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Limoux

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Limoux is a commune and subprefecture in the Aude department, a part of the ancient Languedoc province and the present-day Occitanie region in southern France. It lies on the river Aude about 30km due south of Carcassonne. Its vineyard is famous for being first to produce sparkling wine known as Blanquette de Limoux.Blanquette de LimouxBlanquette 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 abbey in Saint-Hilaire, Aude.CultureThe town is perhaps best known for its Winter festival called Fecas, often referred to as a Carnival or Fête. It is generally referred to as Carnaval de Limoux in French language.
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