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A Carnival Festival in Occitanie: Mardi Gras Costumes & Customs of Limoux France

Enjoy colorful cultural celebrations? Revel in the pageantry of one of the world's longest Mardi Gras Carnival festivals, held in Limoux, a medieval city of Occitanie region of Southern France. BCD's account of this vibrant tradition is written by local resident Christine Barrely who shares the history of the Limoux Carnival, its masks, pierrot costumes and roots in pagan rituals.

A Carnival Festival in Occitanie: Mardi Gras Costumes & Customs of Limoux France

Tour of Aude Department in Occitanie Region of France: Follow in Footsteps of Cathars from Carcassonne to Rennes-le-Chateau

Enamored of French chateaus? Intrigued by ancient mysticism? Fascinated by Medieval history? Then the Aude department of France's Occitanie region is a must to experience! Here are ten enchanting locales in Occitanie's cultural landscape shaped by 12th century spiritual movement of the Cathars & the Albigensian Crusade conducted against them!

Tour of Aude Department in Occitanie Region of France: Follow in Footsteps of Cathars from Carcassonne to Rennes-le-Chateau