If, like many, you have a desire to escape the routine, in the Gers (Gascony) you’ll find an undiscovered paradise with some of the most spectacular scenery in France. Gascony is truly a land that time forgot. Salies-de-Béarn – a French village with a Spanish influence Salies-de-Béarn is a heady mixture of the Spanish and […]
Gascony entered recorded history during the reign of Julius Caesar as the core territory of Roman Aquitania. Its fertile soil was nourished by the rivers descending from the Pyrénées to the plains below. In his memoir, Caesar described the machinations occurring during his nine years of fighting the Gauls, an alliance of nine tribes which […]
The area of Gascony, The Gers, is bordered on the west by the Atlantic Ocean, the south by the Pyrénées mountains, the east by Toulouse and the north by the vineyards of Bordeaux. It’s a region that’s sprinkled with ancient Roman ruins and humble bastides and it remains as historically rich as it was in […]
Gascony remains unchanged since the 1950s by industry, tourism or major highways, its landscape has stayed resolutely agricultural for centuries. Soft white clouds languish in deep blue skies above fields of bright yellow sunflowers, sun-kissed vineyards that stretch to the horizon, and velvet green pastures dotted with gaggles of geese and cream-coloured cows, Gascony’s appeal […]
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Lectoure was the first capital of the Gers department, considered the heart of Gascony. It is a classified “most beautiful detour of France” destination and is the sort of place dreams are made of… History of Lectoure The Gallo Roman town has many traces of the past. During the Middle Ages it became the capital […]