January - March: Limoux Festival- France’s longest duration carnival takes place on Saturday and Sundays.
14th July : Bastille Day! Get to the Cite at Carcassonne for a spectacular fireworks display
“L’embrasement de la Cite” (setting the city ablaze!) This is an amazing spectacle, but get to Carcassonne early to find a good viewing spot! There are plenty of food vendors on the streets so spend all day in this beautiful medieval city, fireworks are normally set off at 10:00 p.m / 10:30 p.m, you can get up to the minute information at the castle.
There are many events held in the village of Axat across the year, many in the Place du Maroc, just across from the house, including the High village meal, Lotto night, wine tasting events and the Vide Grenier (literally 'clearing the attic'). Dates for all of these events can be found on the noticeboard on the Place du Maroc.