The Gers is situated in the heart of Gascony and is commonly known as the Tuscany of South West France.
The region is one of the most agricultural and lightly populated areas of France with the purest air quality in Europe. It is delightfully free from traffic, mass tourism and completely unspoilt by development.
Far away from the stress and strain of modern living the Gers is a wonderful place to relax, unwind and enjoy a slower pace of life. The Gersois actually have the longest lifespan in Europe !
You will find yourself surrounded by beautiful undulating landscapes of vibrant sunflower fields, gentle slopes of vines and quaint historical hill top villages.
The climate enjoys long hot summers and short winters. It has the most amazing light, whether it’s a hot sunny afternoon or a crisp autumnal morning, there is a beautiful warm glow that bathes the land.
The architecture and culture of the Gers is as rich and interesting as its history. There is the beautiful château of Lavardens, the historic abbey of Flaran and the fortified village of Larresingle and Fourcès, all within a short distance of one another ... these are only a few examples of some of the many places in this area to explore.
The Gers cannot just be lightly touched, it must be lived. Whether you live it through the traditional, local markets in the main towns of Condom, Lectoure, Auch or through the fabulous gastronomic delights on offer in local restaurants, hotels and Chateaux – life here is most definitely good !