Last year I spent a week in Limoux in September and it felt pretty cold at times, although that may have had something to do with the fact I had been working in Zambia with and average temperature of about 35C in the two months before. This time temperatures were a bit higher, but it was clear that autumn was about to arrive. The vendange was still in full swing when we arrived, but almost all grapes had been harvested when we left. Towns and markets were not overrun by tourists and the temperature was still a pleasant 22C in the first week and 19C the second. One morning we noticed that the tops of the Pyrenees got a light dusting of snow overnight. A slightly annoying thing was the fact that at this time of year so many castles, museums, shops etc. were closed for long lunch breaks, 12:00 to 14:00 or even longer.