Visit Gers

Welcome to the Gers!

Tranquil land of rolling hills & picturesque villages nested among the sunflowers & vines.

WHY VISIT THE GERS?

Also known as "Little Tuscany" the Gers is one of the France's brightest hidden gems

Tranquillity...

The Gers is one of the least densely populated places not only in France but in Western Europe

Thriving community...

What the population lacks in size it makes up for in activity! The beautiful unspoilt villages that dot the countryside are not simply museum pieces open just for tourists, but are thriving, living & working communities all year round

A Hidden Gem...

While well known within France as an idyllic destination, the Gers receives a tiny fraction of the tourism had by other parts of the South. Meaning that you will often feel as if you had the place to yourself, or if not it’ll be the locals (human or animal) making up most of the numbers.

Gastronomy...

As you might expect from France’s most rural district, its famously flavoursome & fresh cuisine keenly reflects the land from which it springs – such as the use of wild mushrooms from the region’s woods & forests.

Wine & Armagnac...

Not only is the area famed for producing Armagnac, a spirit that rivals Cognac and Scotch whisky for depth & complexity, many excellent wines are also made here, including one of France’s greatest red wines - Madiran.

Culture...

The region is not just known for its good food, good wine & the good life in general but also for its numerous music festivals & other cultural events.

History...

Over the centuries may different nations have governed & left their mark on the region’s landscape – as evidenced by such Roman mosaics, 12th century fortified villages & Renaissance architecture.

Weather...

With well over 2000 hours of sunshine per year & short mild winters, Gers can be a fantastic all year round destination

Hiking & Cycling...

There are over 3500km of walking trails in the region along with a section on the Chemin de Compostela (Camino de Santiago). The quiet, mostly traffic free roads are also excellent for cycling. And for more mountainous pursuits, the Gers is a great gateway to the Pyrenees.