20 april 2009

My World no 7

Another town I’m getting in love with is Limoux. The town is also located in Languedoc-Roussillon and in the department Aude, just like La Pène and 25 min away.

When I take the road over the “sunrise ridge”, I get to Alaigne and further to Limoux, one of many medieval towns in France. These pictures from Limoux you will not find in the tourist brochures. Nowadays it’s so easy to google all the official and touristic information you need. The daily life is different. So, take a little walk with me.

I usually park outside the town centre and walk in. When I’m going in from a side that is new to me, I take pictures so it is easy to come back out again the same way. It is many small Citroëns so loosing my car wouldn’t be difficult.

Fra Limoux

I think I will recognize these buildings on my way back

Fra Limoux

This is the centre square and were the weekly market on Fridays take place.

It’s cafés around the square, so when you want a coffee it’s ok to take the dog with you in when it’s cold.

Fra Limoux

The church in Limoux is from the same period and architecture as the church in Mirepoix

Behind the church is the river Aude. When we cross the bridge we find another part of Limoux. Even more pittoresque and not quite so busy.

Here is a little paradis to explore along the shore of Aude

Here is the view of the backside of the church also very impressive and beautiiful

Not everyone take a no for a no.

Boule is one of the national games in France. Every boy between 1 – 100+  plays that. Every town or place with self respect  has a field for Boule

Presentation is important

Fra Limoux

Leclerc is a chain of superstores, but to me they are not just any supermarket, they are so typically charming French. They are modern too, they don’t close their storers in “Midi” from 12:00 to 14:00

If you park your car under the Syrah sign it’s easily located when you come back

or the Sauvignon

This picture is from within the supermarket, to us Norwegians it’s kind of special to find bottles like this at the same place as food. It’s many an excellent meal at Maison Tranquille that starts at Leclerc in Limoux.

Please check the tourist information for more famous information, and enjoy the rest of the world here: mwtblack

14 kommentarer:

Guy D sa...

All are great shots, thanks for the tour.

Have a great week!
Guy
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ewok1993 sa...

It looks like a fascinating town. Thanks for the tour.

Erin sa...

i enjoyed my tour of the little town...quite nice it is and reminds me of some towns in italy. lovely and modern market...
thanks for sharing

SandyCarlson sa...

Looks like a wonderful place to love!

Kathiesbirds sa...

All good photos. What a place! Thanks for showing it to us.

Titania sa...

I really enjoyed my tour with you through this beautiful township of Limoux. It is great to see places which are not overrun by tourists. I also enjoy that you show everyday life. Here, Alcohol is not sold in supermarkets. Alcohol is available in bottle shops!

Mary Elizabeth sa...

Beautiful photos, great angles.
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kayleen sa...

Thanks for taking us along on your tour. Beautiful town and beautiful photos. I like that they allow dogs in the restaurant!

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Sylvia K sa...

I love the all your photos! what a delightful place! would love to see it for myself! Thanks for the tour! Delightful!

Jenn Jilks sa...

Marvellous!

Indrani sa...

You seem to be living amidst beautiful surroundings. Lovely shots!

mountain.mama sa...

Very interesting post, it makes me want to visit France.

Rinkly Rimes sa...

Sorry to ignore the fabulous shots but I couldn't help noticing the blue and red bag. Those bags must be everywhere on earth!

Arija sa...

A charming town with aneasy pace of llife and architectural styles from gothis right through to modern. The river is so relaxing and playing boule. Very nice post.

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