The Gascony Region

The Gascony Region

Gascony is an area of South West France, principally covering the Gers, that is famed for its stunning rolling countryside and distant views of the Pyrenees.

Lavender   Tree lined road   sunflower   flaren arches

The area, once agriculturally rich and resulting in a wealth of beautiful farmhouses and chateaux, is well known for its quality of food and drink, especially foie gras and Armagnac, and its lovely unspoilt medieval towns and bastide fortified villages. More importantly it is renowned for its warm welcome, climate and its relaxed pace of life. 

haybales   acorn  vopillon  Gascony

 Gascony is one of the most rural regions in France, with little major industry or manufacturing. The main employer is agriculture, which is still very much as it was 50 years ago. Small independent farms, vines producing good quality but still well priced wine, Armagnac, wheat, sunflowers and corn. There are a few farms raising grass fed cattle but the majority of farming is non livestock, enabling one to easily explore open countryside with few fences.

fources  road  avenue  armagnac

Despite the rural setting, the area can be easily and quickly reached by road, rail and air. The autoroute provides a link to Bordeaux/Toulouse and the rest of France. The TGV can be met at Agen allowing quick access to Paris and other cities. There are major airports at Toulouse and Bordeaux with flights to many French and International destinations.

Additional information and photographs on the area and further afield can be found at:
http://www.tourisme-midi-pyrenees.com/
http://www.lafrance.co.uk/information/midipyrenees/gers.htm