This rolling, hilly, varied land, blessed with southern sun and Atlantic freshness, is arguably the most exquisitely beautiful, rustic and satisfying region of France.
The whole of this vast area, its rich rural heartland, remains almost completely undiscovered except by a few wise connoisseurs who, no doubt, would prefer to guard their secret ? (Andrew Sangar: 'SW France, Aquitaine, Gascony, The Pyrenees')
"The Gers, one of the most beautiful départements in France, is deep in the heart of Gascony. On a hot August day, sipping a glass of the local rosé wine under the shade of walnut trees, watching butterflies fluttering over the wild meadow flowers, is to enjoy la France profonde at its unspoiled, peaceful best.
Gascony is holiday heaven. There is something for everyone to enjoy. Stunning countryside, meandering rivers, Roman roads and ruins, Romanesque churches, fine wines, delicious food, the region's equally delicious Armagnac to drink - and as much great and often gory history as anyone could wish for."
However you travel, come soon... ( Lindy Woodhead: 'The Spectator')