For the first 2 weeks of August each year (from 30 July to 15 August in 2013) the quiet Gascony village of Marciac (32 Gers, Midi-Pyrenees) holds its annual JAZZ Festival= Jazz in Marciac
This usually serene small town in the middle of Gascony comes alive in the heart of a region which is peaceful,
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A new link in the French Autoroute system has been completed (December 2010) with the A65 Langon – Pau road now linking Bordeaux with the Pyrenees.
The new route starts east of Bordeaux at a new junction with the A62 – the Autoroute des Deux Mers which links Toulouse and Bordeaux - east of Langon
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Another link in the French autoroute network will connect Bordeaux and Pau when the A65 opens in early 2011.
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The wines of Domaine de Lauroux in SW France will be on taste at Nantwich Food & Drink Festival in Cheshire from 25-27 September 2009.
Karen Kitchener, owner of the Domaine with husband Nicholas, will be giving a tutored tasting of 3 of their Cotes de Gascogne wines on each day of the festival (2.30pm
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Lauroux vineyards in the Gers in winter
Nick and Karen Kitchener will be in London exhibiting their wines (Cotes de Gascogne and Floc) and Armagnacs at The Wine Show to be held at the Business Design Centre, Islington on 23-26 October. (Stand C35-4 in the Wine Market on the 3rd floor). It is only
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The Vignerons Independants (independent wine makers) of the Vins de Pays des Cotes de Gascogne hold their annual wine festival in the town of Eauze (32 Gers, Midi-Pyrenees) on 26 July 2008. More than 50 winemakers will be offering tastings. The Cotes de Gascogne is best known for making light fruity whites wines (90% of
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Jancis Robinson in the Financial Times (12 May 08) talks about the growing number of Brits who have followed their dream and bought a vineyard in France.
It is hardly surprising then that a substantial proportion of the hundreds of thousands of Brits who own French property have been tempted by the apparently bucolic life
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In deepest Gascony, an English couple Karen and Nick Kitchener bought a vineyard producing Cotes de Gascogne wines and Armagnac at Domaine de Lauroux at Manciet (32 Gers, Midi-Pyrenees).
The domaine offers both gite and Bed and Breakfast accommodation surrounded by the vines.
For more info see http://www.lauroux.com
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Gascony map The epic story of the Côtes de Saint-Mont vineyards began in the fourth century BC, when the first plants were imported by the Greeks. It is thus one of the oldest vineyards in France. Then one witnessed an important development from 1050 with the founding of the Saint-Mont Abbey by Benedictine monks.
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Marciac (32 Gers, Midi-Pyrenees between Auch and Pau) would usually be one of those small southern French towns you’d pass through without too much thought, except in the first 2 weeks of August every year when it goes Jazz Crazy with its Festival of Jazz in Marciac (or JIM as it is known to
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