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Wednesday 17 July 2024

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Wednesday 17 July 2024 - Cyrano chez d'Artagnan

Exhibition by Thomas Sertillanges and Patrick de Jacquelot, Lupiac's D'Artagnan museum, from 29 June to 03 November 2024

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This event is part of the "Autour de d'Artagnan dans le Gers" 2024 programme

An exhibition by Thomas Sertillanges (www.facebook.com/edmondrostand2018), and Patrick de Jacquelot (www.pastichesdumas.com).



D'Artagnan and Cyrano, these two flesh-and-blood ‘Cadets of Gascony’, have become household names thanks to literature. D'Artagnan, a native of Lupiac, now invites Cyrano de Bergerac, who became a worldwide star as soon as he appeared in Edmond Rostand's play in 1897, into his home.

The ‘Cyrano chez d'Artagnan’ exhibition uses posters and objets d'art to retrace the incredible history of the most widely performed French play in the world. It also looks at the various encounters between the two heroes in literature, film and comic strips.

Access to the exhibition is included in the cost of entry to the D'Artagnan museum. Normally closed on Mondays, the museum is open 7 days a week in July and August. Check opening times at www.lupiac.fr/museedartagnan


Links:

Site (in French) "Cyrano(s) de Bergerac"

Site (in French) "Alexandre Dumas, suites, plagiats, pastiches, hommages et bandes dessinées" (Alexandre Dumas, suites, plagiarisms, pastiches, tributes and comic strips)

Thursday 18 July 2024 - Theatrical visit of the village of Lupiac

Thursdays 4 and 18 July, then 01, 15 and 29 August 2024 at 20:00.

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(play is in French)

Discover life in the village in 1850, accompanied by fortune-teller Mercedes and her sidekicks.

Original creation of La Horde lupiacoise, theatre section of the Association d'Artagnan chez d'Artagnan.

Meet in the village square, in front of d'Artagnan's statue.

Duration about 1 hour 30 minutes. Free entry. Voluntary contributions welcome.

Join the troup for complimentary drinks at the end.

Tuesday 23 July 2024 - 2024 Summer markets

Every Tuesday in July and August from 18:00 to 21:00 (6 to 9 pm) on the village square.

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More than 25 stalls at the foot of the equestrian statue of d'Artagnan.

Come and sample the products of a dozen or so local producers on the Place d'Artagnan: craft beer, cheese, crêpes, croustades, free range pork, sorbets, vegetables and wine, amongst other treats.

Or let yourself be tempted by a range of local crafts.

Food is available at the Taverne de d'Artagnan or make up your own meal from the market stalls to eat on site or take away.

A must-do summer event in a magical setting where good humour, conviviality and the Gascon spirit reign.

There's live music too on most nights

A market organised in association with Les tables du Gers, and labeled TerraGers ⓡ.


Download the
  2024 Summer markets flyer

Tuesday 30 July 2024 - Photo exhibition "Chez soi" ("At home")

Tuesdays 09 and 30 July 2024 on the village square, 18:00-21:00, as part of the summer market.

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A series of portraits and personal accounts that take a sensitive look at the different ways of being at home.

A travelling photo exhibition presented by the Maison Artesage association and Baptiste Monziès, also on display at the Montesquiou gourmet markets on Thursdays 4, 11 and 18 July from 18:00, and in Marciac in September.

Thursday 01 August 2024 - Theatrical visit of the village of Lupiac

Thursdays 4 and 18 July, then 01, 15 and 29 August 2024 at 20:00.

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(play is in French)

Discover life in the village in 1850, accompanied by fortune-teller Mercedes and her sidekicks.

Original creation of La Horde lupiacoise, theatre section of the Association d'Artagnan chez d'Artagnan.

Meet in the village square, in front of d'Artagnan's statue.

Duration about 1 hour 30 minutes. Free entry. Voluntary contributions welcome.

Join the troup for complimentary drinks at the end.

Sunday 11 August 2024 - Lupiac celebrates its musketeer

Every second Sunday in August, since 2012, Lupiac is being transformed for its festival "D'Artagnan chez d'Artagnan". An opportunity to celebrate its musketeer over a festive weekend.

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From 10:00 (10am) – 12th festival "D'Artagnan chez d'Artagnan"

Come and immerse yourself in a 17th-century Gers village on a fair day. Bring the whole family to rub shoulders with d'Artagnan and his musketeers, villagers, shopkeepers, craftsmen and strolling players. Make the most of the entertainment, and feast to your heart's content.

2024 theme: D'Artagnan and Cyrano - two Cadets of Gascony

Check the program of the 2023 festival in the Lupiac Gazette (in French):

  La Gazette de Lupiac 2023 et son supplément mode


Thursday 15 August 2024 - Theatrical visit of the village of Lupiac

Thursdays 4 and 18 July, then 01, 15 and 29 August 2024 at 20:00.

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(play is in French)

Discover life in the village in 1850, accompanied by fortune-teller Mercedes and her sidekicks.

Original creation of La Horde lupiacoise, theatre section of the Association d'Artagnan chez d'Artagnan.

Meet in the village square, in front of d'Artagnan's statue.

Duration about 1 hour 30 minutes. Free entry. Voluntary contributions welcome.

Join the troup for complimentary drinks at the end.

Thursday 29 August 2024 - Theatrical visit of the village of Lupiac

Thursdays 4 and 18 July, then 01, 15 and 29 August 2024 at 20:00.

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(play is in French)

Discover life in the village in 1850, accompanied by fortune-teller Mercedes and her sidekicks.

Original creation of La Horde lupiacoise, theatre section of the Association d'Artagnan chez d'Artagnan.

Meet in the village square, in front of d'Artagnan's statue.

Duration about 1 hour 30 minutes. Free entry. Voluntary contributions welcome.

Join the troup for complimentary drinks at the end.

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Tuesday 09 July 2024 - Photo exhibition "Chez soi" ("At home")

Tuesdays 09 and 30 July 2024 on the village square, 18:00-21:00, as part of the summer market.

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A series of portraits and personal accounts that take a sensitive look at the different ways of being at home.

A travelling photo exhibition presented by the Maison Artesage association and Baptiste Monziès, also on display at the Montesquiou gourmet markets on Thursdays 4, 11 and 18 July from 18:00, and in Marciac in September.

Thursday 04 July 2024 - Theatrical visit of the village of Lupiac

Thursdays 4 and 18 July, then 01, 15 and 29 August 2024 at 20:00.

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(play is in French)

Discover life in the village in 1850, accompanied by fortune-teller Mercedes and her sidekicks.

Original creation of La Horde lupiacoise, theatre section of the Association d'Artagnan chez d'Artagnan.

Meet in the village square, in front of d'Artagnan's statue.

Duration about 1 hour 30 minutes. Free entry. Voluntary contributions welcome.

Join the troup for complimentary drinks at the end.

Saturday 29 June 2024 - « À nous, Mousquetaires ! » Lectures

The second edition of the ‘À nous, Mousquetaires!’ series of lectures, launched in 2023 to mark the 350th anniversary of the death of d'Artagnan.

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This event is part of the "Autour de d'Artagnan dans le Gers" 2024 programme



Saturday 29 June 2024 from 15:00, Lupiac village hall

Free admission, no bookings. Conferences in French only.

15:00 - 16:15 : « Eating habits and tableware in Gascony at the time of d'Artagnann » by Jacques Lapart

 

16h30-18h00 « Once upon a time, there was Cyrano(s) de Bergerac » by Thomas Sertillanges

Let's discover the historical Cyrano, Savinien de Cyrano (1619-1655); Edmond Rostand, who was inspired by him to imagine the mythical Cyrano who has become, like d'Artagnan, a universal myth; and the tribulations of the creation of Cyrano de Bergerac, the most performed French play in the world.

Friday 28 June 2024 - Seventeenth Century Feast

Dine on recipes from the 17th century in a lovely historic setting.

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This event is part of the "Autour de d'Artagnan dans le Gers" 2024 programme



20:00 (8pm) - Seventeenth Century Feast (Buffet grand siècle)

Dine on recipes from the 17th century in a lovely historic setting.

On the village square, weather permitting, or in the village hall.

39€ per person, including drinks. 19€ for children under 12.

For reservations call the D'Artagnan Museum on 05 62 09 24 09.

Meal created by Thibault Lagoutte of l’Auberge La Baquère, Préneron (www.aubergelabaquere.com).


On the menu

Apéritif

POTAGE
Soupe paysanne

RELEVÉ
Pâté en croûte

ENTREMETS
Légumes croquants et condiments
Fruits frais et séchés

ENTRÉES
Escabèche de poisson
Roulé d'esturgeon

ROST
Poulets rôtis au feu de bois
Chevreau grillé

MIJOTÉS
Daube de cèpes
Petit épeautre aux épices douces
Marmite de pois carrés

ENTREMET
Fromages du village

PLATS DOUX
Blanc-manger
Fruits pochés aux épices

Brûlot

Thursday 27 June 2024 - Traditional Midsummer bonfire

From 19:30 (7.30pm) behind Lupiac local school

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Lupiac's Festivities committee and Local hunting society invite you to share a pleasant and convivial moment around the Midsummer bonfire.

On the menu: grilled meats, cold meats and good wine!

During the evening, you'll also have the chance to take part in the traditional ham weigh-in!

Bring your own wine and dessert.

