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Ancient Abbeys and Castles
Gers, Gascony - France

Although the Gers is hardly known by tourists, this region in the South-West of France features many historical monuments such as great ancient castles, cloisters, abbeys and cathedrals open to tourists. Did you know that there are over 500 castles in the Gers (Gascony)? Some of these great historic tourist attractions are situated not far from Camping La Brouquere and are therefore easily accessible by bike and thus ideal for sightseeing and daytrips.

The map below shows a small selection of these historical monuments in the Gers. Click on a link to learn more about each destination.....

Monuments in the Gers: Google Map
Castles, cloisters, abbeys and cathedrals

Camping holiday in France - Visit the great historical monuments in the Gers
 Visit the Chateau du Busca-Maniban.  The Château du Busca-Maniban is another of the many castles in the Gers (Gascony) in France and located just some 10km from Camping La Brouquere. A great idea for a historical discovery excursion. Some understanding of the French language is however recommended. Armagnac tasting is included!
The Château du Busca-Maniban is another of the many castles in the Gers (Gascony) in France and located just some 10km from Camping La Brouquere. A great idea for a historical discovery excursion. Some understanding of the French language is however recommended. Armagnac tasting is included!
 Visit the Château de Cassaigne.  Visiting this beautiful castle is highly recommended. You can also taste some of the finest Armagnacs of this Château.
Visiting this beautiful castle is highly recommended. You can also taste some of the finest Armagnacs of this Château.
 Demonstrations of medieval warfare techniques and equipment.  Larressingle is a very small village with a beautiful castle. Just next to this castle a medieval battlefield is recreated where demonstrations are give of medieval warfare techniques and equipment.
Larressingle is a very small village with a beautiful castle. Just next to this castle a medieval battlefield is recreated where demonstrations are give of medieval warfare techniques and equipment.
 Visit the Collégiale de La Romieu  La Romieu is a quiet and authentic small medieval village with an impressive convent (’Collegiale’). Find out about the legend of Angeline and her cats.
Highlight: La Romieu is also known for the legend of Angeline and her cats.
Website: www.la-romieu.com
La Romieu is a quiet and authentic small medieval village with an impressive convent (’Collegiale’). Find out about the legend of Angeline and her cats.
Highlight: La Romieu is also known for the legend of Angeline and her cats.
Website: www.la-romieu.com
 Beautiful cathedral in the village center.  The town of Condom is situated on the banks of the river Baïse and is sometimes called ’the access gate to the Armagnac’. This ancient village may have a strange name, but has a lot to offer, especially on wednesdays when the weekly market is being held. You should not miss a visit to this beautiful historic village during your holiday in France.
Highlight: Statue of 4 musketeers on the square in front of the cathedral.
Website: www.tourisme-tenareze.com
The town of Condom is situated on the banks of the river Baïse and is sometimes called ’the access gate to the Armagnac’. This ancient village may have a strange name, but has a lot to offer, especially on wednesdays when the weekly market is being held. You should not miss a visit to this beautiful historic village during your holiday in France.
Highlight: Statue of 4 musketeers on the square in front of the cathedral.
Website: www.tourisme-tenareze.com
 Beatiful cathedral in the village center.  Eauze is the capitol of the Armagnac region. It is a ancient roman village with a beautiful and a wonderful historic village centre.
Highlight: Eauze is a ancient roman village with a beautiful and a wonderful historic village center.
Website: www.tourisme-eauze.fr
Eauze is the capitol of the Armagnac region. It is a ancient roman village with a beautiful and a wonderful historic village centre.
Highlight: Eauze is a ancient roman village with a beautiful and a wonderful historic village center.
Website: www.tourisme-eauze.fr
