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Historic Villages - Gers, Gascony
Holiday in France

During a holiday in France, trips to historical and traditional villages are an absolute must. Here in the Gers in South-West France there is a wide choice of such great touristic excursions and sightseeing destinations. Especially on market days these attractions are highly recommended. And many of these beautiful ancient villages are close to Camping La Brouquere and thus within easy reach by bike or car.

Click on the links below for more information about the respective village or follow one of the links to castles, fortified villages or other sightseeing attractions in the Gers.

Historic villages in the Gers: Google Map

Holiday in France - Visit historic towns and villages in the Gers
(in alphabetical order)
 Interesting city walk through Auch.  There is now an interesting city walk through Auch, the capital of the Gers. The walk takes you past historic monuments, interesting places, shops, cafes and restaurants.
There is now an interesting city walk through Auch, the capital of the Gers. The walk takes you past historic monuments, interesting places, shops, cafes and restaurants.
 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.
 Market on Wednesday and Sunday morning.  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
 Market on Thursday morning.  Eauze is the capitol of the Armagnac region. It is a ancient romatic city with a beautiful and a wonderful historic village centre.
Highlight: Eauze is a ancient roman village with a beautiful and a wonderful historic village centre.
Website: www.tourisme-eauze.fr
Eauze is the capitol of the Armagnac region. It is a ancient romatic city with a beautiful and a wonderful historic village centre.
Highlight: Eauze is a ancient roman village with a beautiful and a wonderful historic village centre.
Website: www.tourisme-eauze.fr
 Large flower market in the spring.  Fources is an amazing small round medieval bastide (fortified village) from the 15th century with a beautiful and well-preserved architecture.
Highlight: Beautiful round medieval bastide with a lovely center and impressive arcades.
Fources is an amazing small round medieval bastide (fortified village) from the 15th century with a beautiful and well-preserved architecture.
Highlight: Beautiful round medieval bastide with a lovely center and impressive arcades.
 Small market on Sunday morning (only in July and August).  Small and cosy little village with a big circular swimming pool, several local shops, markets selling regional specialties (every sunday morning) and the chapel of Tonneteau.
Highlight: Large swimming paradise with spectacular slides.
Website: www.gondrin.fr
Small and cosy little village with a big circular swimming pool, several local shops, markets selling regional specialties (every sunday morning) and the chapel of Tonneteau.
Highlight: Large swimming paradise with spectacular slides.
Website: www.gondrin.fr
 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.
32250 Montréal-du-Gers Market on Friday morning.  This is the oldest Bastide (fortified village) in the Gers. In the summer season some fantastic medieval evening spectacles are being held. Just outside the village (in Séviac) you can learn about ancient Roman excavations (4th century) with beautiful mosaic tiles.
Highlight: Oldest bastide in the Gers.
This is the oldest Bastide (fortified village) in the Gers. In the summer season some fantastic medieval evening spectacles are being held. Just outside the village (in Séviac) you can learn about ancient Roman excavations (4th century) with beautiful mosaic tiles.
Highlight: Oldest bastide in the Gers.
 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: Big rose market in the spring.
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: Big rose market in the spring.
Website: www.la-romieu.com
 Market on Wednesday morning.  
Highlight: Visit the abbey ’Abbaye de Flaran’.
Website: www.valence-sur-baise.com

Highlight: Visit the abbey ’Abbaye de Flaran’.
Website: www.valence-sur-baise.com
 Market on Friday morning.  Vic-Fezensac has a small historic village centre where cosy night markets are being held in the summer months.
Highlight: Night market in July and August.
Website: www.vic-fezensac.com
Vic-Fezensac has a small historic village centre where cosy night markets are being held in the summer months.
Highlight: Night market in July and August.
Website: www.vic-fezensac.com

Markets in the vicinity - When is market day?

Of course a visit to one of the many local markets is a 'must' when on holiday here in the Gers in the South West of France. Get a taste of the local atmosphere and take your time browsing through the many delicious regional specialties, fruit and vegetables, clothing and other products on sale at these markets. Here is an overview of the regular market days in the vicinity of Camping La Brouquere:

Market days around Camping La Brouquere
Monday  Aignan, Barbaste, Mirande
Tuesday  Castelnau d'Auzan, Fleurance
Wednesday Cazaubon,  Condom, Marciac, Nogaro, Valence-sur-Baîse
Thursday  Eauze, Mézin, Miélan, Plaisance
Friday Barbaste, Lectoure, Montréal-du-Gers, Riscle,  Vic Fezensac
Saturday Fleurance,  Nérac, Nogaro
Sunday  Castéra-Verduzan, Gondrin, Mézin

You want to find out about market days in other towns and villages in France? Then surf to this website:
When is market day...?
www.jours-de-marche.fr

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