In case of bad weather, we will be able to take refuge under the municipal hangar.

Thursday 06 June 2024 - Municipal council meeting

Lupiac municipal offices (Mairie de Lupiac), Thursday 06 June 2024 at 21:00 (9pm)

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Tuesday 02 April 2024 - Municipal council meeting

Lupiac municipal offices (Mairie de Lupiac), Tuesday 02 April 2024 at 20:30 (8.30pm)

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Tuesday 30 January 2024 - Municipal council meeting

Lupiac municipal offices (Mairie de Lupiac), Tuesday 30 January 2024 at 20:30 (8.30pm)

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Wednesday 17 January 2024 - Municipal council meeting

Lupiac municipal offices (Mairie de Lupiac), Wednesday 17 January 2024 at 20:00 (8pm)

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Saturday 16 December 2023 - Christmas market 2023

Lupiac village square, from 15:00

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Every year, Lupiac is decked out in joyous colours for a Christmas market on the village square, under the arcades and around a traditional Christmas tree.

On Saturday 16 December 2023 from 15:00, there's a festive afternoon and evening based around a Christmas market of some 30 stalls under the arcades (gifts, crafts, local produce...).

Many (free) activities to entertain children and adults alike:

  • 16:00: A Christmas tale, in the warmth of the village hall.
  • 17:00: Street theatre by local troupe La horde lupiacoise, on the village square.
  • 18:00: Illumination of the Christmas tree, on the village square.
  • 19:00: Show Supper at the Belmonts' by the local fencing troupe Lames Lupiacoises, in the warmth of the village hall.

All afternoon on the village square:

  • Craft and food market.
  • Christmas tree.
  • Santa Claus on parade.
  • Wooden games.
  • Food available (crêpes, savoury snacks,hot chocolate, mulled wine...).

And to finish in style, special Guinea fowl menu served from 19:00 at the Taverne d'Artagnan:

  • Wafers with foie gras ganache and shallot confit
  • breast of guinea fowl with crayfish sauce
  • Omelette norvégienne (baked Alaska pie), flambéed

(25€ Menu, drinks not included. For bookings, call 05 62 69 53 54.)


For more information, contact the Armagnac et d'Artagnan tourist office :

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Saturday 09 December 2023 - Book presentation and signing - "The King's Musketeers"

Saturday 09 December at 11:00, presentation and signing of Julien Wilmart's book "Les Mousquetaires du roi - Une troupe d’élite au cœur du pouvoir" (The King's Musketeers - An elite troop at the heart of power). You can reserve your copy of the book until midday on Wednesday 29 November.

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Please note: Postponed for health reasons to a later date, to be confirmed.

Some of you were lucky enough to attend Julien Wimart's excellent talk on 24 June in the Lupiac village hall: "Les Mousquetaires du roi (1622-1815): aux sources du mythe" (The King's Musketeers (1622-1815): the origins of the myth).

A historian and undisputed specialist in the Musketeers, Julien Wilmart has since published a landmark book: "Les Mousquetaires du roi - Une troupe d'élite au cœur du pouvoir" (The King's Musketeers - An elite troop at the heart of power), published 12 October 2023, 607 pages, 26€ - www.tallandier.com/livre/les-mousquetaires-du-roi).

The book is fascinating, dense but accessible.

The press has been talking about it, the book is a success and the publisher has just launched a first reprint, one month after its release.

Julien will be in the Gers on the week-end of 09 and 10 December.

He will be presenting his book in Lupiac on Saturday 09 December at 11:00, at the Taverne d'Artagnan.

Nothing formal. A relaxed atmosphere. A great opportunity to get to know the author and ask all the questions that come to mind.

The discussion will be followed by a book signing for those wishing to buy the book.

If you want to be sure of getting your copy, reserve it before noon on Wednesday 29 November. A small additional stock will be available for others, but there is no guarantee that there will be enough.

A copy of the book will be available for inspection from Saturday 25 November at the Taverne d'Artagnan.


Practical details

Reserve your copie (or copies) of the book before noon on Wednesday 29 November
- either in person at the Taverne d'Artagnan, on the village square, Lupiac (open 7 days, 08:00-18:00)
- or by e-mail at webmestre@lupiac.fr in either French or English (receipt of your message will be acknowledged)
(you will pay when taking delivery of your book)

Browse the book to get an idea of what it's all about
- from Saturday 25 November at the Taverne d'Artagnan
(order yourself a cup of coffee and some croissants and take your time :-)

Come along to the book presentation and signing
- Saturday 09 december 2023 at 11:00 (and until 12:00/12:30) at the Taverne d'Artagnan
/ listen to the presentation and discuss with Julien Wilmart
/ if you want a copy of the book, collect it and pay for it, and have it signed
(if you want to take the opportunity to have lunch at the Taverne afterwards, you can book by calling 05 62 69 53 54)

You want a book signed but cannot be there on 09 December ?
- when reserving your copy, indicate the name to sign the book for, and your e-mail address.
- collect and pay for the book at the Taverne d'Artagnan after 09 December (you will receive an e-mail when your signed book is available for collection)

Tuesday 28 November 2023 - Municipal council meeting

Lupiac municipal offices (Mairie de Lupiac), Tuesday 28 November 2023 at 20:30 (8.30pm)

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Sunday 12 November 2023 - Les Trois Mousquetaires héros de BD (The Three Musketeers, Comic Strip Heroes)

Exhibition by Patrick de Jacquelot, Lupiac's D'Artagnan museum, from 23 June to 12 November 2023

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This event is part of the "Autour de d'Artagnan dans le Gers" 2023 programme

An exhibition by Patrick de Jacquelot of www.pastichesdumas.com.
Original exhibition poster by Juliette Brocal and Camille Leto of the collective Les Dumariolles.



When Alexandre Dumas wrote The Three Musketeers in 1844, he didn't just give life to d'Artagnan, Athos, Porthos and Aramis, four cloak-and-dagger heroes among others: he created a veritable myth with universal appeal. The numerous film adaptations of the novel bear witness to this, as does the success of the latest film, Les Trois Mousquetaires - D'Artagnan, released last April.

Nowhere is the worldwide popularity of Dumas's masterpiece better illustrated than in comic strips. Hundreds of comic strip adaptations of The Three Musketeers have been produced in many countries, covering a wide range of genres: direct adaptations of the novel, parodies, children's versions, new adventures for the heroes, science fiction, etc.

"Les Trois Mousquetaires héros de BD" (The Three Musketeers, Comic Strip Heroes) is an exhibition about this extraordinary phenomenon. The first part features early French comics, with issues from the 1930s to the 1950s, as well as a series of original plates from L'homme au manteau rouge, a 1966 comic strip by Eugène Gire recounting the assassination of Constance Bonacieux and the execution of Milady. There's also a contemporary creation in the form of a panel by Fabrice Erre from the comic strip parodying The Three Musketeers, released at the same time as the film in April.

The second part of the exhibition deals with comics from all over the world. The old magazines, issues and albums on display come from a wide range of countries, including the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Hungary and Norway. American comics are well represented, as are productions from Mexico, Argentina and Brazil. The popularity of the Three Musketeers in Asia is illustrated by recent Japanese manga, traditional Chinese comic strips, albums from Korea, the Philippines and India...

The 75 or so items on display come from the collection of journalist Patrick de Jacquelot. The entire collection of more than six hundred pieces is presented on the website "Alexandre Dumas, suites, plagiarisms, pastiches, tributes and comic strips" (www.pastichesdumas.com), which also reviews more than five hundred novels, plays and short stories inspired by Dumas.

Access to the exhibition is included in the cost of entry to the D'Artagnan museum. The museum is open 7 days a week from 17 June to 31 August, then closed on Mondays. Check opening times at www.lupiac.fr/museedartagnan


Links:

Site in French "Alexandre Dumas, suites, plagiats, pastiches, hommages et bandes dessinées" (Alexandre Dumas, suites, plagiarisms, pastiches, tributes and comic strips)

Juliette Brocal, Camille Leto and the collective Les Dumariolles

Wednesday 11 October 2023 - Municipal council meeting

Lupiac municipal offices (Mairie de Lupiac), Wednesday 11 October 2023 at 20:30 (8.30pm)

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Thursday 21 September 2023 - Municipal council meeting

Lupiac municipal offices (Mairie de Lupiac), Thursday 21 September 2023 at 19:30 (7.30pm)

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Tuesday 29 August 2023 - Summer market 2023

Every Tuesday in July and August from 18:00 to 21:00 (6 to 9 pm) on the village square.

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More than 20 stalls at the foot of the equestrian statue of d'Artagnan.

Come and sample the products of a dozen or so local producers on the Place d'Artagnan: craft beer, cheese, crêpes, croustades, honey, free range pork, sorbets, vegetables and wine, amongst other treats.

Or let yourself be tempted by a range of local crafts.

Food is available at the Taverne de d'Artagnan or make up your own meal from the market stalls to eat on site or take away.

A must-do summer event in a magical setting where good humour, conviviality and the Gascon spirit reign.

