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"Flamme de l'armagnac"

Category:Food and Wine Activity month: J F M A M J J A S O N D

From the end of October to the around the end of January is the period of distillation of the Armagnac.
During this time many Armaganc producers hold open houses, and the towns of the Armagnac producing region of Gers deparment organize events that include Armagnac tasting, medieval festivals, cooking with Armagnac démonstrations, etc.
Many events are free.

free thing to do
Web Site:www.armagnac.fr/events/la-flamme-de-l-armagnac/9/0
Address:Labastide-dʼArmagnac, Gers
Phone:

"Les marchés au gras du Gers"

Category:Concerts Activity month: J F M A M J J A S O N D

The foie gras markets of Gers in the villages of Gimont, Samatan and Seissan take place every year from November to the end of January.
In the halls of the "bastides" of the Gers, a bastion of quality French foie gras, you can meet the producers of foie gras, duck breast and duck "confit", get tips and recipes.
The foie gras markets of Gers are unique in France by their importance.

free thing to do
Web Site:www.tourisme-gers.com/
Address:
Phone:

Saint Mont Wineries Open House

Category:Food and Wine Activity month: J F M A M J J A S O N D

Plaimont is a village situated some 70km (43 mi) west of Auch, in the region that produces the "Saint Mont" wines.
During the "Saint Mont Wineries Open House" event the 200 wine makers of the region open their doors to celebrate the "Saint Mont" AOC wine.
Dates: March 24th, 25th and 26th 2017

Web Site:www.plaimont.com/category/prochains-evenements/
Address:Plaimont, Gers
Phone:

Fourcès Flower Market

Category:Town/City Festival Activity month: J F M A M J J A S O N D

Each year, during the last weekend in April, Fourcès, listed among the "Most Beautiful Villages of France» in the Gers, is adorned with thousands of flowers.
More than 75 exhibitors transform this picturesque village into a sumptuous floral composition.
This market is the largest flower market in the southwest of France.

free thing to do
Web Site:www.festival.tourisme-gers.com
Address:Fourcès, Gers
Phone:

"Jazz in Marciac" Festival

Category:Concerts Activity month: J F M A M J J A S O N D

"Jazz in Marciac" is an internationally renowned jazz festival that takes place each year in the town of Marciac in the department of Gers - 50km south west of Auch -, at the end of July and beginning of August. During the festival the jazz music takes over the town with concerts held each hour of the day or the night.
The festival comprises free as well as paid concerts.
Dates: July 29th to August 15th 2016

Web Site:www.jazzinmarciac.com
Address:Marciac, Gers
Phone:

Madiran Wine Festival

Category:Food and Wine Activity month: J F M A M J J A S O N D

This is the perfect opportunity to discover or rediscover the wines of Madiran and Pacherenc du Vic-Bihl. In Prieuré Park, the winemakers of 2 appellations will organize tastings of their wines and are happy to pass on their passion for wine.
Dates: August 14th and 15th 2016

free thing to do
Web Site:www.madiran-story.fr
Address:Madiran, Gers
Phone:

Les Médiévales de Termes

Category:Medieval Festival Activity month: J F M A M J J A S O N D

Medieval festival at Termes d'Armagnac: knight jousting, introduction to swordsmanship, demonstration of medieval trades, music etc.
Date: August 6th and 7th 2016

Web Site:www.tourdetermes.fr
Address:Termes d'Armagnac
Phone:

Fleurance Astronomy Festival

Category:Others Activity month: J F M A M J J A S O N D

The festival takes place each year in the month of August in Fleurance, 25 km north of Auch. The first edition was held in 1990.
The festival consists of a cycle of lectures, exhibitions, workshops and astronomical observations.
Dates: August 6th to 12th 2016

Web Site:www.festival-astronomie.com
Address:Au Moulin du Roy 32500 Fleurance
Phone:05 62 06 62 76

