CC Noé-Gascogne was founded on Bastille Day in 1995 by two Frenchmen. We have played at a variety of different grounds before coming to rest at the beautiful 18th century Chateau at L’Isle de Noé (Isle of Noah).
Our long season, starting in April, is a mixture of competitions, the SW Cup and National League, and friendlies against other French teams and touring teams from as far a field as Australia, where a well deserved post match beer, wine and food is enjoyed in the very friendly local bar/restaurant. We are one of a select few that play on a grass wicket.
If you are looking to play more than one club whilst on tour, there are 12 other cricket clubs in the SW area and we can help arrange fixtures with them.
Where We Are
On the N21 from Auch to Mirande turn right onto the D2 to L'Isle de Noé. As you enter the village our pitch is on the right in the grounds of the Chateau just before the centre of the village. Click here for a map
L’Isle de Noé is located in South West France, in the department of the Gers (32) otherwise known as Gascony.
The attraction of the Gers is its empty roads, undulating landscape of vineyards, orchards, and fields, with stunning views of the Pyrenees.
The turbulent medieval history of the area spurred the development of dozens of planned fortified towns, known as Bastides. A fine example is at Bassoues, with its bastide, dungeon and covered market hall, just 15 minutes from our ground.
Did you know?
France’s cricket team came second in the 1900 Olympics!
The World Championship melon eating contest is held every year in the Gers!
Marciac (27km) hosts a two week Jazz festival, which is one of the largest in Europe!
D’Artagnan the bravest of Musketeers was a ‘Gersois’!
Things to see and do
Auch, a charming medieval town is located just 25km away and its cathedral has World Heritage status for its stained-glass windows and choir stalls. Also the monumental staircase built in 1863, comprises of 370 steps in total, with a double flights of stairs, but only one climbs up or down. 235 steps up on a 35 m elevation leads to the statue (erected in 1931) of the most famous Gascon: D’Artagnan, Captain of the King’s Musketeers.
Visit the magnificent mountain ranges of the Pyrenees (83 km) whether it’s to exercise or just to enjoy the views.
Both the Atlantic and Mediterranean coasts are less than 3 hours drive, the Atlantic having the chic town of Biarritz and the Med endless warm waters.
Food and Drink
Sample the local Gascon cuisine, of magret de canard and foie gras. Enjoy a drink of Floc de Gascogne or Armagnac – the SW’s answer to Cognac.
Easily accessed from either Toulouse (97km) or Pau (112km) airports, with daily flights.
Places to Stay
Hotels to suit all budgets can be found in Mirande 9.5 km, Auch 25 km and Mielan 23 km
n.b all distances are from L’Isle de Noé