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Musings on life in Lodeve, Languedoc

Lodeve night life

Posted by celiahukins on 11/06/2009


Saturday evening
I may have given the impression that Lodève is a sleepy place where nothing happens. Not so; there are many musical events, of which more later, and May is very busy with the Feast of St Fulcran. St Fulcran was the bishop of Lodève in the 10th century and has a cathedral named after him. His feast day occasioned a range of celebrations including a fair, a Saturday evening secular procession (left) and a Sunday morning religious procession (below) where his relics are taken round the town.
Sunday morning St Fulcran's relics

On Sunday all the local small businesses had stands on the streets, including the organic shop who was offering free wine and my friend Rachel, who wrote the book the Fast guide to Lodève, promoting her husband’s glassware. Other attractions included a snail stall and a buvette run by La House Café. Later in the week there was a large vide grenier (flea market) in the streets of Lodève.
And of course there was the fair with the dodgems and all the usual attractions, siphoning off all the teenagers’ money (or rather, as I understand it, their parents’ money).

The cultural activities continue, with a Bonnard exhibition at the art gallery for the summer and of course the Voix de la Mediterranée poetry festival in July. This year Jane Birkin will be there.

2 Responses to “Lodeve night life”

  1. […] week of the Saint Fulcran celebrations in Lodève. I wasn’t here for the procession, which I saw last year, but I did get to the flower market, which was one of the many events in a week of festivities. And […]

  2. mme disgusted said

    I cannot believe that you recommend Di Maiori restaurant in Lodève. Perhaps you were there a while ago, because it must be said that amongst the English Lodevois the restaurant is now declared a

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