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Heritage

Plaisance - a town both modern and traditional

 The Bastide and the organ

Founded in 1322 by Jean, Count of Armagnac and Abbot of the Case Dieu, the walled town of Plaisance offers a number of features, most notably the conspicuous group of Gascon manor houses (the bastides).

The town centre is planned on a star shape with two arcaded squares and a unique architecture created by the conjunction of two urban styles, one medieval and the other nineteenth century.


"270 pounds of iron

1350 pounds of lead and tin

50 square meters of leather

30 cubic yards of wood

1250 adjusting nuts

3135 pipes

20,000 hours of hard work

to make the air sing ..."


Here are some words that describe the magnitude of the organ that will be presented to you and explained. You will be able to go to the keyboard with its hundreds of stops, keys and and pedals, and to hear the great instrument sing thanks to its automatic terminal (equipment which is unique in the world).

Visit duration: 1 hour 15
Tarif: 3.50 euros / person
Groups only, by reservation

 

 Fun at the mini golf

Over an area of ​​2500m ², between the pool and camping site, this 18-hole mini golf course offers a miniature tour of Plaisance, through its model buildings. The round of golf takes you through the buildings, activities and traditions of the town: the town hall, the bridge, the bullring, the water tower, the organ, the swimming pool 

 

Tarif : Group (16 or more) : 7€ per group of 4


 

Bastides et Vallons du Gers heritage discovery day

Morning

Welcome reception at Tillac

Discovery of this meadow castelno with its main street borded of two towers and XVIIIth century bourgeoise houses, the Saint-Jacques-Le-Majeur church, and its barn golded with fine gold, all classified at the national patrimony.

and/or

  • Visit a Foie Gras museum and working producer
  • Visit the bastide de Marciac, world renowned capital of Jazz where you can also see the highest bell tower in the Gers
  • Audio-guided tour of the "Territoires du Jazz", unique  in Europe, tracing the history of jazz from its origins to the present

and/or

  • Visit the natural history museum which houses a superb collection representing the wildlife of the region and distant lands

Gastronomic lunch in a local restaurant at Marciac or Plaisance du Gers.

 

Afternoon

  • Visit Plaisance du Gers, a village built on the banks of the Arros with its country manor, arcades and town houses. Fascinating discovery of the Great 43-voice Organ, the centrepiece of local heritage
  • Visite the Tour de Termes d’Armagnac and the Panache Gascon museum

and/or

  • Visit Bassoues with its with its typical regional tower and hall
Price: from 30€/person, according to number of visits selected
Transport not included (bus advised)
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