The Gascony

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At the heart of Aquitaine and South-west France, the river Baïse, a tributary of the Garonne, cross the southern department of Lot-et-Garonne through the green hills of the Gascony.
Long before the splendor of the Renaissance and the future King Henry IV, ancient villas, medieval villages and fortified towns sought the proximity of the river as a source of prosperity and leisure. Today, pleasure boating has replaced barges and barges of the past, for a crossing of the historical, cultural and gastronomic gascon paradise.

The Country of Albret is irrigated by the Baïse and bordered by the foothills of the slopes of Biscay, steeped in history with Henry of Navarre (Henry IV) and a living space organized around the central city Nérac.
The influence of Nerac extends beyond the Country of Albret and allowed its territory to maintain its attractiveness. Strongly oriented towards economic development, the country has fully invested in the rebate program airworthiness of the Baïise (creation of a river port to Buzet sur Baise).
Pays d'Albret has developed its tourism with the development of its boroughs (fortified town of Vianne, Nérac, Mézin, Bruch, etc..), The creation of hiking trails (hiking, cycling), village development Vacation (Lislebonne to Mézin Relais Cap France in Barbaste) and the discovery of his heritage.
In agriculture, we find the main industrial groups of seed treatment, and other quality productions (AOC Buzet appellation Armagnac Ténarèze and melon de Gascogne).
Industrial activity is present with businesses in the towns of Nerac, Lavardac Barbaste and Vianne. To facilitate the installation of new activities, the Country of Albret has developed business parks.
The culture is highly developed on the perimeter with the presence of equipment for the development of a quality offer: Espace d'Albret at Nérac, concert halls and Vianne Barbaste Mézin theater, film the "Margot" at Nerac, the contemporary art gallery and library at Nerac Mézin.
The services are organized around the central city of Nérac, and are also developed throughout the territory to meet the needs of populations and mobility problems they may encounter.

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The name of Gascony was officially abandoned after the revolution, but the Gers department has used the name for himself extensively for travel - travel guide so that the names Gers and Gascony are considered the same thing but it is not quite correct.
The region of Gascony is one of rolling hills, agricultural low-key and sunflower fields, quiet roads and peaceful moments. It is an ideal destination to enjoy unspoiled landscapes and relax away from the crowds of tourists, with its fair share of castles, picturesque villages and towns to visit intact

The fate of the population is very low and very high quality of life - in part because of the quality and reputation of local products, including foie gras and cheeses.

The largest cities in the department including Auch, located in the center and the "capital" of the Gers, Condom and Fleurance and north of Auch. The name of the town of Condom causes amusement to foreign visitors as the city opened a museum celebrating the contraceptive, although there is no real historical connection to the city!

Also in northern Gascogne: take advantage of the city of Vic-Fezensac, Lectoure, a busy market town. The group ranked the most beautiful villages that includes Montreal-du-Gers - see the Roman Villa de Seviac during the visit - and also Fourcès and Larressingle (a mini version of Carcassonne) makes for one of the highlights of a visit to Gascony, and also La Romieu is one of the most beautiful village in this region.

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