St Vincent

A yearly tradition. Yesterday was St Vincent day. St Vincent is the patron saint for wine growers and is celebrated all around France. In Carcassonne, the club Prosper Montagné organises with brio the event.

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Alphonse is the president of the Prosper Montagné club and a very good friend.

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It starts by a march through town

 

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with the odd stop here and there for a few songs and music. In fact the 1st stop is to commemorate Prosper Montagné in front of the house he was born in.

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It is a joyful affair. The weather was a fine mild winter day.

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Of course many of the local wine growers come along

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for the benediction of their wines in the St Vimcent church.

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After the service, followed by yet another short “degustation”. We all move on to the main event which the lunch in les Halles.

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