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Museums in the Gers, Gascony
Sightseeing excursions

In the Gers (Gascony) around Camping La Brouquere there are numerous interesting museums specialising in archeology, art, and Gascon traditions and trades. Great ideas for sightseeing excursions in this part of France.

For more information click on the links on the map below or check out the list further down on this page.

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Museums in the Gers (Gascony) - Sightseeing Excursions
 Over 20000 objects on display in the old Jacobin cloister.  The city of Auch has many interesting sightseeing attractions, for example the Musée des Jacobins. This museum features exhibitions on archeology, paintings, sculptures and much more.
Highlight: Large collection of pre-columbian art.
Website: www.musee-jacobins.auch.fr
The city of Auch has many interesting sightseeing attractions, for example the Musée des Jacobins. This museum features exhibitions on archeology, paintings, sculptures and much more.
Highlight: Large collection of pre-columbian art.
Website: www.musee-jacobins.auch.fr
 Everything about how Armagnac is made.  The Gascony region in the South-West of France is renowned for its Armagnac, a high percentage alcoholic beverage which is distilled from grapes grown around Camping La Brouquere. So you really should not miss a visit to this Armagnac museum in Condom...
Highlight: Monumental winepress weighing 18 tons.
Website: www.condom.org/culture/musees/musee-de-larmagnac/
The Gascony region in the South-West of France is renowned for its Armagnac, a high percentage alcoholic beverage which is distilled from grapes grown around Camping La Brouquere. So you really should not miss a visit to this Armagnac museum in Condom...
Highlight: Monumental winepress weighing 18 tons.
Website: www.condom.org/culture/musees/musee-de-larmagnac/
 Archeology museum.  In this archeology museum right in the heart of Eauze you can discover the trails of the ancient city of Elusa. Most prominent is the collection of ancient coins from the 3rd century.
Highlight: 28000 coins and 50 pieces of jewelry from the 3rd century.
Website: www.elusa.fr/musee-d-archeologie-d-eauze
In this archeology museum right in the heart of Eauze you can discover the trails of the ancient city of Elusa. Most prominent is the collection of ancient coins from the 3rd century.
Highlight: 28000 coins and 50 pieces of jewelry from the 3rd century.
Website: www.elusa.fr/musee-d-archeologie-d-eauze
 Aristocratic residence from Roman times.  On this archeological site just behind the old railway station of Eauze the remains of this aristocratic residence were discovered where the aristocrat entertained his guests in all luxury.
Highlight: Archeology site.
Website: www.elusa.fr/domus-de-cieutat
On this archeological site just behind the old railway station of Eauze the remains of this aristocratic residence were discovered where the aristocrat entertained his guests in all luxury.
Highlight: Archeology site.
Website: www.elusa.fr/domus-de-cieutat
 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
 Beautiful mosaic floors in a gallo-roman villa.  This gallo-roman palace near Montréal-du-Gers built from the 2nd to 5th century owes its fame to the beautiful geometrical mosaic floors and the vast private baths.
Highlight: Archeology site.
Website: www.elusa.fr/villa-de-seviac
This gallo-roman palace near Montréal-du-Gers built from the 2nd to 5th century owes its fame to the beautiful geometrical mosaic floors and the vast private baths.
Highlight: Archeology site.
Website: www.elusa.fr/villa-de-seviac
 Life in the Middel Ages with 50 wax figures.  This small museum right in the center of the castle of Larressingle depicts life in the Middle Ages with the help of some 50 wax figures in traditional costumes.
Website: www.tourisme3281.com/la-halte-du-pelerin-presentation.html
This small museum right in the center of the castle of Larressingle depicts life in the Middle Ages with the help of some 50 wax figures in traditional costumes.
Website: www.tourisme3281.com/la-halte-du-pelerin-presentation.html
 Simonow collection with works of art by Cézanne, Chagall, Monet, etc.  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.
 Natural blue dye made from the woad plant.  Learn about the Lectoure Blue, an exceptional woad blue made in Lectoure. Also called ’Woad’ or ’Blue Woad’ it provides exceptional shades of blue. Once very popular for dyeing textiles, this beautiful color (a sign of nobility) was also used by painters and decorators from all over Europe.
Highlight: Demonstrations and shop.
Website: www.bleu-de-lectoure.com
Learn about the Lectoure Blue, an exceptional woad blue made in Lectoure. Also called ’Woad’ or ’Blue Woad’ it provides exceptional shades of blue. Once very popular for dyeing textiles, this beautiful color (a sign of nobility) was also used by painters and decorators from all over Europe.
Highlight: Demonstrations and shop.
Website: www.bleu-de-lectoure.com
 d’Artagnan: the most famous Musketeer  Here you get to discover the life of d’Artagnan, the most famous hero of the Gascony region. In 1844 Alexandre Dumas wrote about this musketeer in his novel ’The Three Musketeers’. However, d’Artagnan was an actual living person and was born in Lupiac in 1611.
Website: www.dartagnanchezdartagnan.org/musee
Here you get to discover the life of d’Artagnan, the most famous hero of the Gascony region. In 1844 Alexandre Dumas wrote about this musketeer in his novel ’The Three Musketeers’. However, d’Artagnan was an actual living person and was born in Lupiac in 1611.
Website: www.dartagnanchezdartagnan.org/musee
 Gascon country life  Gascon country life with its original trades and traditions from the early 20th century is brought to you in this eco-museum in Toujouse.
Website: www.museepaysangascon.fr
Gascon country life with its original trades and traditions from the early 20th century is brought to you in this eco-museum in Toujouse.
Website: www.museepaysangascon.fr
 Historical theatre costumes  Monika Mucha is a well-known theatre costume designer who since more than 20 years designed costumes for the Lido, the Moulin Rouge, de Paris Opera and for television and theatre shows. She will gladly tell you more about the history of these costumes in her own little museum. On appointment only.
Highlight: On appointment only.
Website: www.monikamucha.fr/histoire-du-costume/mondes-et-merveilles-musee-de-l-histoire-du-costume
Monika Mucha is a well-known theatre costume designer who since more than 20 years designed costumes for the Lido, the Moulin Rouge, de Paris Opera and for television and theatre shows. She will gladly tell you more about the history of these costumes in her own little museum. On appointment only.
Highlight: On appointment only.
Website: www.monikamucha.fr/histoire-du-costume/mondes-et-merveilles-musee-de-l-histoire-du-costume

Special museum offers

Tourists can benefit from discounts on museum entrance prices. Check out the informative tourist booklet "Le Passeport Privilège" (available at the campsite). In this booklet you will find many discount tickets for museums as well as for many other sightseeing excursions.

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