!! 🙂 On the new page, I will list upcoming events in and around the area, which you might enjoy. I will try and update the page as often as possible – if there is an event you think should be listed here, please drop me a line. If you want to visit the area and need accommodation please head to www.midihideaways.com . Here now are the events I have added to the new page. This is only the start . . .
Limoux Carnival – 03.01.2016 – 13.03.2016
The good people of Limoux take their carnival very serious. Different groups have the run of the central square every Saturday and Sunday during the carnival period. It’s always a fun festival to visit – I have previously written about it here.
Fete du Mimosa in Roquebrun – 14.02.2016
The Fete du Mimosa is a must if you are in the area – a great fun fete! I have visited many times and I’ve written about it here.
Grand Deballage in Pezenas – 01.05.2016
This is one of the larges antiques and flea markets in the area, with at least 150 stands. Serious bargains can be found if you are prepared to look! I’ll try and be there – should be good fun!
Tour de France 2016 – 13.07.2016 and 14.07.2016
On July 13, the cyclists of the Tour de France will be racing from Carcassonne to Montpellier. Rumour has it that the route may be going through Minerve and past La Caunette, but nothing has been confirmed yet. On the following day the Tour will go from Montpellier to Mont Ventoux. This should be an interesting stage, as the cyclists have to climb more than 1300m in altitude! Here’s a post from when the Tour came through Saint-Chinian a few years ago!
Bastille Day, all over the area – 14.07.2016
France celebrates her national holiday in great style – parties and fireworks take place in pretty much every village! Some fireworks parties take place on the 13th (e.g. Beziers) and some on the 14th (e.g. Saint-Chinian and Bize-Minervois). Not to be missed!
Fete du Cru, Saint-Chinian – 17.07.2016
A whole day of wine tasting, a not to be missed event in Saint-Chinian. You can read about a previous fete here.