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Gers and Gascogny horizons

From our charming hotel in Larressingle

Classified among the "Most Beautiful Villages of France" and the great tourist sites of Occitania under the title "Flaran, Baïse, Armagnac", Larressingle in the Gers is an unmissable stop in the heart of Gascony and the Pays de l'Armagnac .

Our charming inn located at the foot of this picturesque medieval town is the ideal starting point for a beautiful discovery of Gascony between Pyrenean foothills, hills of Chalosse and Lomagne with an air of Tuscany.

?It is an authentic and noble land that awaits you, populated by bastides and fortified villages, dovecotes on pillars, Romanesque abbeys that mark out the paths of Santiago de Compostela but also the numerous paths of small and large hikes that surround the Auberge de Larressingle… You can follow in the footsteps of the Musketeers, enjoy suave Armagnacs and different flavors of foie gras, candied sunshine filled fruits!

Along the white paths and side roads…

The landscapes of the Gers are like its relaxed rhythm of life, affable and hilly. The territory of Flaran-Baïse-Armagnac, Grand Site of Midi-Pyrénées, located in the Ténarèze region north of the Gers opens up superb horizons.

From Condom, the capital of Armagnac, to the fortified village of Larressingle, from the Baïse river and its charming valley to the GR 65 or "Voie du Puy", history and nature come together to give you the best.

 Larressingle

Larressingle

One of the "Most Beautiful Villages in France"
Our hotel restaurant in Larressingle, near Condom and Eauze, is ideally located for exploring one of the most beautiful and smallest fortified villages in France on foot. The Gascons gladly call it "Carcassonne" by adding miniature ... Surrounded by fields and vineyards, in a green setting, the village of Laressingle looks great in the heart of the Gers. It immerses you in the history of Gascony.
Located on the GR65 of Saint Jacques de Compostelle, many hikes offering beautiful views of the city are possible around the village.

The smallest fortified village in France
The 13th century village, surrounded by ramparts in the midst of which a dungeon, a church and medieval houses attached to the remaining walls, was the property of the bishops of Condom. A bridge spanning the moat and a fortified gate provide access to the center. Stop in front of the detail of a mullion window or a studded door. Before leaving, greet the bust of the last Duke of Treviso who saved Larressingle from ruin at the beginning of the 20th century by going to plead his cause with wealthy Americans from Boston.

 Condom

Condom

5 minutes from the village of Larressingle

Our hotel near Condom enables you to discover the beauties of the Baïse valley where you can navigate along the wild river if you wish and the Flaran-Baïse-Armagnac territory, Grand Site of Midi-Pyrénées, where amongst other things, you can visit Flaran Abbey, one of the best-preserved abbeys in the Southwest, which houses the exceptional Simonov collection with hundreds of works from the 17th to the 20th century (Monet, Steer, Courbet, etc.).

A charming and elegant town
Very close to our restaurant, Condom immediately stands out thanks to its cathedral, vigilant sentry, which dominates the ancient episcopal city. Attached to the Sainte-Marie cathedral, the cloister which leads the bishops to their private chapel as well as to their bishopric.
If you stroll around the streets lined with beautiful 17th and 18th century mansions, stop at the Bourbon hotel and its superb wrought iron balcony, the Loubières house, the Bouzet hotel or the Gensac. Going down the Baïse River, you can see the river tourist boats ready to set off on new adventures.

 Fourcès and Montréal-du-Gers

Fourcès and Montréal-du-Gers

Close to our establishment, barely 10kms away
Fourcès and Montréal-du-Gers
Fourcès and Montréal-du-Gers, ranked among the most beautiful villages in France, are little gems in the heart of Gascony.
Fourcès is a real snub to the Cartesian spirit of country houses since it was built on a circle with gently squat houses that circle around its central square, now shaded by plane trees and known for its flower market .
Montreal-du-Gers, the doyenne of the bastides of Gascogny is a bastide erected on a promontory below the Auzoue. It was founded in 1255 by the Count of Toulouse. According to a grid plan, the streets lead to the central square with arches and half-timbered houses where the partly fortified Gothic church is revealed.