Medieval Fest at Termes d'Armagnac

Category:Others Activity month: J F M A M J J A S O N D

Termes d'Armagnac is situated some 60 km (37 mi) west of Auch in the department of Gers.
The Medieval Festival of Termes d'Armagnac takes place on August 6th and 7th 2016.

free thing to do
Web Site:www.tourdetermes.fr
Address:Tour de Termes - 32400 TERMES D'ARMAGNAC
Phone:05.62.69.25.12

Melon Festival

Category:Regional Products (Shops) Activity month: J F M A M J J A S O N D

The melon is a traditional culture in Gers where they have even a Melon Brotherhood. Each middle of August the town of Lecture, in Gers department, hosts the Melon Festival.
Date: August 12th 2016

free thing to do
Web Site:www.lectoure.fr/fete-melon.html
Address:Lecture, Gers
Phone:

D'Artagnan Festival

Category:Town/City Festival Activity month: J F M A M J J A S O N D

Each year in August the association "D'Artagnan chez d'Artagnan" organizes in the village of Lupiac where d'Artaganan was born the "D'Artagnan Festival". The fest brings back to life on the streets of the little village the world of the musketeers.
Date: August 14, 2016
Lupiac is situated some 43km(26mi) south west of Auch.

free thing to do
Web Site:www.dartagnanchezdartagnan.org
Address:Lupiac, Gers
Phone:

Lectoure Fireworks Festival

Category:Others Activity month: J F M A M J J A S O N D

The festival takes place every year since 2003.
Dates: September 2nd and 3rd 2016

Web Site:www.lectoure.fr
Address:Lectoure,Gers
Phone:05 62 68 55 12

Armagnac Fest in Labastide d'Armagnac

Category:Food and Wine Activity month: J F M A M J J A S O N D

Labastide d'Armagnac is situated som 80km west of Auch.
Each year in October it celebrates its most famous "eau de vie" - the Armagnac.
Armaganc Fest animations include: Armaganc producing démonstrations, armagnac tasting, cooking workshops etc.
Dates: October 22, 23 2016

free thing to do
Web Site:www.armagnacenfete.com/
Address:Place royale, Labastide d'Armagnac
Phone:

Gimont Aeronautical and Space Meeting

Category:From the Sky (Hot Air Balloons,ULM, etc;) Activity month: J F M A M J J A S O N D

La Bastide de Gimont, also famous for its "foie gras" markets, welcomes during four days each year in October, the Aeronautical and Space Meetings.
Gimont is situated in the department of Gers some 30km (18.6 mi) west of Auch.
The aerobatics show takes place during the first Sunday of October.
September 30th to October 3rd 2016

Web Site:www.gimont-aero.com
Address:Gimont, Gers
Phone:

"Pacherenc du Vic Bilh de la Saint-Sylvestre" wine celebration

Category:Food and Wine Activity month: J F M A M J J A S O N D

The village of Viella in the Gers department holds the record for the "final grape harvest of the year".
Each year on December 31st grape pickers gather in the vineyards to gather the candied up berries that make the "Pacherenc du Vic Bilh de la Saint-Sylvestre" ice wine. The harvesting - that takes place late evening at torchlight! - is followed by a celebratory dinner that is also the New Year feast!

Web Site:lesamisdupacherenc.wordpress.com
Address:Viella, Gers
Phone:05 62 69 62 87

Hot Air Balloon Rides

Category:From the Sky (Hot Air Balloons,ULM, etc;) Activity month:

Web Site:www.montgolfieres-gascogne.fr
Address:"Bordes" - 32700 - Lectoure
Phone:05 62 64 69 92

Baïse River Cruises

Category:River Cruises Activity month:

Cruises on the Baïse River starting and ending in Condom - the town of the famous Cathedral and the Armagnac museum.
Reservation is strongly advised.

Web Site:www.gascogne-navigation.com
Address:3, avenue d'Aquitaine, Quai de la Bouquerie, 32100 Condom
Phone:05 62 28 46 46

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