We are fabulouly situated for a wide range of day trips:
- Toulouse - Capital of the Midi-Pyrenees with Cathedrals, Shops, Museums - an exciting, cosmopolitan city make at least one trip to this area whilst you're here ! Huge Fete du Vin in June
- Pau - A lovely city in the foothills of the Pyrenees. Nice chateau and beautiful gardens.
- Albi - The birthplace of Toulouse Lautrec with a fascinating museum.
- Bagneres-de-Bigorre - a lovely spa town
- St Emilion - surrounded by vineyards and produces some of the finest reds in the world!
One of our favourite trips (and one of the closest!) is the Col d'Aspin . There are walks around or you can drive to the top where you have wonderful views of the surrounding peaks.
- Agen and the Southern Lot - Nerac is less than an hour's drive. The old town is well worth a visit and excellent market on a saturday morning.
- Carcassonne and Mirepoix - Two fabulous bastide towns in the Aude and Ariege regions
- Atlantic Coast - if you fancy a day by the sea with long, sandy beaches, Mimizan Plage is the nearest, then the infamous Biarritz and Hossegor offer worldclass surf breaks.
- The Pyrenees - Why not try a day's walking amongst breathtaking scenery at either Gavarnie or Pont' d'Espagne, or take the cable car to the Pic du Midi. Each area is about 2 ½ hrs by car.
There are two long distance footpaths crossing the Gers which form part of this famous pilgrimage route. They are marked on maps of France with yellow shells and stretch right across the country. The classic route of almost 1,500 Kms starts at Le Puy in the Massif Central and travels East to West before turning South to cross the Pyrenees into Spain and finally ending on the North West coast in the town of Santiago in Galicia.
The Northern route
Le Chemin du Puy (GR65) - 153 km long, passing through Lectoure, Condom, Eauze and Nogaro
The Southern route
Le Chemin d'Arles (GR653) - 140 Km long, passing through L'isle Jourdain, Gimont, Auch, Montesequiou and Marciac .
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