Our guest house "Au Pied du Figuier" is a stone's throw from Limoux, in the heart of the vineyards of the Aude, Pays Cathare, in Occitania (Ex Languedoc Roussillon).
The blanquette of Limoux and Crémant are now well known. These sparkling wines have no need to envy the traditional Champagne that was produced much later. Blanquette is composed oft 90% Mauzac grape, the Crémant is dominant Chardonnay.
But the terroir of the region also produces a variety of wines, AOC, red or white. Limoux blancs are aged in oak barrels and made with Chardonnay, Chenin and Mauzac, while red AOC must be made up of at least 3 of these 6 grape varieties: Merlot, Malbec, Syrah, Grenache, Cabernet franc or Cabernet Sauvignon.
A loop of 6 kms which will allow you to discover the rehabilitation of the huts of vineyards and orchards formerly abandoned around Limoux.
The route can be done on foot, by bike or on horseback.
Every year, on the last weekend of June, a festive day allows you to discover the new huts among the 28 that still have to be renovated. 12 have already been completed, the volunteer association ""Entre Magrie et Cournanel" composed of winemakers love of the land and its heritage
Anne de Joyeuse winery makes wine for nearly 90 years the wines of Limoux and the Upper Aude Valley.
A cooperative cellar located in Limoux and which will be able to advise you for your purchases of wines and their accompaniment with foods.
Do not miss the cassoulet that you must have tasted in the famous cassarole dish before leaving! Here is the
Limoux has developed a recipe quite similar, but lighter, since it consists only of pork, but also of white beans served separately.
Recipe of the fricassee of Limoux
Do not miss either the limouxine salad, mixing gizzards of duck, foie gras and dried duck breast. You could eat it at our table d'hôtes
You see, a generous cuisine, but not light!