The Gers is a land of adventure marked by the Cadets of Gascony including d'Artagnan! This region is located halfway between the Atlantic and the Mediterranean, in the heart of the Occitanie region, which includes many charming villages. Many villages are classified as most beautiful village of France: the village of Romieu, the village of Sarrant, the city of Montreal-du-Gers with its country house founded in 1255, the village of Larressingle (the smallest fortified village in France ), the village of Lavardens, as well as the incredible circular village of Fourgès. You can now visit this beautiful region by staying at La ferme du Hitton Gers.
During your family holidays in Gers, set out to conquer castles, abbeys and bastide towns. Moreover, whether you are on foot, by bike, by motorbike, by car or on horseback, the tourist website of Gers offers many circuits throughout the area. Make the most of the beautiful villages, vineyards, plains, and valleys!
Country of Art and History
Auch, the capital of Gers is perfect for walks with family or friends. Take a stroll through the Ortholan Garden and then reach the historic center of the upper town by the monumental staircase dominated by the statue of D'Artagnan, a famous musketeer.
The village of Castelnau-Barbarens is a village and in the center, a castle can be found from the 11th century. The village is dominated by the 13th century tower and the Notre-Dame-de-Pitié church, built on the ruins of the castle. Guided tours are available all year round for groups and individuals upon reservation.
In addition, museums covering all periods and all arts, galleries, workshops of local craftsmen will enhance your family holidays in this region.
Local wines and vineyards
The wines of Gers and Gascony are an integral part of the region's gastronomy. During your holidays on the farm, do not miss out and taste the wines Côtes de Gascogne, the Floc of Gascony, or the wines of Saint-Mont. In addition, do not forget the famous 700-year-old brandy: Armagnac.
Come and wander between the colors and smells of one of the many markets. Local farmers sell their local produce like fruits, vegetables, cheese, honey or country wine. This fresh and local produce you can cook on the stove when you return to the farm. There are many festivals, unique fairs, as well as cultural meetings you can attend. You will always have the opportunity to meet other holiday goers and people of Gers, known for their friendliness and their joie de vivre!