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Holidays in the south-west of France, the Gascony

Here you may find some hotels, restaurants and gite in the region

You would like to discover the south-west of France, meet the peoples of Gascony?
Then you must visit the departments Gers and Lot-et-Garonne, stroll-wail in the streets and lanes of the villages, bastides and hamlets on the top of the rolling hills.
Romantic gites, lovely small hotels will offer you the rest you are looking for, and the restautants all around serve the famous french cusisine.

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Gascogne is the home to the Gascon language and also the land of d'Artagnan, who inspired Alexandre Dumas's character in the Three Musketeers. Gascogne is also famous for "the sweetness of life" which include its food like foie gras and Armagnac brandy.
Experience medieval towns and villages locally called bastides nested on top of the green rolling hills, its sunny weather, the beauty of its landscape, with the occasional distant views of the Pyrenees mountain range. All contribute to the popularity of Gascony as a tourist destination.
At the bend of an old city or a steeple, is revealed the astonishing diversity of architectural heritage Gascon. Appeared in the thirteenth and fourteenth, the new country houses to urban architectural code immutable around the central square lined with its covered market hall which hosts fairs and farmers markets is reflected beautifully preserved everywhere. But Gascony is also the pleasure of the senses. If the Gers in the heart of Gascony is the most agricultural of France, he is also the most gourmet and the best restaurants in the country are not mistaken who buy primarily in geese, ducks, capons made in "Southwest." We can not forget also that the soils in the hollow of Armagnac was born the oldest eaux-de-vie, the result of ancient alchemy that nurtured the first passion and petulance before Gascon to spread its benefits throughout the world.
The Gers is a region geographically constituted by valleys and rivers, which are the main features of the landscape. You will breathe the fresh air and will find places still well preserved. Moreover, in the Gers, you travel the valleys have been assigned the''benefits''of environmental purity. Thus, the Gers is famous for its''valleys''of oxygen. Several rivers pass through it, as Niclou, Osse, Arrats, etc.. Without forgetting the Gers itself. It is not surprising that, in the Gers department, you will feel in many places away from the modern world, and certainly will recharge your batteries in the most rural department of France. Let them discover the authentic rural world, conveying history, cultural traditions and culinary ... You'll discover traditional and authentic rural villages who still have preserved their traditions.

The Gers you will also find agricultural landscapes among the densest and most varied of France. And for good reason! It is also the most agricultural department of the country. You'll be amazed by the work of land, development, love and toil of the farmers for their work. Cereals are grown on very fertile land smoothly. Since the Gers department is a largely rural, you'll find mostly rural villages. You will enjoy the charms of rural houses, agricultural landscapes often along one of its rivers ... landscape postcard ... If you want to go through its main cities, know that it has all Gers well a few, such as Auch is the prefecture, or the small towns of Francescas, Le Romieu, Larressingle, Gazaupouy or ... In any case, along your journey, you'll enjoy consistently striking landscapes and charming towns the villages, ...


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