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France, Gascony – Hedonist's Paradise

Published: 17.11.2021
Gascony is another of France's historic regions we visit on our journeys in France. It is situated in the southwest of the country bordering Spain. Wavy fields, empty roads, sun flowers, and peace are typical images of this region.

The population density is very very low. However, the quality of life is very high. Quiet countryside and many picturesque villages (mostly in the north and the east of the region) are worth seeing. Local cuisine is another reasion why to travel across this region.

Gascony coovered most of France's southwest in the past. After the French Revolution, the name Gascony changed to Departament Gers. However, the name Gascony is still popular in the tourist industry.


The climate here is great for camping especially during summer. There are many sunny days, it is almost windless, and rains seldomly. You take a bike and ride some of many bike trail which get you to vineyards mostly in the Armagnac area. „Gers a historické města Armagnacu na kole“ trail would take you six days and five nights. You will ride across most of Gascony. Enjoy the environment which was home to one of the most famous chracters in literature  – d’Artagnan by Alexander Dumas. The area is also the home of the famous Armagnac (probably the oldest brandy in the world).

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The inhabitants of Gascony drank it long time ago for they believed in its healing
effects. In the 14th century, cardinal Vital Du Four wrote about its forty advantages. Armagnac is traditionally distilled only once. It contains 52% of alcohol. It is let long time in oaken barrels which smoothens its flavor and gives it brownish color.Larressingle










While traveling across Gascony, include the villages of Fourcès and Larressingle into your intineary. Both are among the most beautiful villages in France. Fourcès was originally built around a 15th century castle. A roundish square is at the center of the village. It is surrounded by beautiful historic arcade houses. In addition to that, walk in picturesque streets and take a look at a clock tower, or a medieval bridge cross the Auzoue.


Originaly, Larressingle was originally the home of Condom bishop. There is still a 13th century medieval fortress, a great example of medieval architecture. There is a fortified Romanesque church which consists of two naves. The village is surrounded by ramparts and moats. This adds to medieval atmosphere. To learn about everyday life in the Middle-Ages visit the Pilgrim Museum. There is an inn, a cellar and dozens of wax figures dressed in contemporary costumes.


GPS: 43°56'58.3"N 0°22'05.5"E

Text: Maxim Kucer

Photos: Wikipedia.org: Jibi44, Jean-no, Jean-no 2, Jean-no 3, Serenade, Titanet

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