Christmas gift ideas from the Gers

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The Gers is a land of flavor, the gastronomy is famous there… It is the perfect place to find gourmet Christmas gift ideas for your loved ones. We take a look at the good ideas to give or treat yourself to for Christmas. You will also find good ideas for gifts to bring back from your holidays in the Gers.


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A foie gras or a duck product from Gers

But no, the candied is not greasy, you know that! So treat your loved ones for Christmas and offer a foie-gras from the Gers or a product from duck and other poultry farms in the Gers.

Did you know? The foie-gras can be obtained from the goose or the duck. It can be enjoyed at any time of the meal, as a starter, in a salad or sautéed or to make a delicious base of sauce. Traditionally, it is served either cold, half cooked or cooked; either hot, just pan-fried. But what is the difference between goose and duck foie gras? Duck foie gras is a local product with a powerful taste. It pairs wonderfully with fig or onion jam. It is also cooked, we prefer it for cooking: in sauce to coat red meat, duck or pasta. Goose foie gras is finer in the mouth. Its flavor is more delicate, we prefer it as a cold starter, simply sprinkled with a fleur de sel or a good pepper. It is the foie-gras of traditional farms and gourmets.


Click to see good addresses of foie-gras producers that we have to recommend to you.


Plate of foie gras
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Offer a night in an unusual rental

It is really the gift that gives pleasure: a stay in a yurt, in a bubble in the hollow of the trees or in a wooden cabin. Sometimes embellished with a spa or with the possibility of having a packed lunch delivered without moving from its little cocoon, it is the perfect gift for lovers. In the Gers, nature is generous and you will easily find unusual accommodation that meets your expectations and your budget.


Click to see the good addresses of unusual accommodation in the Gers that we have to offer you.


Domaine de la Maraude

Offer admission to a museum, a park

We often think of objects and gastronomy, but culture is also a precious gift. In the Gers, there are several museums to learn more about the history, heritage and local customs. In the 4 corners of the department there are museums which are suitable for all ages. Even for children, the museographies adapt to offer them a quality edutainment moment. Click to read our article on the museums of the Gers and select a place to have a good time with family or friends.


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Offer culture and the discovery of regional heritage © Guide du Gers

Offer a good bottle of wine or Armagnac from the Gers

The Gers benefits from 3 assets to produce fantastic wines: A good weather, a quality soil and committed winegrowers and winegrowers with recognized know-how. Also, the wines and spirits of the Gers have nothing to envy to others. We invite you to meet (in person or through their website) wine producers from Gers, but also Armagnac producers from Gers. Armagnac is a brandy, made from the distillation of vinified grape juice. It is produced with a particular “ continuous jet ” distillation. We first obtain the white Armagnac which is a pure brandy that turns into this amber liquid that we know after an aging process in oak barrels. Armagnacs are classified according to their ripening time, the older they are and the more woody, complex and incomparable their flavor. From Armagnac results a very festive aperitif, perfect to offer as a Christmas gift or to taste during the holidays, the Floc de Gascogne. We mix according to a recipe specific to each house, young Armagnac and grape juice.


Read our article on visiting the vineyards of the Gers, there is nothing better than meeting the producers to choose the right products and know their products, according to your preferences and your budget.


Armagnac
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An original gift: saffron from Gers

And yes, saffron, this epic one readily associates with exotic dishes, also grows in the Gers. The rudder bulbs are demanding, they must be taken great care so that they hatch and that we can harvest by hand, the famous red pistil which, once dried, gives an inimitable flavor and an intense color to all preparations. culinary. Saffron can be enjoyed with both savory and sweet dishes, it is a versatile spice. They say it is expensive and it is true (because we harvest very little per flower), but it takes so little to transmit its flavor to a dish, that you are not going to break the bank, just make yourself happy. . We recommend that you discover the products of Safran de Ninan, a farm located in the Adour valley.


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Offer the blue of Lectoure

Lectoure blue is a color, but it is also a tradition. Pastel blue or dyers' pastel comes from a flower, isatis tinctoria (which is oddly yellow). It is cultivated in the region and it is then a traditional and ancestral know-how which allows to transform it into deep blue pigments and of very good quality to tint fabrics, objects, cosmetics. The blue color results from an oxidation of the flower, it is a 100% natural process. To find out more, come to Lectoure in the Bleu de Lectoure boutique, they are producers and on their website as well as in the shop, you can find out more about the processes used to create this unique pigment, which has always been used. !


The blue shop in lectoure  lectoure blue

Offer the Gers from the sky: a hot air balloon ride

What a great gift! Offer an unparalleled view of the Gers countryside, the possibility of taking the air for a few hours, for an unforgettable perspective... Ballon Bleu Horizon has been offering balloon rides since 2008, their 2 hot air balloons can accommodate up to to 4 passengers. It is a unique aerial experience, which you can offer as a gift voucher.


Horizon blue balloon


We hope that these few ideas will help you to please the people you love, the entire Guide du Gers team wishes you a very happy end of year celebrations.


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