There's live music too on most nights:

  • 11 July: École de Musique d'Artagnan
  • 18 July: Les Pops Castafiores
  • 25 July: Lous Amics Quartet
  • 1 August: Les Clandestins
  • 8 August: Les Cartonnés
  • 15 August: Swing Manouche
  • 22 August: Les Cartonnés

Sunday 13 August 2023 - D'Artagnan's home: wardrobe and other personal effects

Conference (in French) by Odile Bordaz, Lupiac church, 16:30-17:30 (4.30-5.30pm)

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(This conference (in French) is part of the d'Artagnan festival. Access is included in the cost of entry to the festival)

From December 22 to 29, 1673, six months after d'Artagnan's death in Maastricht, the after-death inventory of his possessions was drawn up by two notaries of the Châtelet de Paris in the house he rented at the corner of rue du Bac and quai Malaquais.

In addition to the furniture, tapestries, Dutch porcelain vases and carriages, there was a fabulous wardrobe.

On the second floor of the house, in an anteroom, there's a closet and a chest containing d'Artagnan's clothes and other personal effects.

Let's discover them together!

Illustration opposite: The character of Mascarille in Molière's 1659 play Les précieuses ridicules. A style of clothes found in d'Artagnan's wardrobe.


Our speaker :

Odile Bordaz

Historian, doctor in art history, heritage curator, Odile Bordaz was successively curator of the museums of the Gers, administrator of historical monuments for the Center for National Monuments, notably the Saint-Denis Basilica, necropolis of the kings of France, and the Château de Vincennes.

Odile Bordaz has worked for more than 15 years on d'Artagnan, to whom she has dedicated a monumental biography. Since 2012, she has been kind enough to come to Lupiac every year and share with us the daily life of our musketeer and his comrades.

And this year, Odile Bordaz will sign her books on the village square from 13:30 to 14:30 (1.30 to 2.30pm)!

Sunday 13 August 2023 - From Louis XIII to Louis XIV: a history of fashion

Conference (in French) by Anne Couturier, Lupiac church, 14:30-15:30 (2.30-3.30pm)

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(This conference (in French) is part of the d'Artagnan festival. Access is included in the cost of entry to the festival)

Fashion has had many facets throughout our history. Whether a tool of political propaganda or industrial development, a demonstration of social status or a simple accessory, fashion is far more complex than we imagine. Throughout D'Artagnan's life, fashion evolved from simple, elegant forms under Louis XIII, to exuberant "rhingrave" at the beginning of Louis XIV's reign, to the famous "costume à la française" that marked the history of fashion in France and Europe.

Come and discover the history and evolution of this complex and rich fashion experienced by our Gascon hero throughout the 17th century.


Our speaker :

Anne Couturier

After a degree in Art History and Archaeology, Anne Couturier completed a Master's degree in Arts and Culture in Brittany. Wishing to reach out to the general public and offer a new approach to history through costume and antique dressmaking, she went to acquire new skills and obtain a professional certification in sewing.

No, it's not a joke, Anne is a seamstress by trade! After 7 years as a tailor and historical costume trainer, she now works on her own, tailoring for all types of garments and giving costume lessons at home.

A specialist in military costume, you can meet her during our festival at the camp of the historical re-enactment troupe « the Compagnie de Gascogne ».

For more information :

Sunday 13 August 2023 - Book signing at the d’Artagnan festival : Odile Bordaz

Book signing by Odile Bordaz from 13:30 to 14:30 (1.30 to 2.30pm), under the arches, in front of the municipal offices (mairie).

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(This book signing is part of the d'Artagnan festival. Access is included in the cost of entry to the festival)

L’historienne Odile Bordaz, docteur en histoire de l’art et conservateur du patrimoine, est la biographe de référence de Charles de Batz de Castelmore, plus connu sous le nom de d’Artagnan.

Come and have Odile sign one (or two, or three...) of her books on d'Artagnan (all in French, but...) :

  • D'Artagnan. Capitaine-Lieutenant des Grands Mousquetaires du Roy (Captain-Lieutenant of the king’s musketeers) (2001)
  • D'Artagnan et les mousquetaires du roi (D'Artagnan and the King's Musketeers) – 1622-1775 (2018)
  • Sur les chemins de d'Artagnan et des Mousquetaires - Lieux et itinéraires (In the footsteps of d’Artagnan and the musketeers – Places and routes) (with Claude Bordaz - updated 2021)

More informations on these books, usually in stock at the D'Artagnan Museum shop:


The author :

Odile Bordaz

Historian, doctor in art history, heritage curator, Odile Bordaz was successively curator of the museums of the Gers, administrator of historical monuments for the Center for National Monuments, notably the Saint-Denis Basilica, necropolis of the kings of France, and the Château de Vincennes.

Odile Bordaz has worked for more than 15 years on d'Artagnan, to whom she has dedicated a monumental biography. Since 2012, she has been kind enough to come to Lupiac every year and share with us the daily life of our musketeer and his comrades.

This year: Conference "D'Artagnan's home: wardrobe and other personal effects", in the church from 16:30 to 17:30 (4.30 to 5.30pm)!

Sunday 13 August 2023 - The Adventures of the 3 Musketeers

Cloak-and-dagger play (in French), by the troup "Les Lames sur Seine", based on the novel by Alexandre Dumas. Two showings at 11:00 (11am) and 15:30 (3.30pm)

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(This play (in French) is part of the d'Artagnan festival. Access is included in the cost of entry to the festival)

A young provincial by the name of d'Artagnan arrives in Paris to live out his dream of joining the company of the King's Musketeers commanded by Mr de Tréville! As soon as he arrives in the capital, he meets three Musketeers: Athos, Porthos and Aramis, whom he befriends during a duel with the Cardinal's guards.

Together with his friends, he will have to redouble his vigilance to foil the traps set by two formidable characters in the Cardinal's pay: the perfidious Milady de Winter and the intractable Rochefort.

A story featuring intrigues, twists and turns, love, betrayal, treachery and of course many duels mixing humour, friendship, drama, adventure and panache!

Sunday 13 August 2023 - Week-end festif: Lupiac fête son mousquetaire

Chaque second dimanche d’août, depuis 2012, Lupiac se métamorphose pour son “Festival d’Artagnan chez d’Artagnan”. L’occasion d’un week-end festif.

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Un événement du programme "Autour de d'Artagnan dans le Gers" 2023



Samedi 12 août

9h – Randonnées équestre et pédestre sur les pas de d'Artagnan

Inscriptions à partir de 8h sur la place du village.

16h – Atelier de danse gasconne

18h30 - Conférence puis spectacle de cape et d'épée

Dans le parc, derrière la mairie. Entrée 7€. Gratuit pour les moins de 12 ans.

  • 18h30 – Conférence “Les casaques des mousquetaires du Roy” par Thomas Samek
  • 19h00 – Spectacle de cape et d’épée "Le Bossu" par les Lames sur Seine
21h - Repas proposé par des producteurs locaux

Dans le parc, derrière la mairie.

Dimanche 13 août

À partir de 10h – 11ème festival "D'Artagnan chez d'Artagnan"

Venez vous plonger dans un village du Gers au XVIIème siècle, un jour de foire. Venez en famille y côtoyer d'Artagnan et ses mousquetaires, villageois, boutiquiers, artisans et baladins. Esbaudissez vous devant les nombreuses animations et ripaillez à l’envi.

Entrée: 10€ (gratuit pour les moins de 12 ans). Donne également droit à l'entrée au musée d'Artagnan et à son exposition "Les trois mousquetaires héros de BD".

Thème 2023: La garde-robe du XVIIème siècle.

Programme détaillé dans la Gazette de Lupiac

  La Gazette de Lupiac 2023 et son supplément mode


Saturday 12 August 2023 - Le Bossu

An evening of entertainment from 18:30 (6.30pm), around the cloak-and-dagger play 'Le Bossu" (in French), by the troup "Les Lames sur Seine", based on the novel by Paul Féval

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During the reign of Louis XIV, the Chevalier de Lagardère watches helplessly as his friend, the Duke of Nevers, is assassinated. Before the Duke draws his last breath, he promises to raise his friend’s daughter Aurore as if she were his own child, and to find the assassin he has marked with a sword wound to the wrist. True to his motto: "If you don't come to Lagardère, Lagardère will come to you!"

For 20 years, Lagardère will be relentless in his pursuit to bring the truth to light, and to do so he will have to take on the guise of a very strange character...

A show for all audiences, combining friendship, suspense, ambush, comedy, humor and betrayal, punctuated by dizzying duels between men and women.

In Lupiac, 18:30 (6.30pm). Admission: 7€ (free for children under 12).
Also available: 2-day pass at 15€, giving access on Saturday 12 to the play and on Sunday 13 to the D'Artagnan festival and museum.

Play at 19:00 (7pm), preceded at 18:30 (6.30pm) by a conference (in French) "The king's musketeers uniforms" by Thomas Samek

After the play, around 21:00 (9pm): Catering by local producers - 13€ menu

Friday 11 August 2023 - Seventeenth Century Feast

Dine on recipes from the 17th century in a lovely historic setting.

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This event is part of the "Autour de d'Artagnan dans le Gers" 2023 programme



20:00 (8pm) - Seventeenth Century Feast (Buffet grand siècle)

Dine on recipes from the 17th century in a lovely historic setting.

39€ per person, including drinks. 19€ for children under 12.

For reservations call the D'Artagnan Museum on 05 62 09 24 09.

Meal created by Thibault Lagoutte of l’Auberge La Baquère, Préneron (www.aubergelabaquere.com), where three 17th century recipes are also featured on the menu this summer.

