Located in the heart of Gascony, the Gers contains hilly and luminous landscapes. The land of d'Artagnan and the musketeers, on the roads to Santiago de Compostela, leads to the discovery of its rich heritage and gastronomy. Among the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Auch Cathedral with its beautiful carved wooden stalls and remarkable 16th century stained glass windows, and Saint-Pierre Collegiate Church in La Romieu, also called "the cat village" because many felines are present on windows, doors, ox's eyes, etc. The Gers has thirteen bastides, the most representative of which are Fleurance, Saint-Clar, Montréal and Solomiac, and six of the most beautiful villages in France, such as the fortified citadel of Larressingle or the circular village of Fourcès. Eauze has a rich historical past and its Andalusian style arenas are home to bullfights and Landes cow races. Lectoure is adorned with a belt of ramparts from which emerge old private mansions, thermal baths and imposing monuments. This is where we grow the incomparable blue pastel. In summer, many lakes and leisure centres offer the opportunity to practice water sports. The destination is known throughout France for its Nogaro car circuit, its Jazz festival in Marciac and its gastronomy, with the famous Armagnac and the Floc de Gascogne at the top. It is also the land of foie gras, very tasty farm poultry, beef from Gascony with tender and juicy meat, melon from Lectoure or apple crunch. To your tourist guides!

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When to go to the Gers? One could say almost all year round because the weather in the Gers is quite pleasant even if it rains more in winter. Summer is still the best period and it is of course the busiest in terms of attendance. Nevertheless, it is relatively easy to find accommodation at very reasonable prices. Tourists are rather lovers of nature, calm, tranquility, the art of good living and eating well. The Gers is festive and many events are often of an original nature. Every second weekend in May, Condom lives to the rhythm of the European Bandas y Peñas festival. In August, the municipality hosts the Gascon puck world championships, a game typical of the region. The first fortnight of August, Jazz à Marciac attracts an audience that goes far beyond the borders of the department, it is the only time during the summer when it is very difficult to stay for miles around. Classical music lovers will enjoy the Nuits musicales en Armagnac, which take place at the end of July and beginning of August in the cathedrals of Condom and Lectoure, at Flaran Abbey and in the church of Terraube. Not to be missed either at the beginning of August, the Fleurance Astronomy Festival with courses, conferences and stargazing. At the beginning of September, the Nogaro Grand Prix Automobile, on the Paul Armagnac circuit, is one of the major events in the department. The Gers is also a land of ferias. In Eauze, the first weekend of July, there is a novillada without picador, a bullfight and a Landes race as well as a big celebration throughout the village. In mid-September, Toros & Vinos de Vic-Fezensac is a must between novillada pricked in the arenas, bullfighting market and producers

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