Awaken to Limoux in the Langeudoc

Bonjour mes amis,

Last entry was about Limoux,a fabulous town in the Languedoc Roussillon area of southern France but I wanted to show you more of the heart of the town-around the area of its centre square or Place de la Republique when the great Carnival ( remember isn’t on and life has resumed to normality once again.

When you’re there, you’ll notice many half timbered buildings around its edges, many modern shops and restaurants, bank, cinema and wine outlets (Atelier de Vignerons) embedded in historic facades. There’s a lovely wide sunny plaza to sip coffee and fix your attention upon the locals going about their daily chores and who queue for great takeaway food to take home, from a myriad of gourmet and speciality food shops.

Yes, my french awakening discovered plenty of gourmet outlets in nooks and crannies around the town’s centre of Limoux. It boasts of at least seven divine delicatessans who will comply to your every desire and a fine artisan butcher who can weld his knife to any grain fed quivering carcass in such an adept manner, it brings him multiple local awards for his skills.Try catching up with him for something divine to cook if you prefer eating in one glorious French evening.

As far as scenery, Limoux (on the ville fleurie listing) is beautifully nestled around the river Aude and paints an idyllic picture. Photographers can snap away to their heart’s content.

We can all learn a lot from the locals here especially about food and wine. This kind of knowledge can never go astray, don’t you think? You can take it back home with you and bring a little bit of southern France into your own kitchen! One just merely needs to spend some time there to test this theory. You may put on a few kilos here but you certainly won’t forget the experience!

Limoux- it’s just waiting for you!

Au Revoir,

Best Wishes, Therese Waddell

copyright@Therese Waddell 2011


2 Responses to “Awaken to Limoux in the Langeudoc”

  1. HI Therese,
    It all sounds so yummy.
    The extra kilos would be worth it!
    Marg x

    • Hi Marg, Yes you would love the life here and of course no one seems to diet in France! There’s also a fairly big art group In Limoux as well so you would be like a pig in mud ( so to speak!) love Therese x

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