OUR AMAZING AREA
You may decide to take a few extra days after your course to explore our beautiful area.
The region is mostly agricultural, producing delicious specialities such as Armagnac, duck and Côtes des Gascoigne wine. There are numerous colourful markets proudly selling the quality produce.
It is home to breath-taking landscapes and a relaxed pace of life. Fields of sunflowers, maze and white garlic roll across the valleys. The River Baïse flows through the towns and villages.
There are many architectural and cultural heritage sites to visit including fortified towns, castle villages and museums. The Gallo-Roman site at Séviac, only discovered in the 19th century, has spectacular preserved mosaics and Roman baths. Eauze Roman Treasures include a large collection of Roman jewellery and coins.
There is so much to discover and enjoy. Here are just a few suggested places to visit -
Abbay de Flaran - Former Cistern Abbey now a cultural centre and art gallery.www.patrimoine-musees-gers.fr
Larressingle - 13th century fortified village in France. The smallest in France.
Fources - picturesque 12th Century circular fortified village.
Coursiana Gardens - Botanical gardens in the village of La Romieu. www.jardinsdecoursiana.com
Romieu Collegiate - 14th Century cloisters and church. www.la-romieu.fr
Château de Cassaigne- 13th century château and vineyard. www.chateaudecassaigne.com
Nerac - medieval city with the Henry V1 Château. Boat trips on the river and popular Saturday market.
Seviac Roman Site and the Eauze Roman treasures - www.elusa.fr
Iriseraie de Papon - Iris Farm at Laplume
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