10 good reasons to go to the Gers

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There are many more to mention as the Gers is a pleasant region to travel through. Between good meals and a warm welcome from the Gersois, nature offers lovely escapes on foot or by bike. Prepare your bags, you will want to stay after reading the 10 good reasons to go to the Gers.

Opening photo: Suzanne Plumette AdobeStock


Gerçoise gastronomy

Hum! We can smell this good smell of duck confit from afar, unless it's grilled duck breast? Whatever it is, it's certainly duck since the Gers is the king of foie gras. You will enjoy this generous region where traditional recipes are cooked with delicacy . Stuffed necks, roast poultry, duck tagine or snacked aiguillettes, there is something for all tastes and desires.


Duck Confit Photo: AdobeStock ALF Photo
Duck Confit Photo: AdobeStock ALF Photo

The charming villages of Gers

Put on good sneakers to wander the streets of all the pretty villages in the region. The capital is Auch, a beautiful city crossed by the river, but there are also 6 villages classified among the most beautiful in France that you absolutely must visit. Medieval castle, Gothic style church, bastide with central square and historic center, we assure you, the photos will be successful with the vineyards in the background.


We have listed all the charming villages of the Gers to visit


Fourcès

Fourcès
Fourcès

Fourcès is one of the most beautiful villages in France. It is a typical Occitan village, which has the ...

Fourcès

Montréal-du-Gers

Montréal-du-Gers
Montréal-du-Gers

A beautiful fortified bastide with a well-organized plan in a regular grid. This is how we made cities in the Middle ...

Montréal

Larressingle

Larressingle
Larressingle

The fortified village of Larressingle is a must in the Gers. A real little Carcassonne, perched on its rock and ...

Larressingle

The Gers markets

Whatever the day of the week, there is bound to be a market waiting for you in the Gers. Open markets, farmers' markets, gourmet markets, fatty markets, markets under the halls or night markets, the streets come alive with colorful stands filled with fresh products. This is the opportunity to taste the specialties of the Gers and stock up on provisions. And if it's aperitif time, don't hesitate to head towards the bottles of Armagnac for a little tasting. A particular market should be noted, it is the flower market in Fourcès in April.


Walking the paths of Santiago de Compostela

Walkers and pilgrims will be in heaven in the Gers, crossed by two paths to Santiago de Compostela. This fabulous walking journey is punctuated by towns and villages made up of churches, collegiate churches, chapels and cloisters, essential stops in the pilgrims' journey. For the record, you cross La Romieu, a medieval village whose name means…pilgrim. No need to be on a spiritual quest, hiking can be a way to escape, isolate yourself, or find yourself.


Santiago de Compostela in the Gers
Santiago de Compostela in the Gers

Bike rides in the Gers

The advantage is that you won't suffer from calf pain! The Gers circuits are rather flat, an idea for a family outing with children who can pedal without getting tired. Take your camera, nature is worth the detour between ponds, hillsides, forests, vineyards and watercourses. Pedal through a little corner of paradise to discover the mosaic of landscapes offered by the Gers. Take the opportunity to make gourmet stops, and visit the pretty villages on your route, it is perhaps one of the most beautiful in France.


By bike in Larressingle

Armagnac, the emblematic drink of the Gers

This brandy aged in oak barrels is the pride of the Gersois who make Armagnac using traditional know-how. Whether you are a wine lover or not, the visit to the cellars is interesting and allows you to admire magnificent views of the vineyards and the hillsides. The passionate winegrowers are delighted to present their work to you, and to let you taste the fruit of their labor. Of course, tasting is not obligatory, but how good is it! Do you have any regrets? Rest assured, bottles of Armagnac can be found in specialized shops and on markets.


Find all the Armagnac producers and visit the cellars



Cassaigne Castle

Cassaigne Castle
Cassaigne Castle

Sylvie and Chantal invite you to taste the great wines of the Domaine de Cassaigne in IGP Côtes de Gascogne and to ...

Cassaigne

Castle Arton

Castle Arton
Castle Arton

Château Arton Haut-Armagnac in the Gers Owner Harvesting since 1991, in biodynamic and permaculture conversion. ...

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L'encantada

L'encantada
L'encantada

Discovery of Armagnac du Gers producers with the Encantada The Encantada is a House dedicated to Armagnac. ...

Vic-Fezensac

The climate in the Gers

The Gers is the dream destination when you are cold. With its mild temperatures and pleasant climate all year round, the Gers is at the top of the list when looking for a region to visit. Nature is a lovely proof of this since crops flourish under the gentle rays of light. This mild weather allows you to enjoy many activities such as hiking, cycling, canoeing, treetop trails or any other outdoor activity, which is more pleasant when the rain and cold are not present.


Escape on the roads of d'Artagnan

This famous musketeer is well known to the Gersois since he was born in Lupiac in 1615 at the Château de Castelmore. Discover all his history throughout the region to spot the 3 statues bearing his image between Auch, Condom and Lupiac. On foot, by bike or on horseback, numerous routes are offered to follow in the footsteps of d'Artagnan, passing through the d'Artagnan museum, a sound and visual journey that tells you about the life of the most famous Gascon. The excursion is also a way to learn more about the cadets of Gascony, and to treat yourself to a pleasant walk.


The musketeers in Condom
The musketeers in Condom

The quality of life and the kindness of the inhabitants

Staying or living in the Gers is a most pleasant experience as the quality of life is appreciable. The climate is mild and sunny, with warm summers and slightly colder winters. The landscapes are varied, colorful and hilly, which offers many possibilities for activities. Whatever village is selected, the destination is necessarily pretty, there are at least 6 which are the most beautiful in France. And what about the Gersois! Welcoming, smiling, kind and generous, they open the doors of their region to you with big hearts. You will fall for the sweetness of Gers.


Festive events all year round

Markets, garage sales, flea markets, concerts, exhibitions or festivals, there is always something planned in the Gers. Some highlight the region such as the market of gras, the flower market of Fourcès or the melon festival of Lectoure, while others are more artistic with the jazz festival in Marciac or the astronomy festival of Fleurance. Medieval cities adapt to national holidays and decorate the streets and castles with pumpkins for Halloween or elves for Christmas. In November, go to the traditional meeting of winegrowers for the Flame of Armagnac. Take part in the harvest, share a meal and hike together for a good moment of bonding.


Have fun all year round during the Gers festivals and events

Goélia - Les Maisons du Golf d'Armagnac

Goélia - Les Maisons du Golf d'Armagnac
Goélia - Les Maisons du Golf d'Armagnac

5 km from Eauze, picturesque town and capital of Armagnac, the 3*** Goélia tourist residence "Les Maisons du Golf ...

Eauze

L'encantada

L'encantada
L'encantada

Gîte in Vic-Fezensac in the Gers: the Encantada near an Armagnac cellar Welcome to the Encantada Guest House. ...

Vic-Fezensac

Izaute Castle

Izaute Castle
Izaute Castle

Welcome to the Domain of Izaute Castle You will enjoy a break of serenity in the heart of the Gers in a haven of ...

Caupenne-d'Armagnac

Didn't we tell you that? The Gers is the destination of happiness! Each stay in the region confirms the inexplicable attraction that one feels when visiting the south of France. Go and enjoy, you now have 10 good reasons to go to the Gers.


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