The best ideas for enjoying the Gers as a couple

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Discover the Gers for two, a more than natural region being the most rural territory in France. Located in the heart of Gascony in Occitanie, it offers incredible landscapes between hills, vineyards and hillsides, the perfect setting for memorable romantic photos. Hiking, water activities, village visits and gastronomy make the reputation of this pretty region, where the hospitality and generosity of the Gersois is well established. Escape hand in hand, we give you the best ideas to enjoy the Gers as a couple.

Opening photo: Egor Vikhrev / Unsplash

1 Finding a love nest in the Gers

How good it is to get together as a couple for a relaxing moment during a weekend or a stay. In the Gers, many addresses offer prestigious or even unusual rentals for an unusual excursion to enjoy as a couple. Cabins in the woods, yurts, guest rooms or castle-style hotels, come and get away from it all in a green and romantic setting. Established in nature reserves, in the middle of forests or magnificent wooded parks, rentals can offer services such as a spa, a jacuzzi or a relaxation area, a great way for a couple to get together.

Book your stay among our sections of the best prestigious rentals and unusual rentals in the Gers

The Jacquoise Huts

The Jacquoise Huts
The Jacquoise Huts

Les Cabanes Jacquoises, unusual rentals in the Gers Experience a timeless moment in the calm of nature, in a green ...

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Escapa Estate

Escapa Estate
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La Yourte Coccinelle

La Yourte Coccinelle
La Yourte Coccinelle

Welcome to Ladybird Yurts, At the crossroads of Landes, Gers, Béarn and Hautes-Pyrénées, in a pretty little 18th ...

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2 Taste the gastronomy of the Gers as a couple

What could be more romantic than sitting down at a well-set table in a restaurant, on the terrace if the weather permits, to enjoy a romantic meal, eye to eye? There is no shortage of places to discover all the specialties of the region, a precious moment of sharing when there are two of you. The most famous product is of course duck which is cooked in different ways in breast, gizzard, aiguillette or stuffed neck. Duck foie gras is also a must in Gers gastronomy, a delight to enjoy during a romantic stay. Garbure Gascogne, croustade or millas, the dishes are varied and fragrant, treat yourself, you are in good company.

Find our selection of the best restaurants in the Gers

Le Parc à Huîtres

Le Parc à Huîtres
Le Parc à Huîtres

Le Parc à Huitres is a seafood and fish restaurant that has dropped anchor in Auch ! Come and enjoy the flavors of ...

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Bellevue Castle

Bellevue Castle
Bellevue Castle

Our restaurant welcomes you in a cozy atmosphere for you to taste contemporary cuisine imbued with the Gascon ...

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Hôtel Restaurant Le Commerce

Hôtel Restaurant Le Commerce
Hôtel Restaurant Le Commerce

The hotel Restaurant le Commerce: Traditional local and gourmet cuisine Welcome to the Hotel Restaurant Le Commerce, ...

Nogaro

3 Take a stroll as a couple in the parks and gardens of the Gers

Wooded areas, flower gardens, paths lined with greenery, go for a walk hand in hand in the parks and gardens of the Gers. Jardin de Coursiana and its English style, Palmeraie du Sarthou and its exotic species, Ferme des Étoiles and its magnificent park or Jardin d'Auré in the heart of the vineyards, you have what it takes to spend a special moment surrounded by green nature. If the weather is nice, take your picnic for a romantic lunch in an idyllic setting. Let yourself be transported, the Gers is a beautiful destination for walking.

Photo: Ortholan Garden Source: Spechcontal - CC BY-SA 3.0


4 Take romantic selfies in the most beautiful spots in the Gers


Snapshots are a great way to keep memories and tell anecdotes once you get back from your romantic getaway. In the Gers, the magnificent hilly landscapes offer incredible sights to capture with your camera. Pose in front of the splendid collegiate church of Romieu, immortalize the Château de Lavardens, a fortress transformed into an art centre, or take a selfie with the statues of the musketeers in Condom. Whatever the season, your photos will be successful with pretty color variations between rolling meadows, wooded forests and vines bursting with berries . Create your most beautiful romantic portraits in the perfect setting.

Plan your camera, we will take you to the most beautiful photo spots in the Gers

Condom statues


5 Stroll for two in Auch in the Gers

Auch is a pretty romantic town to get away from it all for a day. Crossed by the Gers river, it is bordered by a pleasant shaded greenway on which you can walk or cycle. Do not miss the historic center and its monuments of beautiful architecture that promise great photos with your partner. Many shops and craftsmen allow you to stroll hand in hand in the alleys of the city for shopping. Don't forget during your shopping to bring back some foie gras from the region , you can enjoy it later as a couple.

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6 Discover the authentic atmosphere of Lavardens together

A small medieval village designated as one of the "most beautiful villages in France", Lavardens delights lovers with its cobbled and flowery streets , its imposing feudal castle and its church with Gers gothic architecture. Surrounded by extensive and hilly nature, the hiking circuit that surrounds Lavardens offers a 10 km walk in the green countryside. Visit the monuments and take a break at the Parat wash house and the city mill, a preserved heritage in the Gers. In summer, spend a romantic evening at the night markets where local producers create a friendly atmosphere in every corner of Lavardens.

Visit Lavardens

7 Visit a chateau with your partner in the Gers

Ramparts, towers, drawbridge, these terms evoke life in a castle of the time with titles of queen, king or princess that still make people dream today. Immerse yourself in the heart of the Middle Ages at the Château de Larressingle, overlook the bastide town of Lavardens from the top of its castle and enjoy all the entertainment at the Château de Caumont which dates from the Renaissance. Discover the heritage and history of the region through authentic sites that fit perfectly into the setting. Imagine yourself with your lover in medieval times and experience a Gers-style fairy tale.

Castelmore Castle

8 Visit the vineyards and taste prestigious Armagnac in good company


You cannot leave the Gers without having tasted this amber liquid renowned in the Gers. Brandy with a woody taste, of dried fruit and vanilla, it coats your palate to develop all its aromas as you taste it. Take advantage of being together to share a moment of conviviality with the producers of the region. Passionate and welcoming, they tell you the story of Armagnac and its production, an ancestral know-how passed down from generation to generation. This is a beautiful romantic memory that can be immortalized with a bottle of the precious beverage.

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. ...

Lectoure

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

9 Take part of the route to Santiago de Compostela

The Gers is the ideal region for organizing hikes lasting a few hours or several days. Whether your objective is religious or for pleasure, go to via Podensis or via Tolosana with your darling to survey the places of pilgrimage towards Spain. Take advantage of this getaway for two to visit the many villages that line the trails, proudly displaying their historical heritage between castles, abbeys and cathedrals. Experience a moment surrounded by nature on foot, by bike or even on horseback, the main thing is to be together.

Santiago de Compostela


10 Visit the beautiful Flaran Abbey in the Gers

Located south of Condom, Flaran Abbey is a medieval wonder to discover. Its unusual and particular history takes you back to the 12th century, the time when this monastic building was founded. Discover together the testimony of the past of an Abbey which was transformed into a grain barn and a cellar after the Hundred Years War, restored, burned down and then rebuilt to finally house the Departmental Conservation of Heritage and Museum. Take a romantic stroll through the gardens to the banks of the Baïse, and admire the incredible collections of works of art and the exhibitions presented in the Abbaye de Flaran.

Flaran Abbey


Your romantic getaway ends not without memories thanks to all these best ideas for enjoying the Gers as a couple. Who knows, this trip for two may have made you want to come back and... get married in the Gers ! After all, the region is magnificent for celebrating a union.


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