Limoux

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Limoux

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Coat of arms of Limoux
Limoux is located in France
Limoux
Administration
Country France
Region Languedoc-Roussillon
Department Aude
Arrondissement Limoux
Canton Limoux
Mayor Jean-Paul Dupré (PS)
(2008–2014)
Statistics
Elevation 156–740 m (512–2,428 ft)
(avg. 172 m/564 ft)
Land area1 32.41 km2 (12.51 sq mi)
Population2 9,781  (2008)
 - Density 302 /km2 (780 /sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 11206/ 11300
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.
2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Coordinates: 43°03′28″N 2°13′09″E / 43.0578°N 2.2192°E / 43.0578; 2.2192

Limoux is a market town in France. It is the sub-prefecture in the Aude département. It's in the Languedoc-Roussillon région. It lies on the river Aude and is about 30 km (19 mi) due south of Carcassonne.

Culture[change | change source]

The Carnival

The town is well known for its Wine called Limoux wine. It also has a Winter festival called Fècos. It is often called Carnaval de Limoux in France. It is usually between January and Easter.

Markets[change | change source]

  • Weekly market every Friday (or Thursday if a public holiday falls on a Friday).
  • Flea market or Brocante the first Sunday of each month on the Promenade du Tivoli.
  • Evening markets on Tuesdays in July and August.

Places of interest[change | change source]

  • The Musée Petiet (Tourist Information Office),
  • Musée du Piano (Museum of the piano)
  • CathaRama (a history of the Cathar movement).
  • Winery tours at Sieur d'Arques and Aimery.
  • Jardin aux Plantes la Bouichère - Flassian, 2 hectares of gardens which is home to various collections of increasingly rare plant varieties.

Notable people[change | change source]

Limoux was the birthplace of:

Other pages[change | change source]

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