About the Gascony (Gascogne) Region of France

No longer shown on today's maps, Gascony is one hour's drive west of Toulouse International airport. The region is centred around the medieval town of Auch, capital of the Department of the Gers and famous for the real life D'Artagnan. Gascony is unspoilt by modern development and delightfully free from traffic and mass tourism. With a temperate climate, the winters are generally mild and the summers hot and long. Gascogne
Airports & TGV : Toulouse, Bordeaux, Agen, Pau, Tarbes.
The visitor is first struck by the rolling patchwork of green countryside, dotted by ochre coloured farms with terracotta roofs. Punctuating this pastoral backdrop are fortified towns and villages with galleried arcades and market squares, dating from the time of Eleanor of Aquitaine and the Hundred Years' War.
Gascony's growing popularity ensures a healthy property market. Value is still tremendous and yearly running costs are low. Legal work is handled by local notaries and buying procedures are straighforward. The collection of property on the Gascony web site comprises just a small selection from the wide variety of properties on offer, fully renovated or for restoration. Pyrenees
Close to the Spanish border, Atlantic beaches and Pyrenean ski resorts, Gascony has much to offer the seasoned traveller. For those in search of a permanent home the region offers a peaceful existence, increasingly rare in today's world. And yet at a local level there are festivals, concerts, golf and many other leisure activities to enjoy. The excellent wines, Armagnac and cuisine, and above all the hospitable Gascon people make this a perfect place to live.

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