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Self-catering Chateau with 9 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms. Sleeps 20. Saturday changeover.
0km from Auch gers
Stunning Chateau set in the heart of Gascony offering luxury accommodation and fantastic event...
Self-catering Watermill with 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Sleeps 9. Non-applicable changeover.
24.5km from Auch gers
Le Moulin Neuf is set in a lovely garden with a private heated pool and large dining area, the...
Gîte, Bernadets Debat (Hautes-Pyrenees)
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Self-catering Gîte with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Sleeps 8. Saturday changeover.
24.6km from Auch gers
Set in a peaceful hamlet in rural Gascony , this 3 bedroom gite is part of an exceptional...
Self-catering Country house with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Sleeps 6. Saturday changeover.
25.7km from Auch gers
Petit Auberon is set amidst the rolling hills of the Gers. Unspoilt by urban sprawls the area...
Self-catering Gîte with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Sleeps 4. Saturday changeover.
27.1km from Auch gers
The gîte has been sympathetically restored by its architect owners to provide light spacious...
Self-catering Gîte with 2 bedrooms and 1 bathrooms. Sleeps 4. Saturday changeover.
28.8km from Auch gers
100.0km from coastline/beach
Self Catering gite in Old Stone Farmhouse with Pool Beautifully situated old stone farmhouse with...
Self-catering Farmhouse with 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Sleeps 12. Saturday changeover.
29.4km from Auch gers
110.0km from coastline/beach
Gascon Farmhouse with Pool and Breathtaking Views over the Gers Delightful 16th century restored...
The city of Auch expands on either side of the river Gers. On the left bank, around the cathedral lays the medieval part, whereas on the right bank, 19th and 20th century buildings stand in the plain, on the side of large avenues opened to the exterior.
From whichever direction you arrive in to the capital of Gers, especially coming from Toulouse, 'Auch' presents you with a prestigious architectural ensemble made up of St Mary’s Cathedral, the monumental Staircase, the Prefecture (previously an archiepiscopal palace) and the Tower of Armagnac.
Auch is built on and around a hill on the west bank of the Gers River, west of Toulouse. It is a farm market and commercial centre with a variety of manufactures and an important trade in Armagnac brandy, poultry, wine and grain.
The interesting old town stands on a bluff overlooking the tree lined river, with the Cathedral Ste-Marie prominent at its edge. Although not finished until the latter part of the seventeenth century, the cathedral was built in basically late Gothic style, with a classical facade. The choir and the stained glass, both were begun in the early 1500s are of particular interest. The stalls show extraordinary virtuosity and detail. The eighteen windows, unusual in being a complete set, are equally rich in detail. They are the work of a Gascon painter, Arnaud de Moles.
Immediately south of the cathedral, in the tree filled place Salinis, is the forty-metre-high Tour d'Armagnac, which served as an ecclesiastical court and prison in the fourteenth century. Descending from here to the river is a monumental stairway of 234 steps, with a statue of d'Artagnan gracing one of the terraces.
From place de la République, in front of the cathedral's main west door, rue d'Espagne connects with rue de la Convention and what is left of the narrow medieval stairways known as the pousterles, which give access to the lower town. On the north side of place de la République, the tourist office inhabits a splendid half-timbered fifteenth-century house on the corner with rue Dessoles, a pedestrianised street boasting an array of fine buildings.
Just down the steps to the east of rue Dessoles, on place Louis-Blanc, the former convent, now the Musée des Jacobins houses one of the best collections of pre-Columbian and later South American art in France, left to the town by an adventurous son, M. Pujos, who had lived in Chile in the last years of the nineteenth century. Also of interest is its small collection of traditional Gascon furniture, religious artefacts and Gallo-Roman remains.