What to do in the Gers in autumn?

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It's the end of summer and you already want to plan your next autumn vacation? What if you go to the Gers? To tempt you a little, we reveal our 10 best ideas for enjoying the beautiful days of the late season in the Gers. Rain or shine, it doesn't matter! You'll see, it's impossible to get bored in the Gers in autumn.


Opening photo: The village of Barran in Autumn - Photo credit © Cécile Art / AdobeStock


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1) Discover the Camino de Santiago in the Gers

The Gers has a history particularly marked by spirituality. Since the Gallo-Roman occupation, sites dedicated to ancient cults have been installed there, along the Gers. Then Christian religious communities were founded, marking out this territory with stages towards Compostela. Even today, the Gers is on the main pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela. The essential stages in the Gers are:


    Learn more? The roads to Santiago de Compostela in the Gers


    Photo credit © Ataly / AdobeStock

    Photo credit ©Ataly / AdobeStock

    2) Visit Auch, the capital of the Gers

    Auch is much more than an administrative capital. Its history can be read on the walls of its beautiful monuments and its historic center really deserves a visit. Crossed by the Gers river, it is surrounded by natural spaces and dotted with beautiful gardens, for very pleasant nature breaks in all seasons.


    The good idea Visit Auch on foot or by bike


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    3) Dream in the castles of Gers

    The Gers is a fertile and rich region. It has been highly coveted through the centuries. Many lords sought to conquer this land and built impressive castles there. Over time, some have remained in their own juice, others have evolved into sumptuous Renaissance” style residences.


      Learn more? Discover the castles of Gers


      Larressingle

      Larressingle - Photo credit © Guide du Gers

      4) Discover the typical bastides of the Gers

      The bastides are typical of Lomagne, in the Gers. Built on the old “Castelnaux”, castle mounds, overhung by a defense tower, they are significant of Gascon architecture from the Middle Ages to the 12th century. We have visited the most beautiful Gers country houses for you:


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        5) Discover the history and traditions of the Gers in museums and tourist sites

        The Gers is a region steeped in tradition, in a rural environment with an authentic atmosphere. It offers you the opportunity to take the time to recharge your batteries, surrounded by nature. But it also has a heritage, steeped in a very long history.

        Learn more? D'Artagnan and the Musketeers, Cadets of Gascony



          The good idea Discover the langue d'Oc, Occitan, Gascon


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          6) Stroll through the most beautiful Gers villages

          The Gers is very popular with lovers of old stones, for its many castles of course, but also for its very old villages and towns. Most have been able to preserve over time a small charming heritage with chapels, washhouses, fountains... In addition, the region is emblematic of the Ways of Santiago de Compostela and has a very interesting religious heritage. We advise you :


            Learn more? The most beautiful villages of the Gers


            Letoure

            Lectoure, visit the city of Blue! Photo credit © Guide du Gers

            7) Taste the gastronomy of the Gers

            The Gers benefits from fertile soil and nature is generous there. After the abundant summer harvests, autumn offers more delicate and rare flavours: porcini mushrooms and other mushrooms, truffles, foie gras... It's an ideal time for gourmands and especially gourmets! We have selected a few addresses that will delight your taste buds:


              The good idea Stay at the Domaine de Nazère: a gourmet restaurant and charming guest rooms in the heart of the Gers


              Learn more? The top 10 must-try gastronomy in the Gers


              8) Visit the Armagnac cellars

              Autumn is harvest season and the Gers is a renowned wine region. In the vineyards, you can learn about oenology and taste delicious beverages, which go wonderfully with the generous dishes of the Gers. But the Gers terroir has another delicacy to discover: Armagnac! To finish off a hearty, gourmet meal, there's nothing like a digestive, to be savored in moderation, of course... Here are our favorite areas to better appreciate Armagnac:


                The good idea Visits to vineyards and flame of Armagnac


                Learn more? Other referenced Armagnac producers


                Tasting Armagnacs from Gers - Photo credit © lognetic / Adobestock

                Tasting Armagnacs from Gers - Photo credit © lognetic / Adobestock

                9) Hike in the Gers forests

                Hiking is a topical sport in the fall. The days of the late season are still very beautiful in the south, but much less hot than in summer. The trees are adorned with glowing colors and offer breathtaking panoramas. The Gers is a hilly country, criss-crossed by rivers and covered with forests. You will find many hiking routes there. Our advice for walks in the Gers:


                  Learn more? Unmissable hikes in the Gers


                  Eauze

                  Visit Éauze - Photo credit © Guide du Gers

                  10) Take a tour of the Gers by bike

                  To visit the Gers, in "slowtourism" mode, there's nothing like getting on a bike. Thus, you will cover greater distances and you will enjoy the landscape, during your journeys to the tourist sites. The terrain is easy, even for families with children. Our favorite cycling routes are:


                    The good idea Electric fatbike ride on the Domaine du Château du Pouey


                    Learn more? The most beautiful bike rides in the Gers


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                    We hope that this top 10 will allow you to take full advantage of your autumn stay in the Gers.


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