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"Flamme de l'armagnac"

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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.
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eyecandyAddress:Labastide-dʼArmagnac, Gers
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"Pacherenc du Vic Bilh de la Saint-Sylvestre" wine celebration

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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!
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eyecandyAddress:Viella, Gers
eyecandyPhone:05 62 69 62 87

"Les marchés au gras du Gers"

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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.
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