Other dates for the feast: Friday 23 June and Friday 14 July 2023

Sunday 23 July 2023 - Terres d'ici - Cuisine d'ailleurs

Sustainable Food Festival. Domaine de Hongrie, Lupiac. Friday 21 July 2023 from 17:00 to 24:00 (5pm to midnight). Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 July 2023 from 10:00 to 24:00 (10am to midnight).

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Come and take part in a unique tasting experience at Domaine de Hongrie, Lupiac.

International chefs will be drawing inspiration from the flavours of the Congo, India, Thailand, Spain, China, the USA, the Czech Republic, Honduras, Martinique, La Réunion and Lebanon, to take you on a culinary and cultural journey using local produce!

With friends or family, come and enjoy a day of discovery and sharing at the Domaine de Hongrie. And it will good for your health.

On-site accommodation available.

Download the flyer.

Friday 14 July 2023 - Seventeenth Century Feast

Dine on recipes from the 17th century in a lovely historic setting.

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This event is part of the "Autour de d'Artagnan dans le Gers" 2023 programme



20:00 (8pm) - Seventeenth Century Feast (Buffet grand siècle)

Dine on recipes from the 17th century in a lovely historic setting.

39€ per person, including drinks. 19€ for children under 12.

For reservations call the D'Artagnan Museum on 05 62 09 24 09.

Meal created by Thibault Lagoutte of l’Auberge La Baquère, Préneron (www.aubergelabaquere.com), where three 17th century recipes are also featured on the menu this summer.

Other dates for the feast: Friday 23 June et Friday 11 August 2023

Saturday 08 July 2023 - Le théâtre qui rend fou

Theater evening at the Lupiac village hall - 20:00 (8pm)

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Le théâtre qui rend fou

Based on a play by Jacques Maurin. Performed by the Lupiac theatre group La Horde lupiacoise. Directed by Jocelyne Laurent.

Saturday 8 July 2023 at 20:00 (8pm) in the Lupiac village hall. Free entry. Voluntary contributions welcome.

Information and bookings at the d'Artagnan museum :

Tuesday 27 June 2023 - Farmers market

Every Tuesday morning, from early September to end of June, from 09:00 to 11:00 (9 to 11 am).

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Small farmers market on the Place d'Artagnan in front of the postal agency.

You'll find Anne's organic vegetables and the honey and beeswax candles from Les Ruchers du Soleil Doré.

Depending on the season you may also find cheese from Lupiac, croustades, or other locally produced treats.

Sunday 25 June 2023 - Week-end événement : Lupiac commémore la mort de d'Artagnan

Né à Lupiac vers l'an 1613, d'Artagnan meurt le 25 juin 1673 à Maastricht aux Pays Bas, il y a tout juste 350 ans. L'occasion de commémorer le parcours exceptionnel de cet enfant de Lupiac, devenu grâce à Alexandre Dumas un mythe universel.

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Un événement du programme "Autour de d'Artagnan dans le Gers" 2023



Vendredi 23 juin

20h - Buffet grand siècle

Dégustez des recettes du 17ème siècle dans un cadre et une ambiance d’époque.

39€ par personne, boissons comprises. 19€ pour les moins de 12 ans.

Réservations auprès du Musée d’Artagnan au 05 62 09 24 09.

Un buffet proposé par Thibault Lagoutte de l’Auberge La Baquère de Préneron (www.aubergelabaquere.com), qui vous y sert au cours de la saison trois recettes grand siècle.

Buffet également proposé les vendredis 14 juillet et 11 août 2023

Samedi 24 juin

10h30 – Ouverture de l’exposition "Les Trois Mousquetaires, héros de BD" (Visite guidée à 11h).

L'exposition, par Patrick de Jacquelot du site www.pastichesdumas.com, donne un aperçu de la façon dont les Mousquetaires sont entrés dans l’imaginaire collectif universel, accédant au statut de mythe à part entière. Au musée d’Artagnan de Lupiac jusqu’au 12 novembre 2023. Compris dans le prix d’entrée du musée. Adultes 6€, 12-18ans 5€, -12 ans 3€.

Horaires et tarifs détaillés: www.lupiac.fr/museedartagnan

14h – Conférence "À nous, Mousquetaires".
  • La mort de d'Artagnan, par Odile Bordaz (depuis Maastricht)
  • Le vrai visage de d’Artagnan, par Jean-René Cazeneuve
  • Les Mousquetaires du roi (1622-1815) : aux sources du mythe, par Julien Wilmart
  • Le mythe des Trois Mousquetaires à travers la littérature et la bande dessinée, par Patrick de Jacquelot

Dans la salle des fêtes. Gratuit.

19h – Concert « Charles de Batz de Castelmore » de l'Harmonie lupiacoise.

Pièce pour Tuba solo et orchestre d’harmonie composée par Max Fouga, interprétée par Nathan Wiorowski. Redécouvrons le parcours exceptionnel de d'Artagnan à travers cinq tableaux musicaux qui retraceront sa vie, de sa Gascogne natale à Maastricht, où il est tué le 25 juin 1673. Dans la salle des fêtes ou sur la place du village. Gratuit.

Dimanche 25 juin

9h – Randonnée pédestre sur les traces de d’Artagnan.

Rendez-vous sur la place du village.

10h et 14h30 – Visite guidée du village de Lupiac.

Découvrez l'histoire, l'architecture et la vie du village natal de d'Artagnan, de son église et de son moulin. Une visite organisée dans le cadre des Journées du patrimoine de pays et des moulins. Rendez-vous devant l’église.

18h – Visite guidée de l’exposition "Les Trois Mousquetaires, héros de BD".

Musée d’Artagnan. Compris dans le prix d’entrée du musée.

21h – Spectacle son et lumière "Merci Monsieur Dumas".

Rappelle et célèbre, à travers un spectacle dynamique et haut en couleurs, le rôle d'Alexandre Dumas dans le passage à la postérité du plus connu des gascons, d'Artagnan.

Un spectacle des Lames sur Seine et de la Boîte à jouer, avec la participation de l’Association d’Artagnan chez d’Artagnan.

Sur la place du village. Gratuit.

Friday 23 June 2023 - Seventeenth Century Feast

Dine on recipes from the 17th century in a lovely historic setting.

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This event is part of the "Autour de d'Artagnan dans le Gers" 2023 programme



20:00 (8pm) - Seventeenth Century Feast (Buffet grand siècle)

Dine on recipes from the 17th century in a lovely historic setting.

39€ per person, including drinks. 19€ for children under 12.

For reservations call the D'Artagnan Museum on 05 62 09 24 09.

Meal created by Thibault Lagoutte of l’Auberge La Baquère, Préneron (www.aubergelabaquere.com), where three 17th century recipes are also featured on the menu this summer.

Other dates for the feast: Friday 14 July et Friday 11 August 2023

Saturday 17 June 2023 - Départ de la randonnée inaugurale le long de la "Route des mousquetaires".

Départ de Lupiac à 8h30.

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Un événement du programme "Autour de d'Artagnan dans le Gers" 2023



Plusieurs dizaines de cavaliers s'élancent sur la Route Européenne d'Artagnan le long de l'itinéraire qui mène de Lupiac, village natal de dArtagnan, à Saint-de-Luz en passant par le village d'Artagnan et le Béarn de M. de Tréville, pays des Trois Mousquetaires, Athos, Porthos et Aramis.  La Route permet aux randonneurs de se remettre dans l'ambiance des épopées de ces mousquetaires popularisées par Alexandre Dumas.

Cette randonnée traversera les communes de Lupiac, Castelnavet, Aignan, Pouydraguin, Tasque, Galiax, Préchac-sur-Adour et Jû-Belloc dans le Gers avant de passer dans les Hautes-Pyrénées. Randonnée limitée à 35 cavaliers. Réservations auprès des Randonneurs d’Aignan en Val-d’Adour (RAVA) à partir du 28 mai et jusqu'au 8 juin à l'adresse suivante : viennebernard32@orange.fr

Friday 16 June 2023 - Conférence "Quel écotourisme dans nos territoires?"

À 19h. Une conférence proposée par l’association de la Route Européenne d’Artagnan en coopération avec l’association DéfisMed, avec deux grands témoins: Jean-Louis Rastoin et Éric Raulet.

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Un événement du programme "Autour de d'Artagnan dans le Gers" 2023



À 19h dans l'église de Lupiac. Gratuit

Friday 09 June 2023 - Reopening of the Taverne d'Artagnan

The Taverne d'Artagnan reopens Friday 9 June 2023 under a new management.

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Taken over by Thibault Lagoutte, chef at the « La Baquère » Inn (which remains open) a few kilometres from Lupiac and an active member of the « Ronde des Mousquetaires », the flagship of Gers gastronomy, the "Taverne de d'Artagnan" offers you a generous and gourmet table representing the diversity of our region right in the heart of the village.

You'll be able to enjoy seasonal dishes made with local produce in a warm and reassuring "Tavern" atmosphere.

On Friday and Saturday evenings, as well as on Tuesday evenings during the summer, you can enjoy tapas at the foot of the d'Artagnan statue.

Whether you're picking up your bread in the morning, having lunch in the sun, enjoying a snack in the shade of the parasols or sharing a glass of wine with friends, you won't want to miss out!

Open 7 days from 08:00 to 18:00 (8am to 6pm) - except during annual holidays.

