Areas of Interest Surrounding the Gite in Gers
If you have been reading our Gite in Gers blog you may have seen our last entry which looked into the most beautiful villages and detours in South West France. Knowing the area as we do we can assure you, there is much more than even those things! Are you ready to discover the art, history, culture, greenery, spa resorts and villages in bloom that the area has to offer?
Let’s take a look!
Cities of Art, History and Culture
Auch in the Gers / Gascony has won the award “Ville d’art et d’histoire” which is a French national title awarded by the French Ministry of Culture & Communication to cities and towns with rich heritage and an active policy to maintain and develop their local heritage and architecture and introduce measures to increase local peoples & tourists awareness of the cities heritage.
Unspoilt Green Resorts
Many towns and villages in the Gers, Gascony have been awarded the “Station Verte”, which is a nationwide scheme and is awarded to French nature, leisure and holiday tourist destinations located in unspoilt environments, within the countryside or mountains, which also offer facilities for tourism, recreation and leisure. The Green holiday resorts in Gers, Gascony are: Barbotan, Castéra-Verduzan, Condom, Eauze, Fleurance, Gondrin, L’Isle-Jourdain, Lectoure,Marciac, Masseube, Mauvezin, Mirande, Montréal, Nogaro, Plaisance and Samatan.
Relaxing Spa Resorts
Castéra-Verduzan, Cazaubon and Lectoure have won the award “Station classée” which is awarded spa,health and tourist resorts that provide high-quality tourism facilities and activities.
Towns and Villages in Bloom
Several towns and villages hold the French national award “Villes et villages fleuris”, which is awarded each year by the French National Council of Cities, Towns & Villages in Bloom after a nationwide competition where judges assess things like landscaping and plant heritage, flower displays and overall respect for the environment. The following towns and villages in Gers, Gascony are current award winners: Blaziert, Ordan, Larroque, Auch, Lectoure, Roques, Castin, Condom, Castelnau, Barbarens, Fleurance, Montréal and our very favourite and own local town Riscle, Gers
Are you ready to find out more about our beautiful Gite in Gers?
We are more than happy to speak with you about any questions you may have! Remember, the Gite fills up pretty quickly, with spaces still available for 2015 why don’t you make 2015 the year you deserve.