Armagnac attractions

Top Choice Village in Armagnac

Lectoure

It's something of a surprise to come across a place of such historical wealth in such a remote part of the Gers département, well away from any major communication route. At the eastern end of Armagnac region, this …
Archaeological Site in Armagnac

Villa Gallo-Romaine

About 15km west of Condom near the little town of Montréal du Gers lie the excavated remains of a 2nd- to 5th-century Gallo-Roman villa. Discovered in the 19th century, these ancient remnants were once part of a Rom…
Monastery in Armagnac

Collégiale St-Pierre

A twin-towered medieval church and cloisters is the focal point of tiny La Romieu, 12km northeast of Condom. This lonely village outpost first sprang up as a priory, founded in 1062 by two Benedictine monks returnin…
Church in Condom

Cathédrale St-Pierre

The foundations of this formidable cathedral date back to 1011, when the site hosted a Benedictine abbey. The cathedral was rebuilt in Flamboyant Gothic style with a lofty nave and elaborate chancel. The 16th-centur…
Cathedral in Auch

Cathédrale Ste-Marie

Even travellers weary of traipsing around yet another French church will be delighted by Auch’s Unesco World Heritage–listed cathedral, a flamboyant late-Gothic to Renaissance building with limestone towers rising i…
Village in Armagnac

Fourcès

Some 13km northwest of Condom, Fourcès (the 's' is pronounced) is a picturesque bastide (fortified town) on the River Auzoue. The village's well-preserved stone houses and 13th-century bell tower are squeezed into a…
Architecture in Auch

Escalier Monumental

These 374 stone steps flow luxuriantly from place Salinis, behind Auch’s cathedral, to bd Sadi Carnot by the Gers River, over a drop of 35m. Scenic lookouts from this 1863 staircase overlook Auch’s lower town and th…
Abbey in Armagnac

Abbaye de Flaran

This serene Cistercian abbey is one of the loveliest in the Gers département. Founded in 1151 and guarded by a 14th-century fortress door, it was abandoned after the Revolution but the building is remarkably well pr…
Amusement Park in Armagnac

Camp de Siège Médiéval – Cité des Machines du Moyen Age

Would you have withstood the hardships of medieval warfare, and looked dapper in a chainmail tunic? Find out in Larressingle, the smallest fortified town in France, where replica war machines from the 13th and 14th …
Gardens in Armagnac

Les Jardins de Coursiana

These landscaped gardens in La Romieu were laid out in 1974 by a local agricultural engineer. More than 700 trees and rare plants flourish in the four main gardens: an arboretum, English garden, a garden of medicina…