Communes au Noms Burlesques - French towns with dirty names

Remember that CouchSurfing group that was hitchhiking to all the French towns with dirty names in the southwest?

Bouzillé at towns with dirty names parade

I feel like an honorary citizen of Bouzillé

Well it turns out there is a club of French towns with naughty names. And they have an annual parade.

Well, this means I get to expand my list of favorite town names. Maybe we should do a wine tasting of wines that come from burlesque villages.

Most of the following aren’t so much naughty as they are slightly pejorative or just silly-sounding.  And they’re all in the Languedoc Roussillon:

  • Bourg-Madame (Get the Mrs. drunk)
  • Saint-Arnac (Saint Ripoff)
  • Saint Jean de Cuculles (just naughty-sounding)
  • Conas (since we pronounce the S’s at the end of words, bitch)
  • Fourtou (an out of the way place where you put all your crap)
  • Les Cassés (the broken ones)

Getting into the neighboring region of Midi-Pyrenées, we get a little naughtier:

  • Seix
  • Salau
  • Arnac-sur-Dourdou
  • Cornus
  • Condom
  • Montcuq
  • Belbèse

How to find us

Domaine O’Vineyards, located in the North Arrondissement of Carcassonne, is just minutes from the Carcassonne train station, the Medieval City, and the Carcassonne Airport.
GPS coordinates: 43.259622, 2.340387

Wine, Dine, Relax at our Boutique Vineyard
Unique thing to do in Carcassonne
Wine Cellar. Winery Visits. Wine Tasting.
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North Arrondissement of Carcassonne
885 Avenue de la Montagne Noire
11620 Villemoustaussou, France
Tel: +33(0) 630 189 910

  1. Best by GPS.
    Follow the signs to Mazamet/ Villemoustaussou using the D118. At the end of the last straight part of D118, you will come to a roundabout with the Dyneff gas station.
  2. Take the exit towards Pennautier. Continue 500m to a small roundabout and go straight over.
  3. Look out for the second road on your right, Avenue des Cévennes which curves up hill (about 1km) to Avenue de la Montagne Noire on the left.
  4. At the last juction, bear left. the road sign “Ave de la Montagne Noire” (confusing as it seems to show a right turn)
  5. After another 500m you will see our red brick color building in the middle of the vines.