Limoux Carnival

“Te Counaissi” - it looks and sounds familiar, and yet..... If you happen to be in Languedoc between January and the two weeks before Easter, and you're passing through the town of Limoux, it could well be an expression you hear. It's the tease or taunt spoken by the masked Pierrots taking part in the region's famous Carnival; and...

A Celebration To Savour.

In early September, Vin en Vacances was asked to arrange a 60th birthday celebration of some magnitude. The birthday girl had assembled 22 members of family and friends in Carcassonne and wanted to share her special day with wine tasting, sightseeing and enjoying a very special French lunch. Now 22 people is a significant size group to transport, so we...

Chapter 1 – From Quantity to Quality

The Wines of the Languedoc-Roussillon by Wendy Gedney - Chapter 1 I remember the first time I came to the Languedoc-Roussillon.  It was the summer of 1990 and in those days I could hardly be described as a wine connoisseur, in fact quite the opposite. Yes I liked to drink wine but my taste had not developed beyond a glass...

Februarys’ News from Languedoc

Welcome to Februarys' news roundup from the team at Vin en Vacances. We are getting excited as the new season is about to start and we have some wonderful new wine & food tours and some great wine holidays for you. Read on and I hope we will tempt you to pay the Languedoc a visit this year. Happy Birthday Canal du...

Cathars, Sunshine & Wine

A view over vineyards in the valley
The Languedoc region is blessed with many things but I think three of the most enticing things for visitors is the climate, the wine and the history and here at Vin en Vacances we have devised a tour that guarantees all of this. Catharism was a religious cult that spread through many parts of Europe during the 12th and 13th...