My name is Jeannine and I present you the room that will welcome you during your stay.
This room is on the 1st floor of a renovated farmhouse, near a small village of 200 inhabitants. Completely new and well insulated, it has a private bathroom. His situation in the house removes him from the internal noises since I occupy the other part of the house.
On the other hand, if you wish, you can also take meals at home.
In the countryside so you can rest in peace, enjoying the attractions around: hiking trails, picturesque villages and local gastronomy.
The village of Marciac, ten kilometers away, is a royal bastide founded at the end of the 13th century. Its church has the highest bell tower of Gers (87m).
Famous for its summer jazz festival, this year, Joan Baez and Santana, Marciac is, with its square surrounded by arcades and its traditional market, representative of the Gascon country houses
Not far from there, Lupiac, one of the oldest castelnau of the Southwest located in the vineyard of Saint Mont, place of birth of D'Artagnan between 1611 and 1615.
For lovers of old stones,
AUCH, the capital of Gascony with its basilica Ste Marie, classified at UNESCO, which after serving as a hospital, also welcomed pilgrims who traveled The Way of St Jacques de Compostela. In Roman times, Auch was one of the main urban centers of Aquitaine. Its monumental staircase brings together the lower town to the upper town, famous for its pousterles (narrow streets that joined the doors of Auch instead of the basilica).
The Cistercian abbey of Flaran, founded in 1151 houses permanent exhibitions. Located near the river "La Baise" which is open to river tourism.
The "Treasury of Eauze", Gallo-Roman site of the 3rd century, consisting of more than 28,000 coins and other objects of the same era.
The Gallo-Roman villa of Séviac, built in the 5th century and classified as a historical monument, is a unique site in France where mosaics have been discovered to cover the reception and circulation areas.
And, of course, many other castles to discover on the road Bastide and Castelnaus.
On the other hand, the Gers is crossed by 2 hiking trails and a canoe course that runs from north to south of the department, along La Baise.
Practical hunting, fishing, Nordic walking are part of the activities possible in nature.
For the traditional gastronomy of Gers, restaurants, farm inns and others are not lacking. You will taste the famous melon of Lectoure and white garlic of Lomagne (1st producer of garlic in France). Ducks, geese, foie gras, confits and poultry are the flagships of the fat markets. For dessert, the famous croustade (apples, prunes and Armagnac).
And, to water all these quality dishes, the Gers vineyard will fill you with Floc de Gascogne, wines of St Mont (AOC), Madiran (PDO) and "brandy of the Princes": Armagnac. For him, vineyard hikes are organized in autumn and early winter in the west of the Gers.
For all these reasons, the Gers is worth visiting and I look forward to seeing you there.