Founded in the late 13th century, the fortified town of Marciac, at the heart of Gascony, is famous for its festival, Jazz in Marciac, which has taken place every year Iin the first fortnight of August since 1978. This internationally famous festive and convivial event has welcomed prestigious artists such as Ray Charles, Dizzy Gillespie, Bill Coleman, Michel Petrucciani, Oscar Peterson, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Dianne Reeves and Wynton Marsalis.
The Territories of Jazz audiovisual museum. located in the former Augustine convent opposite the charming Place du Chevalier d'Antras, is an original venue dedicated to the world of swing and the history of jazz, from its origins to the present day. A must-see for all music-lovers and fans of swing rhythms!
The tour of Marciac continues with the large covered central square – one of the biggest in the South-West! – and the 14th-century Church of Our Lady of the Assumption.
Upon leaving the town, a 30-hectare lake with a leisure centre awaits fans of outdoor activities. Carp fishing, pedalo and electric boat trips, windsurfing, bathing in a fun pool and walks around the lake are among the leisure activities on offer there.