 The Gers

The Gers

The Gers can be discovered on foot, by bike, on horseback, by motorbike, by car or by boat on the Baïse river between hills and valleys. From Lectoure to Eauze via Condom and Larressingle, the most beautiful sites in Gascony are available to you.
In the Gers, all adventures are possible! Spiritual, historical, cultural, gastronomic, sporting ... Pilgrims and hikers enliven the hilly landscapes and discreet paths. Among the Compostela paths that crisscross the Gers, the superb 35 km stretch between Lectoure and Condom, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is truly beautiful. It can be achieved in one day and if you push a little further, you arrive at the Auberge de Larressingle, just 5 km from Condom. You will find there in our hotel restaurant in the Gers, welcome and comfort, softness and comfort.

Auch, capital of Gers
A 45-minute drive from the Auberge de Larressingle, discover Auch, the beautiful capital of the Gers, where you can stroll along the picturesque alleys or the green quays. The Armagnac tower and the Sainte-Marie cathedral overlook the fantastic river ... the Gers.
The upper town concentrates most of the architectural heritage: the Sainte-Marie cathedral (listed as World Heritage by UNESCO) combining flamboyant Gothic, Renaissance and classical styles, the statue of d'Artagnan at the foot of the monumental staircase, the House Fedel, the Jacobin Museum and its exceptional collection of pre-Columbian art…

 Elusa, ancient capital

Elusa, ancient capital

In the heart of the Gascony lands, ELUSA Capitale antique constitutes a unique Gallo-Roman complex composed of three sites: the villa of Séviac at 12km, the domus of Cieutat and the archaeological museum of the Eauze treasure 23 km away. Young and old, immerse yourself in history and come and discover these three complementary sites, which offer a complete and unprecedented panorama of Roman culture in the southwest of France.

Immerse yourself in the daily life of a Gallo-Roman city and enter the secret of aristocratic residences, within the territory of the ancient city of Elusa, where the domus of Cieutat (town house) offers an essential complement to the visit from the villa of Séviac (house in the countryside), while the rich collections of the archaeological museum of the treasury of Eauze (Museum of France) illustrate its refinement.

 Flaran Abbey

Flaran Abbey

10km from our establishment, near the 13th century bastide town of Valence-sur-Baïse, the Flaran Abbey was founded in 1151 in the Baïse valley. It is in the heart of a park that the monastic buildings and the gardens present a perfect illustration of a 12th-century Cistercian complex, altered until the 18th century.

A listed historic monument, the Flaran Abbey houses the exceptional "Simonov" collection where around a hundred works from the 17th to the 20th century can be discovered: Ronda, Monet, Steer, Courbet ...

 La Romieu

La Romieu

Located 17 km from our establishment, La Romieu and its collegiate church are a stopover at the crossroads from Puy and Rocamadour to Saint-Jacques-de-Compostelle. Taking its name from the Gascon "Roumiou", which means "pilgrim", the village was founded at the end of the 11th century by Albert, a German monk who had returned from a pilgrimage to Rome. Three centuries later, the powerful Cardinal Arnaud d'Aux, cousin of Pope Clément V and originally from the village, had the collegiate church of Saint-Pierre erected. Classified as World Heritage by UNESCO, the building offers the visitor the solemn beauty of its Gothic cloister, its high square bell tower surmounted by an octagonal tower or the recently restored frescoes of its sacristy. At its feet, the village magnificently embraces the site with its light stone facades and its arcaded square, typical of the region

 Lavardens

Lavardens

Located about thirty kilometers from our establishment and about twenty kilometers north of Auch, the impressive Lavardens castle, like a vessel moored to a rocky spur, watches over the mansions of the village and the horizons lulled by verdant trees valleys. The former military capital of the Counts of Armagnac has kept from the medieval period some vestiges of the ramparts and the narrow carrelots strewn with hollyhocks over which you discover charming residences ...

 The Chateau de Cassaigne

The Chateau de Cassaigne

Located 6 km from our establishment, nestling in the heart of Gascony, the former residence of the Bishops of Condom, the Château de Cassaigne is an extraordinary historic site.
Built in 1247 by the abbot of Condom, Montassin de Goalard, it became from the 16th century. the country residence of the bishops of Condom.

Victim of destructive wars and looting, the castle was rebuilt from the 16th century, its facade dating from the 18th century. It was bought out by the former intendant of the bishops during the revolution and it is his descendants who still own it today.
Henri Faget and his wife gave back their letters of nobility to the Château de Cassaigne with a production of Armagnac which made the reputation of this ancestral home.
Surrounded by more than 30 hectares of vines, it has also become one of the highlights of the great Côtes de Gascogne wines.

Grand Site Armagnac, Abbaye et Cités
Village fortifié de Larressingle