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France-Limoux-Pont neuf1.jpg
Pont-Neuf of Limoux
Coat of arms of Limoux
Coat of arms
Limoux is located in France
Country France
Region Occitanie
Department Aude
Arrondissement Limoux
Intercommunality Communauté de communes du Limouxin et du Saint-Hilairois
Mayor Jean-Paul Dupré
(2014 - 2020)
Elevation 156–740 m (512–2,428 ft)
(avg. 172 m/564 ft)
Land area1 32.41 km2 (12.51 sq mi)
Population2 10,180  (2012)
 - Density 314 /km2 (810 /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 (Occitan: Limós) is a French commune, a subprefecture in the Aude department. It is in the Languedoc-Roussillon region. It is also the capital of the arrondissement of Limoux.

Geography[change | change source]

Limoux lies on the Aude river and is about 30 km (19 mi) due south of Carcassonne.

The commune of Limoux has an area of 32.41 km2 (12.51 sq mi) and its average altitude is 172 m (564 ft).

Limoux and its neighboring communes
Map of the commune of Limoux

The commune of Limoux is surrounded by the communes:

Population[change | change source]

With a population of 10,180,[1] Limoux has a population density of 314 inhabitants/km2.

The inhabitants of this city are known, in French, as Limouxins (women: Limouxines).[2]

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:

Twinned and partner towns[change | change source]

Limoux is twinned with:

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Populations lègales 2012 - 11-Aude" (in French). Populations légales 2012 des départements et des collectivités d'outre-mer. Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 16 July 2015.
  2. "Aude (11)" (in French). Retrieved 16 July 2015.

Other websites[change | change source]