Traditions, fairs & markets

Traditional French markets and cultural country fairs are full always of characters

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    Apples baked on a bed of wafer-thin pastry, generously sprinkled with armagnac. All agree that it is delicious, but is it called a Tourtiere Landaise, or a Croustade Gasconne?

    Apples baked on a bed of wafer-thin pastry, generously...

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    The shepherds of Bordeaux have taken something out of the winegrowers book and automated their shearing. A grape plucking machine has been adapted to shear sheep.

    The shepherds of Bordeaux have taken something out of the...

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    All for one... and one for all. The gascons, their culture, their cuisine, their traditions, all in one. On the square of Lupiac, the birthplace of d'Artagnan.

    All for one... and one for all. The gascons, their culture,...

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    Of course I'm not smuggling eau de vie. This is organic fuel ! Honest, Officer...

    Of course I'm not smuggling eau de vie. This is organic fuel !...

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    Below the chateau of Lavardens, half way through a long day of bringing in the wheat, the farmers gather to eat a well-earned lunch in the shade of the trees.

    Below the chateau of Lavardens, half way through a long day of...

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    The youngest generation wants to help crush the grapes. A series of playing cards with a Gascon theme. Here, the suit Clubs has been replaced by grapes. 

    The youngest generation wants to help crush the grapes. A...

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    The Queen plucks the fruit of the summer, ready to make wine. A series of playing cards with a Gascon theme. Here, the suit Clubs has been replaced by grapes. 

    The Queen plucks the fruit of the summer, ready to make wine....

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    A series of playing cards with a Gascon theme. Here, the suit Clubs has been replaced by grapes.  The King of the vineyards prunes his vines before winter

    A series of playing cards with a Gascon theme. Here, the suit...

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    This mushroom hunter is surprised that he feels rain… It is known that mushrooms often grow beneath the palombières in the trees. When a hunter has to go, he doesn’t waste time or reveal himself to the pigeons. We see grey cranes passing overhead en route for the corn fields.

    This mushroom hunter is surprised that he feels...

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    The angel's share, or 'la part des anges' is the small volume of alcohol that evaporates while a spirit matures in the barrel. These gascon angels are making the most of it!

    The angel's share, or 'la part des anges' is the small volume...

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    "All that Jazz" is a well-known standard, but when we're at Jazz in Marciac, we are surrounded by "All that Gers"...

    "All that Jazz" is a well-known standard, but when we're at...

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    The foire aux oies is an annual event, held in Riguepeu, a small village in the Gers, where geese of all shapes and sizes are on show. Walking in a procession and on display with lots of other types of fowl. Reproduced as giclée print in various sizes, some with mounts. 

    The foire aux oies is an annual event, held in Riguepeu, a...

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    A word play on confrérie, which means 'brotherhood', creates brother of the 'con' Reproduced as giclée print in various sizes, some with mounts. 

    A word play on confrérie, which means 'brotherhood',...

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    At the pigsty, it's the time when the family gather to slaughter the pig for their supply of sausage, saicisse,boudin and ham for the year. Madame's carriage awaits... Reproduced as giclée print in various sizes, some with mounts. 

    At the pigsty, it's the time when the family gather to...

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    These two amis in their Amis 6 and Amis 8, have stopped for a chat. Reproduced as giclée print in various sizes, some with mounts. 

    These two amis in their Amis 6 and Amis 8, have stopped for a...

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    Mami and Papi stock up with their conserves from the garden. Jams, soups,vegetables and fruits. As well as foie gras, paté, confits and saucisson.

    Mami and Papi stock up with their conserves from the garden....

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    Banda! Music to tap the toes and get the party started. Looks like one of them is already partying. Available as an A4, A3 and A2 print

    Banda! Music to tap the toes and get the party started. Looks...

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    To 'faire chabrot' is to add a little red wine to the last of your soup, stir and then drink straight from the bowl. A tradition of the south west that has almost gone. In this tv production, the man has already done 56 takes and is beginning to fade. Available as an A4, A3, A2 print and on canvas.

    To 'faire chabrot' is to add a little red wine to the last of...

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    The name of the well-known jacket worn by many a Frenchman while at work. A 'bleu' can also be a bruise or blood blister under the finger nail. So now you know! Available as an A4, A3, A2 print and on canvas.

    The name of the well-known jacket worn by many a Frenchman...

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    Fourcès, the beautiful, round bastide in the north of the Gers celebrates its 40th marché aux fleurs in 2015. This is a design I created in honour of the event. Available as an A4, A3 and A2 print.

    Fourcès, the beautiful, round bastide in the north of the Gers...

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    Picking grapes should be classified as a sport. Available as A4, A3 and A2 prints 

    Picking grapes should be classified as a sport. Available as...

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    The papis gather to put the world to rights and stay all morning.

    The papis gather to put the world to rights and stay all morning.

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    Melons or lemons? The men seem to know which they like

    Melons or lemons? The men seem to know which they like

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    La fête champêtre du village. Tout le monde sont là, avec toujours les mêmes suspects à la buvette... Disponible en A3, A4 et maintenant sur toile de 100cm x 70cm

    La fête champêtre du village. Tout le monde sont...

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    Heavens, wine growing has certainly move on since my day.

    Heavens, wine growing has certainly move on since my day.

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    WC Fêtes ... and the moral is: never pluck blackburries near the toilet block.

    WC Fêtes ... and the moral is: never pluck blackburries...

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    Dirty, dusty and tired, but happy to bring the hay in.

    Dirty, dusty and tired, but happy to bring the hay in.

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    This well-built farmer's wife knows how to get two geese home from the foire aux oies. Indian ink, using a brush.

    This well-built farmer's wife knows how to get two geese home...

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    Under the arches of the market hall in Trie sur Baïse (65). Available as an A4, A3 and A2 print

    Under the arches of the market hall in Trie sur Baïse (65)....

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    In Course Landaise the art is to avoid the cow as it charges and to be as close to the horns as possible. This chap took it to the limit, but the crowd are in for a close encounter themselves!

    In Course Landaise the art is to avoid the cow as it charges...

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    The traditional Occitan and music festival in Castera Barbazan.

    The traditional Occitan and music festival in Castera Barbazan.

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    'Faire Chabrot, the regional tradition where one add a little red wine to the last of the soup and you drink from the bowl.

    'Faire Chabrot, the regional tradition where one add a little...

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    A cow market of yesteryear.

    A cow market of yesteryear.

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    All for one …

    All for one …

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    All the elements that make up Gascony.

    All the elements that make up Gascony.

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    Some families in Gascony still raise pigs for their own consumption. The pig is washed before being butchered. This pig is blisfully unaware of what is to come.

    Some families in Gascony still raise pigs for their own...

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