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Les Ampelofolies – Truffle Festival
Les Ampelofolies - Truffle Festival

Every year, on the Saint Vincent (patron saint of winemakers), there is a truffle market in Moussoulens.  The market is called les ampelofolies and it celebrates the link between wine, truffles, and all sorts of produits du terroir (including berets apparently). Here are some pictures of les Ampelofolies from January 22, 2012. This event takes [...]

Canal du Midi – Pont du Fresquel
Canal du Midi - Pont du Fresquel

The Canal du Midi, one of the most interesting historical monuments in the entire region passes right through Villemoustaussou.  A few kilometers from the estate, you can park near the Pont du Fresquel canal lock and walk or ride bikes along the Canal du Midi, a UNESCO world heritage site. Advice about Engjoying the Canal [...]

Metairie Montplaisir – Table d’Hote
Metairie Montplaisir - Table d'Hote

A neighborhood table d’hote If you enjoy eating at O’Vineyards Table d’Hote, you might also want to check out our neighbor’s restaurant service.  Metairie Montplaisir is a just fifteen minute drive from O’Vineyards and offers a totally different dining style. Metairie Montplaisir 2 Avenue René Cassin 11600 Conques sur Orbiel 33 4 68 25 87 [...]

Cassoulet
Cassoulet

Carcassonne is a great place to get amazing food because we’re smack in the middle of so many different geographical regions.  You have foie gras and magret de canard from the southwest.  You find great agricultural produce as you move north and west along the Canal du Midi to Toulouse.  There are cheeses to the [...]

Picnic near Gouffre Geant de Cabrespine
Picnic near Gouffre Geant de Cabrespine

Some of our guests visited the Gouffre Geant de Cabrespine, an amazing geological formation north of Carcassonne and O’Vineyards. They planned a lovely picnic in the mountains near Cabrespine. These winding mountain roads that lead to Cabrespine often have beautiful little rest areas and trails alongside them. If you bring a picnic basket, you’re bound [...]

Picnic in Castle Ruins near Carcassonne
Picnic in Castle Ruins near Carcassonne

A few nights ago, I visited the castle ruins of the Chateaux de Lastours with a picnic basket and some guests. I’m a big fan of picnics.  They’re a fantastic way to enjoy the natural surroundings and historic sites of the region around O’Vineyards.  Plus, if you ever have one of the really big meals [...]