Take a tour of the REAL France Profonde – Gascony

Written by on March 15, 2017 in Midi-Pyrénées, Tours in France

Do you yearn to visit a part of France that feels like the France of old – authentic, beautiful, tranquil and utterly unspoiled? Then head to Gascony  as that’s where you’ll find what you’re looking for.

This is a land of ancient chateaux, rolling vineyards, cool lakes, forests and fields of sunflowers. Picture perfect villages and bastides (fortified medieval villages) exude an air of sleepy contentment unless its market day and locals are out to source fabulous food.

This is a place of gastronomic pleasure. The locals call it “the land of milk and honey” and no wonder. Slow cooked dishes, exceptional regional cheeses and the local Armagnac make this a standout place to enjoy UNESCO listed French cuisine.

This is a place where you will discover real France and create memories you will cherish forever.

Discover authentic Gascony

Gascony is the historical name for the southern part of France that is bordered on the west by the Atlantic Ocean. To the north you find Bordeaux, Toulouse to the east and the Pyrénées in the south. At its heart is the department of Gers, but people here consider themselves to be Gascon and take pleasure in the unhurried pace of life.

It is a relatively undiscovered part of France and you won’t find hordes of tourists here. You will though, discover some of the most beautiful countryside, the most scrumptious food and stunning villages that exist.

Tours of Gascony

Sue Aran, from the west coast of the United States, fell head over heels in love with this area and settled in the Gers in 2006. She set up French Country Adventures, a unique tour company that reveals the secrets and glory of this part of France to visitors.

Sue’s seven and ten day long tours or weekend insider tours are the stuff of legend as she introduces you to the very best of Gascony. From local cuisine and wine to art, culture and the spectacular history of this area you really will get an intimate, insider view of  this wonderful part of France. You’ll enjoy the finest croissants ever made, delicious artisan made chocolate, amazing regional dishes and fabulous gourmet restaurants.

Discover the most picturesque towns and villages, visit the most lively street markets, bag a bargain at a vide-gremier (flea market), maybe even join a photography course. You’ll feel more like you’re having the adventure of a lifetime than taking a tour as Sue introduces you to local cuisine and characters. You don’t need to be able to drive, transport is provided; you don’t need to be able to speak French, Sue does, and you’ll stay in luxurious accommodation. Sue’s tours mean you can totally relax and indulge your love of authentic France.

So as they say in Gascony “take time to take time” – you’ll never regret it.

Find out more about Sue Aran’s Gascony tours at www.frenchcountryadventures

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