We are committed to sharing quality Armagnacs from the most prestigious producers and traders in the region. Armagnac is a golden amber wine brandy aged in oak barrels.
With its ancient sleepy villages and bastides, Gers is where people live a perfect rural existence on hearty local produce. Providing a good base for exploring the northern area of Gers is Condom. It has endured its fair share of ridicule, courtesy of the British, many of whom, unbelievably, avoid the town for the sake of the name alone.
With a population of just 8, this is the tiny, pretty capital of the Armagnac region. It is still a popular stopoff today with tourists on the waterways. A number of local attractions litter the area immediately around Condom.
Ten kilometres to the west lies Larressinglethe most petite example in France of a medieval fortified village. Armagnac itself originates from the Counts of Armagnac, who, on falling on the wrong side of Louis XI of France, were forced to relinquish their estates.
Everywhere that produces Armagnac also produces another local speciality, Floc de Cascogne, a mix of Armagnac with grape juice and traditionally served up as an aperitif.
The Madiran vineyard, whose red wine has been employed in the local churches for communion for centuries, gathered a reputation with the pilgrims passing through en route to Santiago. These vines also produce Pacherenc, a memorable white. This naturally includes foie gras, the luxurious, if controversial, star of worldwide cuisine.
Duck foie gras is generally considered to be richer in flavour over the subtler goose version. South of here lies Auch, which has been a chief town in the area for centuries. It has a population of only 24, but is nevertheless the largest town in this region by far.
This delightful little centre for Armagnac trade holds a market on Thursdays under a roof formed by tying together the overhanging branches of the trees in the marketplace. Equally pretty Marciac, in the southwest of the region, is a lively 13th-century bastide village with a glorious 14th-century church, and it is home to one of the most important jazz festivals in France.
Travel a few miles further south and Tillac is yet another oustandingly beautiful medieval gem, with its main arcaded street of partially timbered buildings. Contact Rail Europe for more details and bookings. Click here for information on the Marciac Jazz Festival. Visited times, 1 visits today.What to see in: Condom.
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Château de Beaumont. Château de Mons is in Caussens (about 8 km from Condom. It is an old residence of the Dukes of Montebello. in this region, Larressingle and Montréal du Gers are real stand outs. From April through October, take a cruise on the D'Artagnan boat from.
Bed & Breakfasts in Larressingle and its surroundings.
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Bed & Breakfasts Larressingle Bed & Breakfasts Domaine de la Rose des Vents. Castelnau sur l'Auvignon. Hotels near Camp de Siege Medieval, Larressingle on TripAdvisor: Find 1, traveller reviews, candid photos, and prices for 30 hotels near Camp de Siege Medieval in Larressingle, France.
Fortified Gascony A Medieval Village, Wine and Armagnac Adventure. June 18 – June 27, Following your arrival at Blagnac Airport in Toulouse I will drive to your accommodations in the Gers, For lunch we will drive to the village of Larresingle and have lunch at the Auberge de Larressingle.
Chateau De Fources - Located about 23 km from Barbotan-les-Thermes, Chateau De Fources boasts an outdoor seasonal pool, a sundeck and a library.
Ce château du 15ième magnifiquement restauré est situé dans un superbe petit village du Gers. L'accueil est chaleureux, les chambres sont spacieuses et confortables. Les petits déjeuners sont.
Larressingle, Fourcès, Montréal-du-Gers, listed as the "Most Beautiful Villages in France". A land criss-crossed by the Santiago de Compostela routes listed as UNESCO World Heritage. The Baïse, a river you can sail on. AOP Armagnac and Côtes de Gascogne vineyards (Vignobles et Découvertes approval).