If you are looking for wonderful countryside, sunshine and space away from the crowds this summer, then Gers offers the perfect ‘off the beaten track’ summer escape. Quieter than Provence or Dordogne, Gers is a delightful corner of south west France that gives us sunshine, sunflowers, wonderful local wines and produce – not to forget the swash buckling musketeer, d’Artagnan, who gives his name to such much in the area.
Big wide views, the gentle rolling hills, open skies and an artist’s light all contribute to the comparisons with Tuscany. It is the heart of Armagnac country – the famous brandy made here for centuries and still produced by today’s generation of artisans.
Le Petit Cochon in Valence sur Baīse offers the perfect base from which to explore and there is so much to see. There are a host of beautiful historic villages to explore – Fourcès, Larressingle, and the Bastide de Montréal to mention just a few , gardens like Coursiana, galleries (The Abbaye de Flaran is a must-see!), museums, chateaux, restaurants and bars, all set against the backdrop of Gers countryside. Add to that the bigger towns with galleries, cathedrals and museums (Auch and Agen are closest – Toulouse easily accessible for a day trip) and really you can see why you need a good few days to make the best of a visit.
Call us now to start planning your special summer escape. 00 33 (5) 62 68 85 74