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Colors of Languedoc-Roussillon - traditions, festivals, mentality and lifestyle

LesOrgues The region is rich cultural traditions; it enjoys continued popularity among fans of event tourism. Perpignan alone hosts several major holidays during the year. Semaine Sainte et la Procession de la Sanch is one of the biggest cultural events and celebrations in the region; the holiday has been spent first in the early Middle Ages and since than many traditions haven’t changed.
Languedoc is very interesting from a historical perspective; each of local towns certainly has its unique historic spirit. Near Toulouse there is an ancient town of Albi, the main symbol of … Open
The main event is a religious holiday procession of penitents; this process may seem quite strange to foreign guests. All marchers are dressed in special costumes called caperutxa that consist of spacious capes of red and black colors with peaked caps covering face. This outfit was used during the celebration in the 15th century. The procession is accompanied with songs and drums. Travelers won’t see such an event in any other city in the country.
Every year on April 23 Sant Jordi is celebrated in Perpignan; bread, roses and books are symbols of this beautiful historic celebration. Saint George or Sant Jordi is considered the patron saint of Catalonia, so the holiday is celebrated on a large scale and with special solemnity. Over the years, holiday traditions have changed significantly; now all the important events take place in the central square of Gambetta. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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There is the all-day book fair and book giveaways at schools at that day. Roses symbolize the blood of the dragon defeated by St. George, so you could see fragrant scarlet flowers literally everywhere. Fans of Catalan wine would enjoy this beautiful vintage holiday too, as the festival is certainly accompanied by tastings; bread has been the main treat on those tastings for many years.
Perpignan - Castillet Bullfighting fans have to visit Nimes, as in late May it hosts the colorful festival, Feria de Nimes. Performances of matadors remain main events of the celebration; festival guests can also diversify their leisure visiting fairs, musical concerts, gastronomic events and watching fireworks. Feria de Nimes has been celebrated annually since 1952; it starts in Whitsun and usually lasts for five days.
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Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Languedoc-Roussillon
♥   Ancienne cathédrale Saint-Fulcran, Lodève, 16.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Ancienne cathédrale Saint-Nazaire, Béziers, 28 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Ancienne cathédrale Saint-Étienne, Agde, 35.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Ancienne cathédrale Saint-Pons, Saint-Pons-de-Thomières, 41.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilique-Cathédrale Saint-Pierre et Saint-Paul, Montpellier, 49.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Co-cathédrale Saint-Just et Saint-Pasteur, Narbonne, 49.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilique Notre-Dame des Tables, Montpellier, 50.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Languedoc-Roussillon
♥   Castle 'Château de Roquessels' Hérault, 5.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Pézenas' Hérault, 17.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Bélarga' Hérault, 18.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Valros' Hérault, 20.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Guilhem' Hérault, 22.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Vendres' Hérault, 32.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Fayet' Aveyron, 34.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo

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Viaduc de Millau

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Viaduc de Millau, located in the surroundings of the homonymous city of France, is one of the highest bridges on earth. The height of one of their supports has the record value of 341 meters. The bridge is over the valley of the Tarn river. The design of the unique bridge was developed by the outstanding modern engineer Michel Virlogeux and the well-known British architect Norman Foster. The construction of the bridge in the mountain area has optimized the traffic between two large cities of France - Paris and Béziers. … Read further
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Traditions and festivals in cities around Languedoc-Roussillon

Cityguide on traditions, mentality and lifestyle of people in Languedoc-Roussillon. Learn the best periods to visit Languedoc-Roussillon to discover its soul - authentic festivals, events and celebrations. We will also reveal the interesting habits, attitude towards the world and to tourists in Languedoc-Roussillon.
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