Wednesday 24 May 2023 - Municipal council meeting

Lupiac municipal offices (Mairie de Lupiac), Wednesday 24 May 2023 at 21:00 (9pm)

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Tuesday 11 April 2023 - Municipal council meeting

Lupiac municipal offices (Mairie de Lupiac), Tuesday 11 April 2023 at 20:30 (8.30pm)

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Tuesday 31 January 2023 - Municipal council meeting

Lupiac municipal offices (Mairie de Lupiac), Tuesday 31 January 2023 at 20:30 (8.30pm)

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Saturday 10 December 2022 - Christmas market 2022

Lupiac village square, from 15:00 to 20:00 (3 to 8pm)

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Every 2nd Saturday of December, Lupiac is decked out in joyous colours for a Christmas market on the village square, under the arcades and around a traditional Christmas tree.

On Saturday 10 December 2022 from 15:00 (3pm), there's a festive afternoon and evening based around a Christmas market of some 30 stalls under the arcades.

Many (free) activities to entertain children and adults alike:

  • 15:30 (3.30pm): Clown magic show by Les ateliers au pré from Vic-Fezensac, in the warmth of the village hall.
  • 16:15 (4.15pm): Street theatre by local troup La horde lupiacoise, on the village square.
  • 17:45 (5.45pm): Musical entertainment by the pupils of the singing class, followed by the choir of the D'Artagnan music school, in the church.
  • 20:00 (8pm): Show A night at the museum by the Lames Lupiacoises, in the warmth of the village hall.

And all afternoon on the village square:

  • Craft and food market.
  • Christmas tree and Santa Claus.
  • Santa's sleigh and pony rides courtesy of the Ferme Équestre de Lupiac.
  • Food available.

For more information, contact the Armagnac et d'Artagnan tourist office :


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Wednesday 07 December 2022 - Municipal council meeting

Lupiac municipal offices (Mairie de Lupiac), Wednesday 07 December 2022 at 20:00 (8pm)

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Saturday 19 November 2022 - Saint Cecilia concert

Lupiac village hall, Saturday 19 November 2022 at 2030 (8.30pm)

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To celebrate Saint Cecilia, Patronness Saint of musicians, the Harmonie Lupiacoise invites you to its traditional concert on Saturday 19 November at 2030 (8.30pm) in the Lupiac village hall (entrance under the arcades on the village square).

With the participation of the saxophone quartet Ad Lib and the Harmonie Lupiacoise.

Admission is free.

Sunday 13 November 2022 - D'artagnan, comic strip hero

Exhibition by Patrick de Jacquelot, Lupiac's D'Artagnan museum, from 13 August to 13 November 2022

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(Temporary exhibition at the D'Artagnan museum. Access included in the cost of entry to the museum. The museum is open 7 days a week in July-August, then closed on Mondays. Check opening times at www.lupiac.fr/dartagnan)

For about a century, Alexandre Dumas' masterpiece The Three Musketeers has been an inspiration to comic book writers all over the world: France, the United States, Italy and Great Britain in particular, but also Mexico, Japan and China. There have been direct adaptations, more or less faithful to the novel, but also many variations: imaginary sequels, parodies, transpositions into science fiction, versions for children, etc.

Very often, it is the character of d'Artagnan that these comic strips focus on, even if it means casting the other three musketeers into the shade. The "D'Artagnan, comic strip hero" exhibition highlights this phenomenon. Numerous old and recent issues bear witness to the omnipresence of the young Gascon, with various comic strip series bearing his name. Numerous original plates give an insight into the styles of various authors, from the contributors to the French issues of the 1950s to various American comic strips. The humorous versions are not forgotten, with original plates of an adventure of Tom and Jerry musketeers or of Dogtanian, our musketeer transformed into a dog!

A beautiful series of original plates from the 1960s allows us to relive the end of Dumas' novel with the judgment and execution of Milady. Various magazines show d'Artagnan travelling through time and even Superman, Batman and Robin as the 'three super musketeers'! The variety and fantasy of all these works prove it: the musketeers, and d'Artagnan in particular, have entered the universal collective imagination, achieving the status of a myth in their own right.

All of the exhibits come from the collection assembled over the past thirty years by the journalist Patrick de Jacquelot. The entire collection of more than five hundred pieces is presented on the website "Alexandre Dumas, suites, plagiarisms, pastiches, tributes and comic strips" (www.pastichesdumas.com), which also reviews more than four hundred novels, plays and short stories inspired by Dumas.


Links:

Site in French "Alexandre Dumas, suites, plagiats, pastiches, hommages et bandes dessinées" (Alexandre Dumas, suites, plagiarisms, pastiches, tributes and comic strips)


Documents:

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Friday 11 November 2022 - Remembrance day ceremony

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From 10:30 (10.30 am): religious ceremony in Lupiac's church, followed by wreath laying and remembrance address at the war memorial.

The ceremony will be followed by drinks in the village hall.

Saturday 05 November 2022 - Halloween dinner in Lupiac

Saturday 05 November 2022 at 19:30 (7.30 pm)

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The Lupiac school parents' association holds a dinner to celebrate Halloween. All profits will be used for the benefit of the children.

17h30: Lollies hunt

19h30: Dinner in the village hall

  • Pumpkin soup
  • Curried pork stir fry and rice
  • Dessert
  • Wine/Coffee

Adults: 14€

Children(3-10 years old): 7€

Don't forget to bring your soup plates, glasses and cutlery.

And above all, come with your best Halloween costume.

Registration by phone by Wednesday 2 November:

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Wednesday 02 November 2022 - Municipal council meeting

Lupiac municipal offices (Mairie de Lupiac), Wednesday 02 november 2022 at 20:30 (8.30pm)

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Saturday 17 September 2022 - European Heritage Days in Lupiac

Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 September 2022 from 10:00 to 18:00 (10 am to 6 pm)

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At the d'Artagnan Museum

Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 September 2022 from 10:30 to 18:00 (10.30 am to 6 pm): reduced entry fee of 5€ for adults and free admission under 18 years old. Gives access to permanent collections as well as to the temporary exhibition "D'Artagnan, comic strip hero".

In the village church (Saint Bartholomew)

Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 September 2022 from 10:00 to 18:00 (10 am to 6 pm): guided tour of the church, including an exhibition of liturgical vestments. Free admission.

In Lupiac's windmill

Saturday 17 september at 15:00 (3 pm): guided tour of the windmill. Free admission.

Throughout Lupiac, birthplace of d'Artagnan

Sunday 18 september at 15:00 (3 pm): guided tour of the village. Free admission.


For further information:


The European Heritage Days are an initiative of the Council of Europe.

Tuesday 30 August 2022 - Summer market 2022

Every Tuesday in July and August from 18:00 to 21:00 (6 to 9 pm) on the village square.

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Come and taste the products of a dozen or so local producers on the Place d'Artagnan grouped around the equestrian statue of d'Artagnan: craft beer, cheese, crêpes, croustades, honey, melons, free range pork, snails, sorbets, vegetables and wine, amongst other treats. Or let yourself be tempted by a range of local crafts. There's live music too on certain nights.

Food is available at the Taverne de d'Artagnan, the Auberge (chips and burgers) or make up your own meal from the market stalls to eat there or take away.

A must-see event of the summer in a magical spot where good humour, conviviality and the Gascon spirit reign.

Sunday 28 August 2022 - Lupiac village fête

Annual village fête, organised by the Lupiac fete committee

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Friday 26 August

  • 19:00 (7pm) : Évening at "La Taverne", with entertainment by PIM.

Saturday 27 August

  • Morning: Hiking and cycling (mountain bike).
    • 08:30 (8.30am): Registration (2€) and breakfast on the village square.
    • 09:00 (9 am): Start of hiking and cycling tours.
  • 12:00 (noon): Lunch. 10€ menu. No prior bookings required.
  • 18:00 (6pm): Drinks on the village square.
  • 20:00 (8pm): Mussels and chips dinner. 13€ menu. With live music by the Bundy's and the Podium Event's. Bookings required. Book before 26 August.

Sunday 28 August

  • 11:00 (11am): Religious celebration in the Lupiac church.
  • 12:00 (noon): Complimentary drinks under the arcades. Pizza truck.
  • 15:00 (3pm): Amateur pétanque competition, in pairs.
  • 18:00 (6pm): Drinks on the village square.
  • 21:30 (9.30pm): Traditional Gascon Supper. 30€ menu. Bookings required. Book before 27 August. Limited seats available !

All week-end

Bouncy castles for kids !


For bookings, call Léa:

Thursday 25 August 2022 - Theatrical visit of the village of Lupiac

Thursday 18 and 25 August 2022 at 20:30 (8.30pm).

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(play is in French)

Let yourself be told the rich history of Lupiac through different playlets.

Original creation of "La Horde", theatre section of the Association d'Artagnan chez d'Artagnan.

Meet at the wind mill, at the entrance to the village on the road to Aignan.

Duration about 1 hour. Free entry. Voluntary contributions welcome.

