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Mas Cabardes - Aude

Latest news
02/02/2019 Fete de Chandeleur
(French Pancake Day)
The date actually marks when Jesus was presented at the temple in Jerusalem.Before becoming a religious holiday, Chandeleur stemmed from several pagan traditions celebrating the fertility of the earth and the beginning of the end of winter. It's said that in the 5th century, Pope Gelasius I started the Festival des Chandelles on this date, a candlelit procession through the streets of Rome that culminated in placing the blessed candles in the churches. Gelasius linked this custom to crêpes by handing out galettes (a type of salty crêpe) to poor pilgrims who arrived in Rome that day.

In Mas Cabardes this was celebrated with crepes and waffles in the Relais. Photos here

17/12/2018    Only a month and another update!!
On Saturday there was the Christmas market held at the Relais.  Hot soup and mulled wine were available outside and inside was a great collection of stalls.  The Relais committee have done a huge amount of work to make a success of the facility and it has paid off well.  There is a small photo gallery here This year Mas has invested in rather more Christmas lights and these are giving a festive feel to the whole village.  Christmas is in the air.  More Christmas light photos here

The official French web site provided by the Mairie is now available here  many thanks to Annie Kochert for a superb site.

We need much more detail to put on this site.  If you have any information about the village you would like to go on the site  the please send details to:

Mas Cabardès is a village in the Montagne Noire with a year round population of approximately 200 people. In summer there is a significant increase of population due to the summer visitors. There are also a number of expatriates who own houses in Mas Cabardes. This site is maintained by one. The expatriate community comes for a wide range of places, England, Ireland, Scotland, Canada, USA, South Africa, Australia, Sweden, The Netherlands and Belgium. The one common factor about them is their love for the village and respect for its native inhabitants

Some Brief Details

Mayor: M. Gilbert BATLLE (elected April 2014)

Postcode: 11380
Dialing Code: +33 (0)4 68
Population: 202 (2010)
Region: Langueoc Roussillon
Department: Aude

Elevation: 293 -918 metres
Average Elevation 305 metres