Jazz à Luz is fabulous, taking place in high summer in a wonderful village right in the Pyrenees national park, just 30km south of Lourdes. They put on exciting acts, including improvised music and contemporary jazz interlaced with poetry, dance, cinema and percussion using different groups. This year there are 80 artists, 26 concerts in 19 locations. Catch Electric Electric, Bhad and Craig Taborn. Young acts include the Dutch group Cactus Truck with Jean-Yves Evrard on guitar, John Dikeman on saxaphone, Onno Govaert on drums and Jasper Stadhouders on bass guitar and many more.
Tickets free or 19 to 36 euros per day. All four days 92.31 euros
Where to Stay
9 route de Vizos
Tel.: 00 33 (0)5 62 92 81 71
42 rooms in a hotel at the foot of a ruined chateau. Big rooms, some renovated recently. Ask for one with a balcony and mountain view.
- Price Band: $