Wednesday 24 August 2022 - Municipal council meeting

Lupiac municipal offices (Mairie de Lupiac), Wednesday 24 August 2022 at 21:00 (9pm)

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Sunday 14 August 2022 - Dartagnan, king's musketeer

Cloak-and-dagger play (in French), by the troup "Les Lames sur Seine", in three parts - at 11:15 (11.15am), 14:30 (2.30pm) and 16:30 (4.30pm)

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(This play (in French) is part of the d'Artagnan festival. Access is included in the cost of entry to the festival)

Alexandre Dumas turned Charles de Batz de Castelmore comte d'Artagnan, captain-lieutenant of the company of Musketeers in the service of his majesty Louis XIV, into a legendary hero through adventures well known to the public.

D'Artagnan, King's Musketeer, with the help of his three friends, will have to confront historical characters and fictitious ones, invented by Dumas, in order to foil plots aimed at destabilising the political balance.

A story combining historical reality and the myth established by Dumas, featuring intrigues, twists and turns, love, betrayal, treachery and of course many duels mixing humour, friendship, drama, adventure and panache!

Sunday 14 August 2022 - In search of the real d'Artagnan

Conference (in French) by Odile Bordaz and Patrick de Jacquelot, Lupiac church, 14:30-16:00 (2.30-4pm)

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(This conference (in French) is part of the d'Artagnan festival. Access is included in the cost of entry to the festival)

We all know d'Artagnan. Or at least we think we know him.

But which d'Artagnan are we talking about?

The historical D'Artagnan, Charles de Batz de Castelmore, the child of Lupiac who went to Paris and became captain-lieutenant of the musketeers of King Louis XIV, esteemed by all?

The d'Artagnan of the pamphleteer Courtilz de Sandras, inspired by Charles de Batz, and who in turn would inspire Alexandre Dumas?

The d'Artagnan of Alexandre Dumas' Three Musketeers, the central character in this great novel of friendship, loyalty, bravery and panache?

Or the d'Artagnan of one of the many films, novels, manga or comic books inspired more or less freely by The Three Musketeers?

Which one is our "real" d'Artagnan?


Our two speakers:

Odile Bordaz

Historian, doctor in art history, heritage curator, Odile Bordaz was successively curator of the museums of the Gers, administrator of historical monuments for the Center for National Monuments, notably the Saint-Denis Basilica, necropolis of the kings of France, and the Château de Vincennes.

Odile Bordaz has worked for more than 15 years on d'Artagnan, to whom she has dedicated a monumental biography. Since 2012, she has been kind enough to come to Lupiac every year and share with us the daily life of our musketeer and his fellow creatures.

Patrick de Jacquelot

Patrick de Jacquelot is a journalist, passionate about the work of Alexandre Dumas and all the plagiarisms, sequels and pastiches it has inspired.

For the Society of friends of Alexandre Dumas, of which he was administrator, he created a reference site: "Alexandre Dumas, two centuries of living literature" (www.dumaspere.com). He also created, and continues to enrich, the site "Alexandre Dumas, sequels, plagiarisms, pastiches, tributes and comic strips" (www.pastichesdumas.com), which endeavours to highlight Alexandre Dumas' immense literary posterity.

Patrick de Jacquelot is kind enough to come to Lupiac this year and to give this conference in collaboration with Odile Bordaz. Also to be discovered from 13 August at the Lupiac d'Artagnan Museum is his exhibition "D'Artagnan héros de BD" (D'Artagnan, comic strip hero) in which you can admire some superb pieces from his collection.

Sunday 14 August 2022 - 2022 D'Artagnan festival: From reality to myth

Lupiac, d'Artagnan's birthplace, celebrates its musketeer

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Dive into the 17th century Fair, in the midst of 40 local craftsmen and producers, presenting ancient know-how, of musketeers and inhabitants of the village, peasants, men-at-arms, notables, bourgeois, ... all in period dress

Admission: 10€ (free for children under 12). Also includes admission to the D'Artagnan Museum.
Also available: 2-day pass at 15€, giving access to the play "Cyrano de Bergerac" on Saturday 13 at 18:30 (6.30pm) and to the festival on Sunday 14.


2022 theme: From reality to myth

Lupiac, Sunday 14 August 1665

It will be remembered that Michel de Nostredame, known as Nostradamus, lived not far from here, in Agen, around the year of grace 1533, during the reign of our good king François I. He had two children there, presumed to have died of the plague in childhood.

It will be remembered that it is whispered in our farms and in our confessionals that these children could in fact have found refuge in Lupiac, settled and ensured their descent there.

It will be remembered that our friend Gaston, a pillar of our taverns and never stingy with his words between two sips of Armagnac, claims to be a direct descendant of Nostradamus and, like him, gifted in prophecies.

And then last week, in a trance, Gaston announced a new prophecy with vehemence and a radiant smile:

In four centuries, our valiant child of Lupiac, Charles de Batz de Castelmore, known as d'Artagnan, musketeer of our good king Louis XIV, will be known by all. His fame will extend beyond the mountains, the seas and the steppes. To months of riding at full gallop. To months of sailing on rivers and seas.

Many children will take him as a model. He will inspire writers and poets. It is said too that illustrated stories called "comic strips" will tell of his exploits.

Reality will have turned into a universal myth.

Gaston tells us great stories.

Perhaps we should believe him?

Saturday 13 August 2022 - Walk or ride with d'Artagnan

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Start between 09:00 and 09:30 (9 and 9.30am).

  • 11km walking circuit
  • 20km horseriding circuit

Registration on the Lupiac's main square from 08:00 (8am).

Walk or ride 5€. Tapas upon arrival 5€.

Information:


All year round, you can explore many circuits out of Lupiac - on foot, bicycle or horseback:

Saturday 13 August 2022 - Cyrano de Bergerac

An evening of entertainment from 18:30 (6.30pm), around the cloak-and-dagger play 'Cyrano de Bergerac" (in French), by the troup "Les Lames sur Seine"

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Cyrano de Bergerac, cadet of Gascony, is famous for his courage, his spirit, his arrogance, his nose and his tirades: "It’s a rock! ... A peak! ... A cape! What’s that, it’s a cape?..... It’s a peninsular!" or "at the envoi's end, I touch!"...

In love with his cousin Roxane, who prefers the young and handsome Christian de Neuvillette, Cyrano does not hesitate to challenge the Count de Guiche, also in love with Roxane. Despite his friend Le Bret who tries to reason with him, he will brave all dangers with zeal, elegance, wit and eloquence, until the final denouement.

Served by an extraordinary text, Cyrano draws us into the middle of an intrigue of the heart against the backdrop of a cloak-and-dagger epic, where the war of words and weapons, treachery and ambushes are intertwined.

In Lupiac, 18:30 (6.30pm). Admission: 7€ (free for children under 12).
Also available: 2-day pass at 15€, giving access on Saturday 13 to the play and on Sunday 14 to the D'Artagnan festival and museum.

Play followed by:

  • 20:00 (8pm): Conference (in French) "All for one, one for all" by Thomas Samek
  • 20:30 (8.30pm): Fire juggling
  • 21:00 (9pm): Catering by local producers - 13€ menu

Thursday 04 August 2022 - Theatrical visit of the village of Lupiac

Thursday 28 July and 04 August 2022 at 20:30 (8.30pm).

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(play is in French)

Let yourself be told the rich history of Lupiac through different playlets.

Original creation of "La Horde", theatre section of the Association d'Artagnan chez d'Artagnan.

Meet at the wind mill, at the entrance to the village on the road to Aignan.

Duration about 1 hour. Free entry. Voluntary contributions welcome.

Thursday 21 July 2022 - The Castagnac are back!

19:30 (7.30pm). Wandering street performance (in French), by the theatre company La boîte à jouer.

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In Lupiac, Thursday 21 July 2022 at 19:30 (7.30pm). Free. In partnership with the Communauté de communes D'Artagnan en Fezensac.

Eponine, Paul and Jeannot are back on the road with their steam carriage and piano bike for a second season.

The Castagnac family, acrobats and apothecaries from father to son since 1310, have transformed their horse-drawn carriage into an extraordinary steam engine.

From skillful acts (with a pistol!) to divination and magic, the father of this strange family is convinced that all their talents are due to the consumption, even in moderation, of a miraculous water that comes out of this steam engine!

Thursday 14 July 2022 - Theatrical visit of the village of Lupiac

Thursday 07 and 14 July at 20:30 (8.30pm).

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(play is in French)

Let yourself be told the rich history of Lupiac through different playlets.

Original creation of "La Horde", theatre section of the Association d'Artagnan chez d'Artagnan.

Meet at the wind mill, at the entrance to the village on the road to Aignan.

Duration about 1 hour. Free entry. Voluntary contributions welcome.

Tuesday 28 June 2022 - Producers market

Every Tuesday morning, from September to June, from 0900 to 1100 (9 to 11 a.m.) on the village square, Lupiac.

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Small farmers' market on the Place d'Artagnan in front of the town hall. In the center of the square or under the arcades depending on the weather.

You'll find Christine's organic vegetables and fruits, compotes, herbal teas and plants, Anne's organic vegetables, Ferme des Bernons' farm pork and Stéphane's Label Rouge roast chicken.

According to the season, local cheese, croustades, plants and flowers, products from Italy or citrus and avocados from Spain can be added.

