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Events and Activities

City:Carcassonne

Tournoi de la citadelle

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Béhourd Championship. Béhourd is a sport that is in line with the medieval tournaments in France. The Béhourd consists of teams on feet combatin complete armor and with not sharp metal weapons of several forms: one or two handed swords, one-handed or two-handed axes, mowers, etc. The objective of the fight is to ground the opponents with these weapons or other authorized blows (Kicking, shielding, taking ...). The team that still has at least one standing fighter has won.
Date: April 15th, 16th 2017
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eyecandyAddress:THEATRE JEAN DESCHAMPS, 11000 Carcassonne
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Canal du Midi Short Cruises - Carcassonne

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Short Canal du Midi cruises (from 1 1/2 hour to 3 hours) starting from the pier in front of the railroad station of Carcassonne.
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eyecandyAddress:Promenade du Canal, Carcassonne
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Toques et clochers

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This year "Toques et clochers"* event takes place on the Saturday before Palm Sunday in Limoux, some 25km (15 mi) southwest of Carcassonne.
The event includes a popular wine festival - dégustations, music on the streets of Limoux - as well as a wine auction on behalf of the 42 villages that bear the Limoux appellation - who use the fonds for the restauration of their historic monuments.
This is a major event in the world of wine. The second largest wine auction in France after the Hospices de Beaune, and a great opportunity that brings together for a weekend winemakers, wine professionals, restaurateurs and customers in an amazing festive atmosphere. "Toques et Clochers" is organized by Sieur d'Arques since 1990.
Date: April 8th 2017

Clocher is in Limoux region the equivalent of a wine château in Bordeaux.
*translated as "Hats and Bells"!
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