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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 [...]

The Beret Game
The Beret Game

There are many wonderful ways to pass time in the south of France.  But one of my favorites is the Beret Game.  It’s very simple.  You go to an outdoor event or public place and try to find the largest concentration of berets possible. If you have a camera, the goal is to take a [...]

New Years on a Vineyard
New Years on a Vineyard

If you’re still not sure what to do for New Years, think about coming to O’Vineyards in the south of France. We’re a short drive from Toulouse and Montpellier so it could be a perfect weekend getaway. Or folks from the UK and Ireland might hop over to Carcassonne via RyanAir to enjoy a little [...]

Fête des Vendanges – Carcassonne
Fête des Vendanges - Carcassonne

The third Thursday of October kicks off the Fête des Vendanges in Carcassonne.  It’s a large celebration where local winemakers team up with local restaurants and put on a lavish show.  You can wander around the Place Carnot or Place Eggenfelden, enjoy lots of food and wine, and listen to some pretty cool music. O’Vineyards [...]