Limoux is bubbly, festive and sporty. Its emblem could be considered the four hundred year old Pont Neuf Bridge that links the big and little cities by crossing the Aude River. The tiny streets bordered by arches make up the ancient neighborhood. Limoux is a city of festivals, where the atmosphere is always friendly. The city’s famous Carnival celebration, one of the oldest in France, is the place to be every weekend from January to the end of March. And Mardi Gras is honored as well! Know also for being the capitol of the Blanquette, a delicious French stew, and for its Carnival, many other festivals also take place in Limeaux like the annual Chefs and Bells. The architecture is stunning and the city boasts four wonderful museums. The Petiet Museum opens up the Petiet family’s painting studio and shows how it would have been in the late 19th century.
The Piano Museum, located in the Saint Jaques Church, exposes a beautiful collection of over one hundred pieces. A restored industrial building houses the Museum of Animated Mechanical Devices, these pieces of animals, counts, countesses, knights, musicians and figurines all making music will transport you back to your childhood dreams. Also, don’t skip the Printers, where you can see a printing workshop from the era of Gutenberg.
Office de tourisme
7 av du pont de France
Tel : 04 68 31 11 82