The rural south-western region of Gascony presents a bucolic landscape of unspoilt countryside, peppered with family farms, vineyards and fields of sunflowers. At night, the skies are bright and clear, with no light pollution to dilute the twinkling stars, by day, the sun-drenched hills provide a backdrop for a leisurely pace of life.
Stretching between Bordeaux and Toulouse, Gascony captivates its visitors with its scenery and gastronomy. Famous for its Armagnac, it also produces an esteemed selection of wines, free-range poultry and paté de foie gras.
The department of Gers is found at the centre of Gascony, a hearty region bursting with delicious culinary delights and culture. The villages of Fourcès and Larressingle are cited as two of the most beautiful in France, the former built in a tumbling circle of half-timbered buildings around a shady square, the latter a medieval fortified village accessed via a stone bridge.
A visit to Auch is a must, historically the capital of Gascony, its maze of narrow streets housing charming shops and cafés provide hours of leisurely exploration, while the Cathedral of St. Mary, one of the biggest in France, is sure to take your breath away.
The elegant city of Bordeaux, striking red brick architecture of Montauban, wine and Armagnac centre of Condom and numerous market towns and endearing villages are also yours to discover.
Many passions can be indulged on a holiday in Gascony, from painting and photography to cycling and horse riding. Wherever the villa you choose in Gascony, you’ll never be far from a village festival in the summer, or a local market where you can pick up the freshest produce from nearby farms.