Thursday 12 May 2022 - Municipal council meeting

Lupiac municipal offices (Mairie de Lupiac), Thursday 12 May 2022 at 21:00 (9pm)

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Tuesday 05 April 2022 - Municipal council meeting

Lupiac municipal offices (Mairie de Lupiac), Tuesday 05 April 2022 at 21:00 (9pm)

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Tuesday 29 March 2022 - Municipal council meeting

Lupiac municipal offices (Mairie de Lupiac), Tuesday 29 March 2022 at 20:30 (8.30pm)

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Monday 28 March 2022 - Saint-Mont vignoble en fête 2022

Lupiac fête Saint-Mont

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(available in French only)

Saint Mont Vignoble en Fête, événement culturel et gastronomique annuel incontournable de la région.

Les vignerons de l'appellation Saint Mont vous invitent à découvrir un vignoble remarquable, et toute la diversité de leur territoire.

Rendez-vous les 26 & 27 mars sur la Place d'Artagnan de Lupiac pour la dégustation et la vente de vins de Saint Mont sur le stand des vignerons.
4 bouteilles achetées = 2 bouteilles offertes

Au programme à Lupiac:

Vendredi 25 mars

  • Soirée d'ouverture Tapas et Musique à partir de 20h

Samedi 26 mars

  • 9h : Randonnée de 10 km organisée par "Rando Bazian", renseignements au 07.69.13.45.33
  • 10h : Ouverture et lancement de la saison au Musée d'Artagnan, visite du musée à prix réduit 4,50€ au lieu de 6€, gratuit pour les moins de 12 ans et concours photo "d'Artagnan en photo"
  • À partir de 10h : Marché gourmand de producteurs et d'artisans locaux sur la place
  • 11h30: Vernissage de l'exposition "Anne-Charlotte : Madame d'Artagnan" sous les arceaux de la place. Visite gratuite.
  • 14h: Promenade "Saint Mont Vélo Tour" - à bord d'un vélo à assistance électrique partez à la découverte du vignoble Saint-Mont avec un guide. Arrêts dégustation prévus à : Aignan, Château de Sabazan, Château Saint Go. Tarif 35€, organisé par E-Vélo Gers, renseignements et réservations au 06.10.45.56.38
  • 15h : Visite commentée du village, départ au pied de la statue. Gratuit.
  • Randonnée pédestre libre : 3 circuits balisés de 5, 14 et 18 km. Fiches randonnées disponibles au Musée.
  • Présence de la "Compagnie de Gascogne", tirs aux mousquets, présentation de la vie des mousquetaires, déambulation costumée...

Dimanche 27 mars

  • 8h30 : Rando VTT organisée par "la pédale castillonnaise", arrêts dégustation à Aignan, au Château de Sabazan et au Château Saint Go, renseignements au 06.64.26.53.19
  • 9h: Randonnée de 9 km organisée et encadrée par le club de randonnée de Nogaro, renseignements au 06.75.75.25.05
  • À partir de 10h : Marché gourmand de producteurs et d'artisans locaux sur la place
  • 10h : ouverture du Musée d'Artagnan, visite du musée à prix réduit 4,50€ au lieu de 6€, gratuit pour les moins de 12 ans et concours photo "d'Artagnan en photo"
  • 12h: Présentation officielle de l'affiche du Festival d'Artagnan des 13 et 14 août 2022

Restauration les samedi 26 & dimanche 27 mars

  • À la salle des fêtes à partir de 12h : Soupe paysanne / jambon persillé à la feuillede moutarde / Boeuf ou poulet / légumes de saison / dessert. Organisé par les "jeunes vignerons", pas de réservation, CB acceptée, menu complet à 18€.
  • À la Taverne d'Artagnan, renseignements et réservations au 05.62.69.53.54
  • À la friterie de l'Auberge d'Artagnan, vente à emporter : frites, sandwichs, burgers..
  • Auprès des commerçants du marché : foie gras, escargots, fromage, saucisses et ventrêche grillée, crêpes...

Tables de pique-nique disponibles place du Foirail.

Coordonnées et renseignements

Thursday 24 February 2022 - Municipal council meeting

Lupiac municipal offices (Mairie de Lupiac), Thursday 24 February 2022 at 2030 (8.30pm)

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Monday 13 December 2021 - Municipal council meeting

Lupiac municipal offices (Mairie de Lupiac), Monday 13 December 2021 at 0900 (9.00am)

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Saturday 11 December 2021 - Christmas market 2021

Lupiac village square, from 15:00 (3pm)

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Every 2nd Saturday of December, Lupiac is decked out in a thousand colors for a Christmas market on the village square, around the arcades, the big fir tree, and wooden decorations.

On Saturday 11 December 2021 from 15:00 (3pm), a festive afternoon and evening around the traditional Christmas market.

More than 35 local producers and craftsmen under the arcades and around the fir tree and the statue of d'Artagnan. Santa Claus will lend himself to photo sessions, distribute free candy and embark in his sleigh the little children who have offered him a drawing.

Many animations to entertain children and adults alike:

  • Street theatre by local troup "La horde lupiacoise".
  • From 15:00 to 16:00 (3 to 4pm): Puppet show. Free. In the warmth of the village hall.
  • At 15:00 and 17:00 (3pm and 5pm): Escape game "La Route d'Artagnan" (*). By prior booking. Open to adults and children 8 years and older. Free for children under 18. 6€ for adults.
  • At 17:00 (5pm): Musical entertainment by the Junior Band of the School of Music. Free.
  • At 18:00 (6pm): Vocal concert in the church, with Anne-Marie, Isabelle and Lucie. Free. About 40 minutes.
  • From 2030 to 2130 (8.30 to 9.30pm): Show "A night at the museum" by the "Lames Lupiacoises". Free. In the warmth of the village hall.

Catering options on site: Crêpes, popcorn, French fries and other snacks. Mulled wine and craft beers.

Download the Chrismas market 2021 flyer.


(*) Escape game "la Route d'Artagnan"

Open to adults and children 8 years and older. Free for children under 18. 6€ for adults.

In less than 60 minutes, you must solve a series of puzzles to save d'Artagnan's treasure from rising waters. You will need to cooperate, use logic and have a sense of observation and deduction.

20 participants divided into 4 teams. At least one adult per team. Game supervised by an animator.

Please note that this game is not available in English.

By prior booking. Phone 05 62 06 34 90 or 05 62 09 24 09.

Wednesday 08 December 2021 - Lupiac - "Petite cité de caractère" on France 3 Midi-Pyrénées TV channel

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During 3 hours on Monday 6 December 2021, a journalist and cameraman from France 3 Toulouse filmed in Lupiac, following the village's induction into the Petite cité de caractère® network.

Their report will broadcast on Wednesday 8 December 2021 on France 3 Midi-Pyrénées in their midday news bulletin, the "12/13 Midi-Pyrénées".

Update: in the news bulletin, the report starts at 14 mins.

Saturday 20 November 2021 - Saint Cecilia concert

Lupiac village hall, Saturday 20 november 2021 at 2030 (8.30pm)

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To celebrate Saint Cecilia, Patronness Saint of musicians, the Harmonie Lupiacoise invites you to its traditional concert on Saturday 20 November at 2030 (8.30pm) in the Lupiac village hall (entrance under the arcades on the village square).

In the first part will be the brass instruments of the "Quintette 404" from Bordeaux, winner of the international competition of Lège-Cap Ferret in chamber music.

The second part will be performed by the Harmonie Lupiacoise conducted by Isabelle Fourquet.

Admission is free. Presentation of covid health pass required.

Thursday 18 November 2021 - Municipal council meeting

Lupiac municipal offices (Mairie de Lupiac), Thursday 18 November 2021 at 2030 (8.30pm)

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Tuesday 16 November 2021 - Lupiac and d'Artagnan in the spotlight on Arte TV

In "Invitation au voyage" on Arte TV, Tuesday 16 november at 1740 (5.40pm)

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On Tuesday 16 November, the second subject of the program "Invitation au voyage", broadcast on ARTE TV at 1740 (5.40 pm), will look at d'Artagnan's legacy.

A 14 minutes subject for which Miri Paturel, Journalist-Director, and her cameraman filmed for 4 days, from 03 to 06 June 2021.

They caught on film:

  • The castle of Castelmore, d'Artagnan's birthplace in Lupiac, with Mr. jacques Lapart as a guide
  • Musketeers on horseback galloping in Lupiac in the footsteps of d'Artagnan, with the association "Randonneurs d'Aignan en Val d'Adour" (RAVA)
  • Training and rehearsals of the Lupiac Stage fencing troupe "Les lames lupiacoises", at the foot of Lupiac's equestrian statue of d'artagnan
  • The Company of the musketeers of armagnac at the Domain Tariquet in Eauze
  • Mrs. Odile Bordaz (historian - the d'Artagnan specialist), who made a special trip from Paris to Auch and Lupiac to tell about her favorite musketeer
  • The village of Lupiac, its equestrian statue, members of the local association "D'Artagnan chez d'Artagnan".

Note: ARTE already broadcast in April 2021 the docu-drama of Augustin Viatte "The true story of d'Artagnan", shot partly in Lupiac. It broke all records of audience for its time slot (Saturday at 2100).


Lupiac and d'Artagnan in "Invitation au voyage", available online on Arte.tv (in French only - starts at 18 mins 25 secs):

Thursday 11 November 2021 - Remembrance day ceremony

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At 1030 (10.30 am) in Lupiac's church.

Followed by drinks in the village hall (Presentation of covid health pass is required for access to the village hall).

Sunday 19 September 2021 - European Heritage Days in Lupiac

Exhibition of liturgical vestments and visit of a windmill.

