Gers Culture and Events

Bull Running, Estang

Course Landaise or bull running. (jumping over cows not killing them).

Courageous, traditional regional sport and colourful spectacle in listed historic building. Tel: (00 33) 5 58 46 50 89. Find information on other places where this is held on www.courselandaise.org calendar.

Blancpain Sprint Series, Nogaro

2017 dates TBC

Tel: Tourist Office (00 33) 5 62 09 13 30.

Bandas y Peñas, Condom

12 - 14 May 2017

45th Bandas y Peñas traditional street music festival with brass and marching bands from all over Europe. Condom Tourist Office, tel: (00 33) 5 62 28 00 80.

Fete des Fleurs, Riscle

May 2017

Flower displays and market. Check  precise date with Tourist Office, tel: (00 33) 5 62 69 74 01.

Jazz Festival, Marciac

July - August 2017

World famous Jazz Festival with international artists. Includes free concerts. Tourist Office, tel: (00 33) 5 62 08 26 60.

La Mi-Aout Cat Festival, La Romieu

Mid August 2017

International cat show (250 breeds) Procession of children dressed as cats. Cats in art and sculpture. All celebrating the legend of how Angeline and her cats saved the village from the plague. For more information, www.la-romieu.com, tel (00 33) 5 62 28 86 33

Musee d'Artagnan, Lupiac

Gascony’s most famous musketeer was born here. Learn of his life and times with English commentary guides. Open 10.30am - 7pm, July and August; 2 - 6pm, September to June (closed Monday). Tel: (00 33) 5 62 09 24 09.

Gers Foie Gras Market, Gimont

Takes place in the mornings with markets specifically for the sale of local Foie Gras. October to April -  Wednesday mornings at 9:30 and November to March - Sunday mornings at 10:00. Lovers of Foie Gras (fatty liver), this is the market for you where here it's being sold direct by the producers.

Please check precise details and dates with event organisers before making your holiday and travel arrangements.

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