First getaway was about 2 hours away-southwest of Toulouse. A small village called Marignac-Lasclares -they have been putting on a jazz weekend called ClariJazz for seven years. We took a gamble on it and had the best time. Saw two fantastic groups and ate homemade couscous with merguez sausage (spicy lamb).
First group: Trio Lobelya– accordionist, Sax, clarinet and bass. WONDERFUL Eastern European music.
Second group: Sheik of Swing– Jazzy bluesy music. Guitars, bass and clarinet
The French have such a love for blues and Jazz (and all kinds of music) and the summer is filled with free festivals all over the region.
I’ll post about our other getaway next weekend. Lunch to prepare for 6 guests and the kitchen calls.