Languedoc-Roussillon Local Customs

  • War Memorial in Alet les Bains
    War Memorial in Alet les Bains
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Languedoc-Roussillon Local Customs

  • Language use

    You can sometimes hear Catalan in this part of France but regardless of whether the person you meet speaks French, Catalan, or both, they are unlikely to make any effort to communicate with you in another language. Between my wife and I, we speak seven languages, but not Catalan or French. No one is willing to speak a second language except for the...

  • Catalan Culture - Catalan Village

    Although Catalan culture is easy to see and find, it never quite comes across as prevalent in this region. Catalan goods, flags, language signs, and speech are sometimes seen or heard in this region, but it always seems kind of elevated, forced, or put on display. it doesn't seem to have tha natural feel, fluidity or grace as it does on Spain's...

  • Country baker

    Don't go to a country baker late in the afternoon. the goods really do lose their freshness even if they are edible. One of the things you find consistently is fresh pizza! Mama Mia! I thought we were in France, not Italy! anyways, the local pizzas are of the sheet variety, where you get one square, but not in the old, traditional way, where the...

  • compete with the locals

    Every year a evening full of games are played in Vernet-les-Bains. Local clubs and teams from campgrounds or hotels compete for the title. The games in 2003 were: sawing a treestump, hitting 5 big nails in a treestump, clogg walking, water pooring and hay-carrying. To proove men are not the only hotshots who have a chance our campground entered a...

  • wine

    In this region the famous sweet Roussillon wines are grown. If you visit in summer you can see the grapes on the vines. For miles and miles fields are filled with this green plants. In autumn the grapes are harvested and the farmers make wine out of them.

  • catalan

    Although Roussillon was taken from the Spanish in 1659 it still remains culturally part of Catalonia and the Catalan language is still in everyday use with French spoken by many only as a second language.You will see the catalan flag, red and yellow striped, all around.Many names of villages are in two languages: french and catalan.


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