In these strange times we are pleasantly surprised with a promotional video for our bed and breakfast.
With thanks to our brother-in-law for the beautiful images and sound!
The Tour de France 2021 comes close to us!
13e étape – Vendredi 9 Juillet 2021
Nîmes → Carcassonne
Distance : 220 Km – Type : Plat
Geen gasten bij La Maison Chabbert vanwege de corona-crisis, of toch een? Een kleine uil, ‘une chouette’, heeft om onderdak gevraagd.
Exciting! I hope to get the chance to do my bit soon.
Click on the video for our Christmas greetings!
Olargues and Assignan, special villages to visit in the Languedoc from La Maison Chabbert. Yesterday they were presented in an episode of 3 Op Reis. Just look!
Very nice video of the covered market Les Halles in Narbonne, which will excite your taste buds!
Le feu de la Saint-Jean to celebrate the solstice
Le feu de la Saint-Jean is a typical Catalan tradition. It is a yearly recurring festive evening around the summer solstice. The association ‘Les Amis de la Cesse et du Brian’, with members from various villages nearby, has been following this tradition for more than 50 years. One day in advance the ‘Amis’ gather the wood for the stake. On June 23rd at nightfall, the dusk is the moment when they light the fire. It goes without saying that this pretty culinary club has all this accompanied by a nice ‘grillade de saucisse’.
Especially in the Roussillon many villages keep the tradition and it is said that the light of the fires can be seen up to Barcelona and Marseille. The celebration also includes a ‘Bouquet de Saint-Jean’. An original bouquet consists of leaves of a walnut tree, St. John’s Wort, Immortellen (straw flowers) and orpin herb, which should be gathered before dawn. According to legend, the bouquet is hung at the door to protect young girls from the devil.
An invitation to discover the Hérault, through the official chanson of the department launched this year.
An ode of the duo ‘Marcel en tête‘ to the sweetness of life, the conviviality and the festivities in the Hérault.