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Le Pic du Midi, en France

Le Pic du Midi, en France

12 May 23

The Pic du Midi among the best spots for stargazing

In this panorama of photos by GEO of the most beautiful places in the world to observe the sky at night, the Pic du Midi is cited in 6th place !



Jeff Beck et Johnny Depp a Marciac en 2022

Jeff Beck et Johnny Depp a Marciac en 2022

12 Jan 23

Jeff Beck and Johnny Depp had found each other.

He is a guitarist who has made his mark on contemporary music history. The public's memories of the Jazz in Marciac festival are filled with beautiful memories of his disappearance. Jeff Beck and Johnny Depp performed in Marciac in July 2022.

The look of two old brats, the accomplice eye, Jeff Beck and Johnny Depp had found each other. And it made for some damn good music.

An album titled 18, like the age that these two had the impression of having when they met, was born from their meeting. This was be the guitarist's last opus, in July 2022. The two friends were reunited on a tour in France, including one in Marciac, as part of the process.

Under the big top, Jeff Beck, a rock legend, and Johnny Depp, a phenomenal actor who was not at his first attempt as a rock singer, entertained the crowd for the first time last summer at Marciac.

Flurry of praise

"Legend," "sacred monster," "one of the best guitarists of all time" - when we talk about someone like that, it's usually because they're dead. Jeff Beck, a guitar legend, died on January 10 at the age of 78 from meningitis.

Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton's successor in the psychedelic Yardbirds of the 1960s, has shared his talent with other big names on the international rock scene throughout his career, including Jimmy Page, Brian Wilson, Rod Stewart, Mick Jagger, Roger Waters, Cyndy Lauper, ZZ Top, and even Tina Turner.

I'm not the kind of artist who paints the same still life every day. Jeff Beck

" A sublime touch, a solar phrasing, a game that touches the skies," Jeff Beck's fans and press tributes are up to the guitar's lyrical flights. A musician who has not restricted himself to "painting the same still life every day" throughout his 60-year career. He'll have explored the whole musical spectrum, from hard-rock to jazz, blues to electro.


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Portes Ouvertes Chateau Viella

Portes Ouvertes Chateau Viella

11 Oct 22

Open House 19 & 20 November 2022

What a pleasure to communicate to you this year again the now unmissable event, allowing sweet reunions and beautiful moments of conviviality:

Appellations Open Days
Madiran & Pacherenc du Vic Bilh

19 & 20 November 2022 at Château Viella



02 Nov 21

The 2021 New Year's Eve Harvests!

The winegrowers of Plaimont and the Cave de Crouseilles invite you to the Vendanges de la Saint Sylvestre 2021 from December 30 to 31 for a New Year's Eve that is out of the ordinary.

During this last weekend of the year, amateurs and enthusiasts are invited for three days of celebration around the AOC Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh and for an exceptional night harvest. Gourmet nugget at the foot of the Pyrenees, Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh has always required a later harvest than its neighbors, to achieve a profile of sweet wine with a unique character.



16 Aug 21

Armagnac Dartigalongue open their House and their magnificent Armagnac cellar to visitors

The Armagnac Dartigalongue open their House and their magnificent Armagnac cellar to visitors from July 1 to September 30, in the heart of downtown Nogaro in Bas-Armagnac. An unusual, sensitive and gourmet visit to be discovered in a friendly atmosphere in the oldest house of Armagnac in the Gers.
A visit of the cellars and quality tasting with tasting of 5 Armagnacs, by reservation, from July to September, from Monday to Friday at 3 p.m. Price: 8 € / person. duration of the visit: 1h30


27 Jul 21

VINEart in Gascony


Immerse yourself in the creative and festive world of VINEart en Gascogne. The 1st vineyard event for Côtes de Gascogne wines.

On the program among the winegrowers, new artistic encounters in the form of tastings, guided tours, circus shows, theater, concerts, exhibitions ...

All the programming is maintained, but to find out about the regulatory measures in place among the winegrowers >> click here.
Photos © Laurent Sabathé

Photos © Laurent Sabathé

25 Jul 21

Jazz in the Heart of the Vines

Plaimont reaffirms its partnership with our festival during Jazz in Marciac 2021 by offering a Jazz concert in the heart of the vineyards. This year, Cuban pianist Rolando Luna will perform for free on July 30 in the bucolic setting of Château de Sabazan. The concert will be followed by a country picnic.

But this year, Plaimont does not stop there: three musical highlights invite you to the Saint Mont vineyard from July 30 to August 1! The Off de Saint Mont is the new unmissable event of your summer. These three exceptional days organized during the Jazz in Marciac festival will immerse you in the heart of the vineyards. On the program: concerts, meals in prestigious places, visits to vineyards, tastings and meetings with the winegrowers.

Program :

Friday July 30 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m .: Jazz in the heart of the Vines - Château de Sabazan

Saturday July 31, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m .: Winegrower's meal and concert - Château Saint Go

Sunday August 1: Musical Lunch - Monastery of Saint-Mont

More info and reservations on

Marciac statue Marsalis l'Astrada © Pierre Meyer

Marciac statue Marsalis l'Astrada © Pierre Meyer

20 Jul 21

Jazz in Marciac Festival 2021 from 07/24 to 08/4! At L'Astrada from 07/28 to 08/07!

Festival dedicated to jazz with the greatest international artists.

Jazz in Marciac with concerts under a marquee, at L'Astrada and a second festival.

Discover the program



20 Jul 21

Festive farmers' markets in Coeur Sud-Ouest!

We invite you to meet the producers in a friendly atmosphere! Prepare your basket: 30 gourmet festivities await you ...

Learn more


20 Jul 21

Santiago de Compostela

2021: Jacquaire Year or Holy Compostellane Year

When the feast of Saint Jacques (July 25) falls on a Sunday, we speak of the year of jacquaire, the holy year of Compostela or the jubilee. The event only recurs up to 15 times per century. It was not until the end of the Middle Ages, in 1428, that we find traces of the historically attested first Holy Year of Compostela.

The very old tradition of this festival was relaunched in 1965. On this occasion, hundreds of thousands of pilgrims from all over the world set out on the paths, some with the goal of arriving in Santiago on July 25.

Many activities will be scheduled on the way to St Jacques.

In Maubourguet:

11 a.m .: Mass animated by young ACE and catechism children

12:30 p.m .: aperitif concert offered by Catholic relief

Followed by a shared meal in the gardens of the presbytery, the pilgrims are graciously invited.

4:00 p.m .:Concert of songs of Saint Jacques at the church with the participation of Lucie Tenet, song and Mathilde Herbaut, song and saxorne, former students of the Maitrise de Radio France

6:00 p.m .: Concert in the garden + aperitif dinner at La Villa Imaginaire (Pilgrim accommodation)

In Marciac:

Exhibition of paintings from churches on the road to Arles and paintings of the Stations of the Cross by Pablo Lameyre at the Chapel of Our Lady of the Cross all day.

8.45am: Saint-Jacques hike, 8 km, organized by the Clap. Free coffee, departure and registration at the Marciac Tourist Office (€ 1).

11 am: mass at the Notre Dame de l'Assomption church, led by scouts from the three French movements.
Picnic in the chapel of Our Lady of the Cross.

Recreational afternoon with sharing of professional career paths by artist Pablo Lameyre and farmers from the region for the benefit of scouts.

The afternoon ends with an exchange between these young people and Jacques Lapart, the President of the Archaeological Society of Gers, on the paths of Saint-Jacques in the Gers.