On our website at Villa Roquette we give information about activities and events happening near us – if you stay with us we can help you find fairs, markets, exhibitions, carnivals plus the best places for golf, fishing, cycling, walking and many many other activities, or just the best beaches and bars.
A new initiative locally is for the wine makers to offer special events, many are organising walks in the beautiful countryside with story tellers, picnics and plenty of wine.
I replied to a recent mail from a reader of our newsletter about other sources of information….
My question for this trip to France is regarding an article and U-tube video you posted in June – Balades in Languedoc. That function was offered up only in July and August, but looked like a great way to spend a day. Are you aware of anything like that that may be available to participate in the last week of October? This trip we hope to have some time to just enjoy the French life.
Gary and Bonnie
Hi Gary and Bonnie
Do call round when you are here and share a bottle 🙂
Some vignerons do these balade I mentioned in my post at http://www.twiku.com/balade-in-languedoc/ in the early summer when there is not a lot happening in the fields, but after late July they don’t have time. By October it is considered too chilly and the tourist season is over so nothing much happens – however by late October all the work is done and the new wines are getting produced, most of the cave cooperative have a big open day, clebration and booze-up. If you can stand up to an hour of endless speeeches, you can then test lots of the latest booze and often get music food and music – some charge a few euro, many are free.
You can tell when the speeches are getting to the end when the local pensioners start edging quietly to the groaning boards of wine and food – make for the bottles that are popular with the chaps with florid noses, this is the good stuff.
Information about local events can be tricky to find – there are a few publications and leaflets, most are available from your local mairie – other information locally online is from ……..