Welcome to Auch
Quaint Auch (rhymes with ‘gauche’) is a tangle of narrow lanes and half-timbered houses, with architectural treasures that hint at its former glory. Perched on the top of a hill, its snug historic centre is dotted with Gascon restaurants and easy-going bars. Capital of the Gers département, named for the river sloshing through the Hautes Pyrénées, Auch was formerly a seat of power for Armagnac’s counts.
Southwest France is chock-full of crumbling abbeys, medieval villages and Gothic churches that blush gold in the sunlight – you just have to know where to…