Jazz In Marciac is a two week international jazz festival which is usually held during the first two weeks in August, in the small town of Marciac in The Gers, South West France. Over the years some of Jazz's greatest luminaries have played at Marciac, this year's line up included, Diana Krall, Gilberto Gil, Jamie Cullum and Paco de Lucia.
Le Grand Chapiteau (Big Tent), situated in the towns rugby stadium is the main stage with two headline acts playing every evening, but in the town itself the main square houses another huge tent with a stage where acts play throughout the day for free.
We were going to go and see one of the main acts and stay over (camping) but MG's new all singing, all dancing tent which he ordered off the internet did not arrive on time, ahh shame! Instead we went last Sunday for lunch with friends and MG and I went yesterday for the last day and the big finale in the square.
It was a brilliant atmosphere and I have tried to capture it....
Marciac is a forty five minute drive from us, the drive is beautiful, leaving the dramatic landscape of the Pyrenees and heading North into the soft rolling countryside of The Gers.
Fields of Sunflowers whizzing by.
Napoleons Trees, nearly there...
The Main Square
We found ourselves a suitable position so we could watch the world go by and order vast amounts of Rose.
Even the local Gendarmes were smiling.
At one point the heavens opened and there was a brief shower, nobody was too worried.
Ahh, a rainbow.
All in all a very good day.