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Gers (32)

Midi-Pyrenees region.
Population: 188,893 (2011)
Prefecture: Auch
Sub-prefectures: Condom, Mirande.
Surface: 6,257 km2
Largest town: Auch (Pop: 25,000)
Economy: agriculture, food industry, culinary tourism, aeronautics (Auch airport)
Specialities: foie gras, gizzards, duck confit. Wines of Armagnac, Cotes de Gascogne, Floc de Gascogne, Madiran-Pacherenc of Vic Bilh, Saint Mont and Cotes du Condomois.
Tourism: Auch cathedral, collegial church of La Romieu, St James Way, fortified town of Lectoure, villages of Fources, Larressingle, Lavardens, Montreal-du-Gers and Sarrant
Website: www.tourisme-gers.com

Lot-Et-Garonne (47)

Aquitaine region
Population: 330,866 (2011)
Prefecture: Agen
Sub-prefectures: Marmande, Nerac, Villeneuve-sur-Lot.
Surface: 5,361 km2
Largest town: Agen (Pop: 34,000)
Economy: chemistry, agriculture and foot industry, aeronautics.
Specialitéies : prune of Agen, tourtière. Tomato of Marmande. Armagnac, wines (cotes de Duras).
Tourisme: river boating, bastides, gastronomy, green ways. Villages of Monflanquin and Pujols. Castles of Bonaguil and Duras.   
Website: www.tourisme-lotetgaronne.com

Dordogne (24)

Aquitaine region
Population: 415,168 (2011)
Prefecture: Perigueux
Sub-prefectures: Bergerac, Nontron, Sarlat-la-Caneda.  
Surface: 9,060 km2
Largest town: Perigueux (Pop: 30,000)
Economy: timber, tobacco, viticulture, tourism.
Specialities: duck (confit, foie gras), truffles, mushroom, tourin (soup), Sarlat potatoes. Wines of Bergerac, Monbazillac, Pecharmant.
Tourism: Pre-historical of Les Eyzies (caves of Lascaux and Rouffignac). Cathedral Saint-Front of Perigueux. Abbey of Cadouin.
Website: www.dordogne-perigord-tourisme.fr

Km 9.5 : Marciac

Festival Jazz in Marciac © Jean- no WikipediaAffiche du Festival Jazz in Marciac en 2013 © Jazz in Marciac festival

Population: 1,230
 
A fortified royal bastide from the late 13th century, Marcia is above all famous for its jazz festival, Jazz in Marciac, attracting more than 200,000 spectators every year in august since 1978. The greatest names of jazz have played in Marciac over the years: Dizzy Gillespie, Ray Charles, Stan Getz, Al Jarreau, Keith Jarrett, Sonny Rollins, Herbie Hancock…

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