You live good in Gers!

Experience Le Gers

To win the title of « Les Plus Beaux Villages de France » a village must have carefully preserved architectural heritage and at least two listed historic monuments.  In Lavardens these are of course the castle and the Bell Tower of the church. Read more…

Also there are many churches, with unusual spiral staircase running up the outside of one corner, and the Bell Tower that every hour rings for the citizens. Read more…

Lavardens Castle is one of many castles nearby. It was originally constructed in 1140, and subsequently destroyed in 1496 on the orders of Charles VIII at the Siege of Lavardens. Read more…

Charles Ogier de Batz-Castelmore, Comte d’Artagnan (1611-1673) was captain of Louis XIV’s garde of musketeers. Armagnac is not a musketeer however, but the oldest and best (in our opinion) brandy in the world! Read more…

Increasingly, the area is famous for a new generation of organic or bio farmers, and the village markets are a perfect place to source locally-grown fruit, vegetables, grains, meat and poultry as well as delicious examples of the local cuisine. Read more…

The visit to Larroucau and Le Gers made me understand that this region offers a tremendous range of treasures. From unique castles and churches to small villages and markets such as Lavardens.

Hans, Munich, 2016