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Stylish townhouse & studio in Marciac. Feel the rhythm of the Gers - Studio Marciac (Studio du Jazz)

5 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 nights


Marciac Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Renovated 2 bedroom house with separate detached studio apartment near square

The tastefully restored property is approximately 100 metres from the attractive market square of the ancient bastide village. Ideally situated to get the best that French rural life can offer while providing a base to explore the south-west. The snow caped Pyrenees, the Spanish Basque country and the Atlantic coast make for lovely days out. ***

There is a private courtyard that links the townhouse to Studio Marciac (or Studio du Jazz) which is a stunningly renovated detached period studio apartment. Both properties have every home-from-home comfort that anyone could want for their holiday. Maison Marciac offers accommodation for up to five people on two floors with two en-suite large bedrooms. Studio Marciac offers an optional base for an additional two people

Maison Marciac has initially been accredited with three 'Epis' (Ears of Corn), the Gites de France equivalent of three stars. Home to the 'Jazz in Marciac' events.

Details for Studio Marciac (Studio du Jazz) 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, 1 Half Bathrooms

Studio Marciac (or Studio du Jazz) is a stunningly renovated detached period studio apartment offering private accommodation for two. It is much more than just a studio. It has a sitting room, kitchen/dining area, mezzanine double bed, shower room, w.c., private patio/garden, and a private entrance for direct access from a side street. The Studio is linked to Maison Marciac by a private courtyard for use when the two are rented as one ensemble (increasing the total bedrooms to three and the maximum occupation to seven). ***

Exposed beams have been retained throughout giving a rural and cottage atmosphere. At the same time, the Studio with a separate kitchen and dining area, offers all the modern conveniences. Double glass doors at one end connect with the courtyard linking with Maison Marciac. Double doors at the other end lead onto a private patio and garden.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Dennis & Janet Montgomery
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french
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Calendar last updated:
October 5, 2016
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About Dennis & Janet Montgomery

MG-TD at Esquires expo. One of many local events in the region.

Why Dennis & Janet Montgomery chose Gers

Ideally located as a base to explore the region.

What makes this cottage unique

Studio Marciac has a private entrance and garden detached from the main house. Maison Marciac has a private courtyard that links to the Studio when rented together. Quiet location while only 100m from the main square with restaurants and shops.


based on 5 traveler reviews

Studio Marciac (Studio du Jazz)
average rating of 4.4 based on 5 reviews

Idéalement située

  • 4 of 5

Une maison idéalement située : au coeur du village et a proximité du chapiteau, accès direct aux concerts sans aucune difficulté, tout en étant au calme et proche du centre. Le rêve ! La maison est chaleureusement aménagée, les propriétaires sont très prévenants et accueillants. Très agréable séjour seul ou à deux.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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  • 3 of 5

situation parfaite pour le festival

Confort moyen pour le prix demandé surtout le couchage difficile d accés

  • Submitted: May 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Delightful stay in central village property

  • 5 of 5

Charming well maintained flat in a wonderful location , close to shops and several excellent cafes and restaurants. The property is well maintained and clean and I would certainly recommend it to friends and relatives, though I would suggest that elderly people might find the mezzanine bedroom arrangements a little difficult to negotiate. If you are it and healthy and used to stairs you should have no trouble.

The Bastide village of Marciac is beautiful and very interesting . It boasts some lovely walks and has a pretty lake with a couple of restaurants on it's shore. If you are lucky you may also enjoy some good Concerts in the new concert hall, usually on a Saturday evening. I thoroughly enjoyed the peace and beauty of the attractive property.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2014
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A peaceful area in the heart of JIM!

  • 5 of 5

Very good and nice place for being in the heart of JIM festival!

Just a step from the fortified village or the evening shows, you can't miss any event!

Also very convenient, you can find many shops, bars and restaurants around there.

Above all these points, the studio and the garden are a perfect peaceful area to chill out and visit the region.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
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A fantastic base to explore...

  • 5 of 5

Steps from the village square with its wide variety of shops, bars and restaurants; this is an ideal place to base yourself to relax and enjoy the local pace of life, explore the region - or both! We made easy and enjoyable day trips to Pau, Lourdes and Auch during our short stay and there are plenty more places to explore.

We stayed in the Studio and it has everything you could need. Note that the sunken bed upstairs requires a climb up a steep flight of stairs but it was quite good fun once you got used to it!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Pau, Tarbes-Lourdes
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Several in Bastide Square
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Nearest Train
40 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
40 Kilometres
Tarbes A64
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Several in Bastide Square
Nearest Ski
60 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Marciac, a charming bastide town dating from the end of the 12th century, is a village of 1200 inhabitants. It is situated mid-way between Auch and Tarbes, and a hour an a half from Toulouse.

The medieval arcades come alive with the rhythm of the Gers as host to the international Jazz in Marciac (JiM) festival in August and similar events during weekends in autumn, winter and spring.

Surrounded by undulating hills, between the Garonne and the Pyrénées there is a little corner of paradise waiting to be discovered, where, quite simply, life is good. You can unwind and relax surrounded by nature. Visit Gascony, bordering Spain, with its gentle rolling hills, golden light and magnificent sunsets. You will discover the discrete elegance of this land of the south where modern strife passes into the shade, and where the taste reaches the height of fine art.

Some of the friendliest people, finest wines, and heart warming Armagnac can be found within a 30 minute radius.

Other Activities: Lakeside, Jazz Festival, Country & Western events, Course Landaise, Rugby, visit wine producers


Rates & Availability

Marciac Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mid 3-2016
Oct 22 2016 - Nov 4 2016
3 night minimum stay
Low 3-2015
Nov 5 2016 - Dec 16 2016
3 night minimum stay
Mid 4-2016
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
Low 1-2017
Jan 7 2017 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Mid 1-2017
Apr 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $109

Special Rate - As an incentive, the above rates have been reduced by 10% from the normal published rate for bookings during the remaining 2015 season. The rates for the 2016 season (excluding the Jazz in Marciac Festival) are also reduced by 10% for advance bookings that are confirmed by 30 November 2015.

Ensemble Discount – An additional 10% discount on bookings of both Maison Marciac and Studio

Cleaning Charge - The final cleaning and linen charge of €25 for the Studio and €50 for the Maison is payable upon arrival.

Winter Heating Option - If required, charged at €4 per day for the Studio (electric central heating) and €8 per day for the Maison (gas central heating).

Reservation Deposit – A deposit equivalent to 25% of the total rental is required at the time of booking. The deposit is non-refundable however it can be applied against a new booking if requested more than eight weeks before the start of the initial rental period. The balance of the rental is due ten weeks before arrival.

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Marciac Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 30 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - shower , Studio apartment
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Studio apartment
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Mezzanine
  • The creation of the mezzanine with a sunken double bed is both novel and practical while leaving more space for the sitting area. Unlike other 'studio' apartments, the bed remains out of site at all times. Maison Marciac sleeps five. Studio Marciac sleeps two. When rented together, the 'Ensemble' sleeps seven
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 2 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hunting
  • mountain climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Parking is available on the street The community pool is located at the edge of the village alongside the lake. Fans are provided.

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