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May 22, 2013 - Limoux and St. Hilaire

After getting back so late yesterday, we rested this morning then headed to Limoux after lunch. Limoux is famous for the production of sparkling white wine. It has a marvelous church named in honor of St. Martin, a Roman soldier that converted to Christianity during the reign of the Emperor Constantine and was later martyred. The church has the grandeur of a cathedral and in fact was one briefly when an archbishop used it as his base for a time. I found information on the web that the church was in existence before 982 CE. The church was...

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Sep 13, 2012 - Limoux

Today was raining in morning so decided to do some more research work and drove to the chateau at Aragon to get familiar with location. Drove through fields of sunflowers and the chateau is perched high on a hill with amazing views. We had message from Laiana that the 10k walk her and Jess started from our village at St Hilaire now had them caught in heavy rain so we headed back to try and find them after collecting dry clothes for them. We found them in a cute cozy tavern in a village called Piusson. Wow factor for this little village had...

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Mar 8, 2011 - Mardi Gras @ Limoux

It really didn’t look like the town of Limoux was going to erupt into frenzied Mardi Gras activity any time soon. We gave each other a rough approximation of a gallic shrug and sat down at one of the many cafes which ringed the town square. We tried to be equally philosophical as we got the bill for five euros for our two coffees (five? Five?), and settled down to see what would happen. The chap at the next table told me all about his dog as he petted Doug. Dead, apparently. This was not looking promising. We had come to Limoux especially...

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