What to do in the Gers when it rains?

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The Gers has taken its letters of nobility thanks to its rich religious heritage . Its gastronomy and its Gascon culture , reputed to be authentic and generous, have spread on the “ Chemins de Saint-Jacques-de-Compostelle ”. So no doubt, the Gers has no shortage of arguments to charm you, even in the rain . Between museums, restaurants, visits to monuments ..., there is something to occupy yourself during the days of bad weather , while exploring its territories and its beautiful villages . We take you for a rainy but lively getaway in the Gers .

Satisfy your curiosity in museums in the Gers


When it rains , it's an opportunity to discover the Gers from the inside . We are going to heat your neurons, educate you and cultivate you ... Here is our article on all the museums, classified by theme . We promise, we will not be bored in rainy weather ! And to help you in your choice, we have selected a museum by category: History, environment, art, table pleasures and games ...:

  • To go back in time to the origins of the Gers : The large ancient site of Elusa welcomes you and offers several places to visit: La Domus de Cieutat , in Eauze; as well as the Séviac villa in Montreal du Gers; completed by the Musée du Trésor d'Eauze .

  • To better understand the rural life of the inhabitants : The Musée du Paysan Gascon in Toujouse.

  • To appreciate local art and enter an atypical universe : The Artist's Museum , in Vic-Fezensac, is a “ house-work of art ”.

  • To get an overview of the local wine products : Côtes de Gascogne, Floc de Gascogne and Armagnacs , can be found at the Wine and Wine Tourism Museum in Lagajan.

  • Our favorite , a museum to do to discover the region's tourist treasures : La Fabrique à Souvenirs , in Montreal from the Gers.

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The Wine and Wine Tourism Museum in Lagajan, a visit is essential both for the museum and for its adorable owners

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Taste the local gastronomy in a restaurant


Racking your brains makes you hungry! It's time to take a gourmet break in one of the region's many restaurants . To choose the restaurant that suits you, consult our directory of good addresses . To get to the point, we give you a little reminder of gourmet dishes and local sweets . Here is our selection of “ 5 essential local dishes ”, taken from our articles: The Top 10 specialties of the Gers and The gastronomy of the Gers .

  • As a starter: foie gras , the most famous!
  • For the main course: a lamb from the balcony of the Pyrenees ;
  • Accompanied by: a dish of simmered Tarbais beans ;
  • For dessert: an apple croustade ;
  • Served with a glass of Armagnac .

If you are more of a " home-made " enthusiast, check out our regional cuisine recipes .

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Learn about oenology and visit the Béarn vineyards


To accompany a good meal, the Gers vineyard has everything you need to please you:

  • The most exported white wine from France is “ Côtes de Gascogne ”. It is a dry, floral and fresh wine, very pleasant to lighten and refresh a rich dish.

  • Madiran is a tannic red wine that is associated with red meats and gourmet dishes from Gers.

  • Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh is a traditionally sweet white wine. With a flavor similar to Jurançon and Armagnac, it goes well with sweet and savory dishes or desserts.

  • Saint-Mont is an ancient wine, appreciated by pilgrims. It is rustic and friendly.

  • The Armagnac vineyards also offer you sublime beverages, such as " Floc de Gascogne ", " Blanche d'Armagnac " and the precious " eau de vie d'Armagnac ".

Learn more To find out more and find out about the estates that practice wine tourism, see our article on vineyard visits and Flamme d'Armagnac .

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The vines of Lavardens

Go on a shopping spree


After the meal, why not give yourself a little gift or bring back a souvenir from your vacation ? Let's go for a shopping spree:

More typical and authentic, you can go to a fat market between November and March.

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We take out the umbrella to survey the most beautiful villages of the Gers


All these activities have surely already allowed you to explore the territories of the Gers , to stroll through its magnificent villages , to admire its local crafts and to find good local products . But we cannot close this article without telling you about the most beautiful villages in the Gers . We take you for a final tour in five villages not to be missed:

  • A medieval village and its fortified castle : Lavardens ;
  • An original country house in the shape of a snail: Sarrant ;
  • In the footsteps of D'Artagnan : Lupiac ;
  • For an immersion in a medieval siege camp : Larressingle ;
  • An episcopal city for its religious heritage: Condom .

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The little Carcassonne du Gers

As a bonus: A special "children"


Indoors, it is not always easy to occupy our little ones . So here are a few ideas that could come in handy if the rain persists :

  • Very close to Lavardens, Le Moulin des Marionnettes is a childish universe : with puppet shows, creation workshops , a treasure hunt … The whole family will find what they are looking for.

  • To develop their imagination and make them want to read: the Musée d'Artagnan , in Lupiac, makes you discover this atypical character , in all its facets, from novel to reality.

  • And to finish: the Véloscope , in Isle-Jourdain, in order to be well prepared for a next bike trip as soon as the weather is nice!

We hope to have inspired you with cool activities to do in the rain in the Gers. To occupy you and make you happy even if the weather is not good!

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Article written by Stéphanie Tempier for the Guide du Gers.


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