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Mas Cabardes - Aude
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7 October.  Alain Semat
has made a beautiful job of repainting the figures in the calvary.  Photos here

7 October. Jane Weir
has written a blog about Mas in the autumn.  Available in the News / Contributions from readers section here.   David Weir has contributed a poem in the Culture section available here

12/09/2015 Petanque Club.
  The annual competition for Ladies and juniors was held at the bouledrome. All the usual suspects took part.  There was also a competition du Tir for the more adventurous.  In the evening there was the dinner which had to be held in the hall at Les Ihles as the weather prediction was stormy.  There was a dramatic electric storm during the dinner so we were glad to be inside.   Presentations for the winners were made.  Sadly there were no expatriates among the winners.  Photos of the event are here

Concert in the church.  A concert was held in the church with two fine musician.  One was playing a varietly of baroque string instruments and the other a selection of wood pipe instruments.  In addition to the music we were lectured about the history and usage of the instruments.  Photos available here

22/08/2015 The Village Fete.

In the afternoon there was a grand petanque contest with large prizes.  I have to report that the English team of Brian and Chris perfomed better than usual but nonetheless lost all three of their matches.  The village dinner was well attended by about 200 people.  The food was excellent a salad followed by a pork roast, followed by cheese and an excellent apple tart desert.  After dinner there was dancing which went on until about 0400.  Many thanks to Nadia and her team for organizing this super event.  Photos available 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, Holland 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