What’s On

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Valence sur Baise

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What’s on

The Gers is alive with fêtes, festivals, celebrations, markets and activities. Every weekend sees some get together or other. Of course the publicity for the events usually appears at the last minute so there is always a surprise around the corner.

We have tried to put together as comprehensive a list as possible and we will be adding to it from time to time, but we can not take any responsibility for these listings and suggest that if the event is an integral part of your trip then you should confirm the details with the organizers.

We will also let you know of last minute when you visit us, be it the latest Vide-greniers, specialist market or a horse race meeting.

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All YearValence sur Baise. Portraits from the Simonov CollectionStunning exhibition with works by great artists of 16-20th Century- Monet, Rodin, Picasso and more in the wonderful setting of Flaran Abbey. An exceptional experience
2nd Sat Every MonthAuch BrocanteMaison de Gascogne – bric a brac market.
March 19-20Nogaro Racing CircuitPeugeot Sport Meeting
March 19-June 13Chateau LavardensCeramistes d’Art Exhibition
March 25-27Le Saint Mont en FêteThe winemakers of Saint Mont (VDQS classified full bodied wines) organise their wine festival with a wine route through the vineyards, tastings, displays, local produce markets and meals.
April 2-3Nogaro Racing CircuitPromosprt Coupe de France
April 3Tillac FlorialeFlower show in charming Gersois village.
April 9Condom CathedralChoral Festival
April 23 -25Nogaro Racing CircuitEaster Cup
April 23-24Fourcés Marché aux fleursLargest flower market in SW France in lovely bastide village setting.
May – NovFourcés BrocantesEvery second Sunday from May to November bric-a-brac and antique sale in Fourcés ‘place rond’.
May 6-8Condom Bandas y Penas FestivalLively weekend of music with international bandas groups from Gascony, Spain and Belgium.
May 7EauzeVide Grenier, Brocante et fetes des fleurs
May 7 – 8Nogaro Racing CircuitSuperbike French Championship.
May  15Tillac BrocanteBrocante and bric-a-brac fair in this lovely medieval village.
May  15Le Marché aux Rosiers, La RomieuThe centre of the village is covered in Roses Nurserymen from all over the region show and sell their blooms.
May 28-29Nogaro Racing CircuitHonda Michelin Power Cup
May 28-Jun 5Salon des Antiquaires   EauzeAntique Fair
June 2Riscle Fête des FleursFlower displays and market    
June 10 – 13Feria de Pentecôte – Vic FezensacBull fighting, Course Landaise, fiesta
June 12MontrealBrocante et Vide Grenier
June 17-July3Auch Eclats de VoixA celebration of the voice. Concerts, recitals, shows and courses at Auch Cathedral and L’Abbaye de Flaran
Jun 17-21Valence en FeteConcerts,pétanque, quilles & palet competitions, endurance cycle race around the village and  horse and trotting racing at Valence’s track
Jun 18-19Nogaro Racing CircuitTruck Racing European Cup.
June 26FourcesArtists Festival ‘Painters in the Street’
Jul/AugNight Market SeasonNight markets in Vic Fezensac (Jul 13,28 Aug 11, 25), Fources, Laverdens, Montreal et al.
Jul 3, 11, 27Castera Verduzan HippodromeHorse racing and trotting.
Jul 8Vic FezenzacCourses Landaise
Jul 9, 10Nogaro Racing CircuitDucati Endurance racing
Jul 11, 25ValenceNight Market
July 13-18Country and Western Festival MirandeBiggest Country Music festival in Europe hosted by Chris Potter (Kung Fu Legend, Heartland). Country concerts, western stalls, American cars, hot air balloons and more. 60+ concerts including Sylvie Vartan.
July 13La RomieuBandas night. Lively local bands in competition.
July 14, 15, 16Tour de FranceNearest section of Tour including high mountain Pyrénées climb Pau to Lourdes.
July 14Bastille Day- ValenceVide grenier, local producers market, meals under the arcades, fireworks.
July 16 – Aug 21Lectoure’s Photographic Summer    Festival of photography including exhibitions, workshops, competitions.
July 16-18Festival Cuivre-Foliz FleuranceFun festival of street music with ‘fanfare bands’, mostly brass & percussion instruments playing everything from Jazz to pop and gypsy to metal.
July 18-20Les Journées LagrauletConcerts, master classes and workshops for the Voice and piano.This year magnificent Lithuanian pianist Muza Rubackyte plays Liszt and Urs Karpatz sing and play gypsy music.
July 20MontrealMedieval night market.
July 21La RomieuGuided night tour of La Collegiale
July 24Fête Médiévale LarressingleLife in the Middle Ages. The museum and inhabitants recreate in full costume village life in ancient Gers .
July 28-31Tempo Latino     –
Vic Fezensac
A lively festival of Latin American and Afro-Cuban music. 32 concerts on 5 stages, market stalls, street restaurants, drinks and fun at the barrio Latino.
July 29- August 15Jazz in MarciacThe internationally renowned Festival of Jazz with top name artists dates, artists tbc.
August 4Saint ClarGarlic Festval and lunch
August 6Vic Fezensac Corrida – ConcoursBull fights.
August 6-7Jegun Wine FestivalWine and Eau de vie festival with tastings, displays and sales.
August 6-12Festival d’Astronomie – FleuranceA week-long festival with conferences, workshops and hands-on astronomy.
August 8 & 22Night MarketValence sur Baise
August 12-13LectoureMelon Festival.
August 12Fources‘Marciac in Fources’ jazz evening.
August 13-14Fete du Vin – MadiranWine tasting around the Madiran vineyards.
Aug 16, 19, 22Castera Verduzan HippodromeHorse racing and trotting.
August 18Saint-Clar – Le Concourse de l’AilCelebrating garlic, the Gers is France’s foremost producer.
September 2FourcesAn evening of Chamber Music
Sept 2-3LectoureFirework Festival
Sept 3 – 4Nogaro Racing Circuit51st Historic Nogaro Grand Prix
Sept 17 – 18Nogaro Racing CircuitFun Cup
Sept 18La RomieuPotters Market
Sept 18Vic Fezensac Fête de la Saint MathieuFestival celebrating the patron saint of Vic with fairground and fireworks.
Sept 19 & 26Vic Fezensac Horse Racing
Sept 24-25Nogaro Racing Circuit100 Tours Alan Fabre
Oct 3, 23, 24Castera Verduzan HippodromeHorse racing and trotting.
Oct 13 – 16Auch  Cinema FestivalFestival Cine 32
Oct 21 – 31Auch  – Circus Festival10 day festival of circus with performers from around the world.
Nov 11 – 13LectoureSt Martinns Fair – Braderie (antiques and bric-a-brac)
Nov 19 – 20Madiran – Open DoorsWine tastings, displays, markets and meals.
Nov 19 -20MontrealLa Flamme de l’Armagnac Festival – vineyard visits, walking and cycling tours, meals and festivities