Limoux is the cradle of the oldest sparkling wine in the World (1531), the Blanquette de Limoux, the Mauzac varietals, Chardonnay and Chenin. This wine is high foam in a glass vial and capped with a cork retained a link. He served as an aperitif or after a meal. The soil of Limoux also has a fabulous white wine named after its grape variety, Chardonnay. A big demonstration called Toques and Steeples held each year in mid-April. On this occasion, the greatest chefs and sommeliers in the world buy auction oak barrels integers. The benefit of this sale are used to restore the towers of the designation. Limoux is also known for its Carnival, considered the longest in the world. It lasts 3 months from January to March every weekend and week folklore. It is characterized by alternating bands out only clowns in the main square of the city.