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Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 September 2021

From 1000 to 1800 (10am to 6pm), in the church: exhibition of liturgical vestments.

Come and discover the collection of liturgical vestments, dating from the end of the 17th century to the 19th century, that have all belonged to the various priests who have succeeded each other at the church of Saint-Barthélémy in Lupiac.

The visit can be guided by Marcel Aïo, member of the association "Au fil du Temps", organiser of the exhibition.

The church is open Saturday and Sunday from 1000 to 1800 (10am to 6pm). Free visit.

At 1500 (3pm): Visit of the windmill

Guided tour of the windmill recently restored by the volunteers of the association "d'Artagnan chez d'Artagnan". On Saturday and Sunday at 1500 (3pm).

Tuesday 31 August 2021 - Summer market 2021

Every Tuesday in July and August from 1800 to 2100 (6 to 9 p.m.) on the village square.

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Come and taste the products of fifteen local producers on the Place d'Artagnan, at the foot of the equestrian statue of d'Artagnan: vegetables, melons, wine, snails, homemade pasta, croustades, honey, sunflower oil, saffron, ready-to-cook poultry, dried vegetables and arts and crafts.

You will also have the opportunity to eat on site at the Taverne de d'Artagnan or from one of the market stalls.

A must-see event of the summer in a magical place where good humor, conviviality and the Gascon spirit reign.

Sunday 29 August 2021 - Lupiac village fête

Annual village fête, organised by the Lupiac fete committee

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(Presentation of covid health pass required for all events.)

Friday 27 August

  • 2000 (8pm) : Relaxed games of petanque and barbecued snacks

Saturday 28 August

  • Morning: Hiking and cycling (mountain bike).
    • 0830 (8.30am): Registration and breakfast on the village square
    • 0900 (9 am): Start of hiking and cycling tours along signposted circuits around Lupiac
  • 1200 (noon): Hikers' lunch
    Entree, main course and dessert for 10€. No bookings required.
  • 2000 (8pm): Mussels and chips dinner
    (marinara or cream sauce). Entree, main course and dessert for 13€. With live music by the Bundy's and the Podium Event's.
    Bookings required. Book by phone before 26 August. Contact: Nelly (06 28 03 10 81) or Léa (07 87 33 32 68).

Sunday 29 August

  • 1100 (11am): Religious celebration in the Lupiac church
  • 1200 (noon): Drinks under the arcades and pizza

Thursday 26 August 2021 - Theatrical visit of the village of Lupiac

Every Thursday evening at 2100 (9 p.m.), from 12 to 26 August 2021.

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Let yourself be told the rich history of Lupiac through different playlets in the most emblematic places of the village, accompanied by a gypsy fortune teller who gives reliable information until 2020!

Original creation of "La Horde", theatre section of the Association d'Artagnan chez d'Artagnan.

Meet in the village square, at the foot of the statue.

Duration about 1 hour 30 minutes. Free participation. Voluntary contributions welcome.

Sunday 08 August 2021 - 2021 D'Artagnan festival: In the time of the young musketeers

Lupiac, d'Artagnan's birthplace, celebrates its musketeer

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Dive into the 17th century Fair, in the midst of 40 local craftsmen and producers, presenting ancient know-how, of musketeers and inhabitants of the village, peasants, men-at-arms, notables, bourgeois, ... all in period dress

Saturday 07 August 2021 - 2021 D'Artagnan festival: the "off" festival

The off festival, saturday evening, with a play by the "Lames sur Seine"

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1600 to 1800 (4 to 6 p.m.): Gascon dance workshop, in the village hall

From 1830 (6.30 p.m.), in the Park, behind the village Hall:

  • 1830 (6.30 p.m.): Show "The three musketeers" by the "Les Lames sur Seine". Admission 5 €, free for children up to 12 years old.
  • 2000 (8 p.m.): Fire-eater.
  • From 2100 (9 p.m.): Catering by local producers. Menus: 14 € adults, 10 € children, wine and coffee not included.

Thursday 29 July 2021 - Theatrical visit of the village of Lupiac

Every Thursday evening at 2100 (9 p.m.), from 08 to 29 July 2021.

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Let yourself be told the rich history of Lupiac through different playlets in the most emblematic places of the village, accompanied by a gypsy fortune teller who gives reliable information until 2020!

Original creation of "La Horde", theatre section of the Association d'Artagnan chez d'Artagnan.

Meet in the village square, at the foot of the statue.

Duration about 1 hour 30 minutes. Free entry. Voluntary contributions welcome.

Tuesday 29 June 2021 - Producers market

Every Tuesday morning, from September to June, from 0900 to 1100 (9 to 11 a.m.) on the village square, Lupiac.

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Small farmers' market on the Place d'Artagnan in front of the town hall. In the center of the square or under the arcades depending on the weather.

You'll find Christine's organic vegetables and fruits, compotes, herbal teas and plants, Anne's organic vegetables, Ferme des Bernons' farm pork and Stéphane's Label Rouge roast chicken.

According to the season, local cheese, croustades, plants and flowers, products from Italy or citrus and avocados from Spain can be added.

Sunday 04 April 2021 - D'Artagnan and Lupiac on Arte TV channel on 10 April

The True Story of D'Artagnan, Saturday 10 April at 20:50 (8.50 p.m.) on Arte TV channel

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Discover the true story of Charles de Batz de Castelmore, known as d'Artagnan, who inspired Dumas' intrepid musketeer.

A film by Caroline Vermalle and Augustin Viatte, directed by Augustin Viatte.

Shot in part in Lupiac, with the participation of several Lupiac men and women.

A production by Arte France, Gedeon Programmes.

Saturday 12 December 2020 - Christmas market

Every 2nd Saturday of December, on the village square, Lupiac

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Every 2nd Saturday of December, Lupiac is decked out in a thousand colors for a Christmas Market.

Around the arcades, the big fir tree, and the wooden decorations on the Place d'Artagnan, 40 producers and craftsmen offer their know-how.

Warm atmosphere and entertainment.

Sunday 13 September 2020 - Bee and wine market fair

Sunday 13 september 2020, from 0900 to 1900 (9 a.m. to 7 p.m.), on the village square, Lupiac.

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In 1584, a letter of patent from the future King Henry IV mentionned Lupiac's September market fair.

As then, local brewers and winemakers will offer their productions for tasting and sale.

Stands of beer, wine, armagnac and other local food products in the village square.

And also:

  • Garage sale on the Foirail.
  • Walks and mountain bike excursions in the morning.
  • Food available on site at the Taverne de d'Artagnan or at the stand of the Ferme des Bernons (grilled farm pork raised in Lupiac).

Information at the Lupiac Tourist Office (at the d'Artagnan Museum), open 1000 to 1900 (10 a.m. to 7 p.m.):

Tuesday 25 August 2020 - Summer market 2020

Every Tuesday in July and August from 1800 to 2100 (6 to 9 p.m.) on the village square.

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Come and taste the products of fifteen local producers on the Place d'Artagnan, at the foot of the equestrian statue of d'Artagnan: vegetables, melons, wine, snails, homemade pasta, croustades, honey, sunflower oil, saffron, ready-to-cook poultry, dried vegetables and arts and crafts.

You will also have the opportunity to eat on site at the Taverne de d'Artagnan.

A must-see event of the summer in a magical place where good humor, conviviality and the Gascon spirit reign.

Tuesday 18 August 2020 - Art exhibition "Interior-Exterior" ("Intérieur-Extérieur")

Exhibition by local artists, from 08 to 18 August 2020 in the Lupiac village hall.

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"After living in seclusion, we have gradually started to go out again. We are no longer locked up but we move forward masked, still separated from the outside.

The arrangement of the works in the room symbolises this situation: the works in the centre represent our interiority, while those on the walls refer to the outside.

This exhibition is an invitation to look at the beautiful around us regardless of the context."

Painting, sculpture, photography and tapestry, so many works and artists that will lead you from the inside to the outside...

With:

  • Sculpture : Christine Alias, Cathy Duclos, Françoise Neuviale
  • Painting: Yves Dufour, Annette Emms, Bakhytgul Fitch, Geo Forissier, Marie-Pascale Lerda, Valérie Maugeri, Françoise Neuviale
  • Photography : Claire Tessier
  • Tapestry : Evelyne Lucca-Noyé
  • Floral compositions: Geneviève Lasbats

Saturday 15 August 2020 - Evening at the Ancienne épicerie

Saturday 15 August from 2000 to 2400 (8 p.m. to midnight) at the Ancienne épicerie, in Lupiac.

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The Ancienne Epicerie store is offering you an evening of entertainment on Saturday 15 August from 2000 to 2400 (8 p.m. to midnight). For the occasion, the store will be lit by candlelight.

Music by the "3 Gaspachos brûlants", a new music trio from nearby Vic-Fezensac.

Drinks, barbecue and chips available on site. Booking recommended.

Sunday 09 August 2020 - D'Artagnan's market fair

2020 - in place of the Festival, the market fair!

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Summer 2020, a very unusual summer of entertainment for our village of Lupiac. Our festival cancelled, make way for d'Artagnan's fair. Members of the D'Artagnan chez d'Artagnan association have mobilised to maintain a festive event adapted to the ongoing health crisis, in a very airy visiting space, adapted to the need for social distancing.

Seventeenth century market fait in costumes. Animations. Catering available on site.