Crémant

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Blanquette de Limoux is produced around the city of Limoux. The main grape of the wine is Mauzac, followed by Chardonnay and Chenin Blanc. Wine historians believe that the world’s first sparkling wine was produced in this region in 1531, by the monks at the abbaye in Saint-Hilaire, Aude.

The heart of the town is the place de la République, a wide square with some fine stone arcading and a number of timber framed houses. Limoux straddles the river Aude and the banks are lined with grand houses, especially on the eastern side, the so-called Petite Ville (lit. “Small City”).

The town likes to party in a most un-selfconscious way and for its own pleasure rather than for the sake of tourists. While worth visiting in itself, it is also an excellent base for discovering the history of the region and is ideally placed for exploring the coast, the mountains and some of the finest walking country in France.

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.