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Marciac

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Gers

Marciac - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Gers
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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.

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Marciac

Marciac can be proud to be a perfect country house. The streets intersect at right angles and all lead to the main square, genuine forum for this village landmark South-West of France.

One original feature of this city, surprising in many ways and friendly in every key lies in the astonishing size of the spire of the church from the fourteenth century, the highest of Gers (87 m).

Marciac became famous for its international jazz festival, Jazz in Marciac, held for 3 weeks, from late July to mid-August.

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Events and festivities

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Jazz in Marciac
A musical event to experience under the stars in AugustAugust 2020

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Lake Marciac
Lake Marciac
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House Guichard - Tourist Board
House Guichard - Tourist Board
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Marciac and its bell tower : the highest Department
Marciac and its bell tower : the highest Department
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Telogia Knight 's Place
Telogia Knight 's Place
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Races Landes - Marciac Arenes
Races Landes - Marciac Arenes
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Jazz in Marciac
Jazz in Marciac
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A marquee Jazz in Marciac
A marquee Jazz in Marciac
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