 Excellent example of a Cistercian cloister from the 12th century.  Visit the spectacular 'Abbaye de Flaran' constructed in the 12th century. This magnificent tourist attraction is one of the best preserved abbeys in the entire South-West of France. This impressive abbey is situated near Valence-sur-Baise just some 14km from camping La Brouquere.
Highlight: The Flaran Abbey houses the prestigious Simonow collection with works of art by some of the world’s most famous artists such as Cézanne, Chagall, Monet, Picasso and Renoir.
Visit the spectacular 'Abbaye de Flaran' constructed in the 12th century. This magnificent tourist attraction is one of the best preserved abbeys in the entire South-West of France. This impressive abbey is situated near Valence-sur-Baise just some 14km from camping La Brouquere.
Highlight: The Flaran Abbey houses the prestigious Simonow collection with works of art by some of the world’s most famous artists such as Cézanne, Chagall, Monet, Picasso and Renoir.
 Liquor ’Pousse-Rapière’.  The castle of Monluc in Saint-Puy is probably best known for its ’Pousse-Rapière’, a special liquor on the basis of Armagnac. You can do a tour through the castle including tasting of the Pousse-Rapiere and other products from the castle.
Website: www.monluc.fr
The castle of Monluc in Saint-Puy is probably best known for its ’Pousse-Rapière’, a special liquor on the basis of Armagnac. You can do a tour through the castle including tasting of the Pousse-Rapiere and other products from the castle.
Website: www.monluc.fr
 One of the most beautiful castles in the Gers.  Chateau Lavardens is an impressive castle from the 12th century. It features beautiful mosaic floors, a ’whisper’ room and there are interesting exhibitions in this castle.
Chateau Lavardens is an impressive castle from the 12th century. It features beautiful mosaic floors, a ’whisper’ room and there are interesting exhibitions in this castle.
 Collection of shirts of Tour de France champions.  The chapel is all that remains of a 12th-century fortress of the Knights Templar. The chapel ’Notre Dame des Cyclistes’ is a focal point for amateur cyclists and tourists. The chapel was converted into a Museum of Cycling in aid of French racing and touring cyclists. There are over 600 shirts of Tour de France cyclists and even some of Tour de France champions such as Eddy Merckx and Bernard Hinault. The chapel includes a stained glass window designed and created by Henri Anglade, a former rider of the Tour de France, to represent cycling.
Website: www.notredamedescyclistes.net
The chapel is all that remains of a 12th-century fortress of the Knights Templar. The chapel ’Notre Dame des Cyclistes’ is a focal point for amateur cyclists and tourists. The chapel was converted into a Museum of Cycling in aid of French racing and touring cyclists. There are over 600 shirts of Tour de France cyclists and even some of Tour de France champions such as Eddy Merckx and Bernard Hinault. The chapel includes a stained glass window designed and created by Henri Anglade, a former rider of the Tour de France, to represent cycling.
Website: www.notredamedescyclistes.net
 Great example of Gascon military architecture.  This Medieval castle is one of the most beautiful examples of Gascon military architecture from the 13th century. The castle’s most famous inhabitant was Thibault d’Armagnac, companion of Jeanne d’Arc.
Highlight: ’Where history comes to life.’
Website: www.tourdetermes.fr/
This Medieval castle is one of the most beautiful examples of Gascon military architecture from the 13th century. The castle’s most famous inhabitant was Thibault d’Armagnac, companion of Jeanne d’Arc.
Highlight: ’Where history comes to life.’
Website: www.tourdetermes.fr/
 Impressive 16th century cathedral.  This 16th century French national monument right in the historical town center of Auch has 2 characteristic 44m high towers and is an unbelievable 100m long and 40m width. This Gothic/Renaissance cathedral contains a collection of 18 Renaissance stained glass windows by Arnaud de Moles
Website: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/auch_cathedral
This 16th century French national monument right in the historical town center of Auch has 2 characteristic 44m high towers and is an unbelievable 100m long and 40m width. This Gothic/Renaissance cathedral contains a collection of 18 Renaissance stained glass windows by Arnaud de Moles
Website: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/auch_cathedral

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