May 2013 markets and event calendar for the Gers region in south west France. All the following are nice day trips from the Gite some of the nearest can just be a morning trip, leaving you free to relax in the swimming pool in the afternoon. Weekly regular Gers / Gascony markets, all markets are in the mornings only, although some of the bigger ones do run into the afternoon. Mondays – Aignan, Mauvezin, Mirande Tuesdays – Castelnau D’Auzan, Fleurance, Masseube Wednesdays – Condom, Barbotan Les Thermes, Gimont, Jegun, Marciac, Nogaro, Pavie Thursdays – Eauze, Auch, Cologne, Mielan Fridays – Vic Fezensac, Cauzaubon, Lectoure, Montreal Saturdays – Auch, Nerac, Beaumarches, Fleurance, L’Isle Jordain, Lombez, Miradoux, Nogaro Sundays – Bassoues, Gondrin, Castera Verduzan, Montaut Les Crenaux Additionally there are the following special events and activities in Gascony/Gers throughout 2013. Wednesday 1 May 2013 – Vide grenier (flea market) in Courrensan Wednesday 8 May 2013 – Plants festival in the Jardins de Coursiana in La Romieu Fri / Sat / Sun 10 – 12 May 2013 – Bandas (Brass Bands) Festival in Condom Sunday 12 May 2013 – Antique market in Fourcès Sat / Sun / Mon 18 – 20 May 2013 – Feria del Tore (Bulls) – Vic Fezensac Sunday 19 May 2013 – Roses market in La Romieu Sunday 26 May 2013 – Small flea market in Mouchan I will post the activities and special events in Gers for June 2013 and the following months during the next few weeks. Don’t forget to book the perfect Gite for your summer holiday as the period during the July / August school holidays has been fully booked for the last few years because Gites with pools are very popular in the south of France.