Gîte Pouget is surrounded by fields, vineyards and forests, 2 km from the village of Montréal du Gers.
The Gers is a very vast department belonging to the Occitanie region.
The Gers département is located west of Toulouse, right in the heart of the historic region of Gascony. In the Middle Ages, this region was the frontier between the English base at Bordeaux and the French at Toulouse. This has resulted in an abundance of fortified places or bastides in this region
There are many sights and sports activities to practice in this region. See below for more information.
Cycling & walking.
With its gently sloping slopes, the region is very suitable for exploring by bike or on foot. If you want to explore this region by bike, you can find all routes on Catena Cycling . You can also rent bicycles in Montreal itself at Gascogne Bike Hire.
* You can rent bikes at our place
Villages and towns.
The most interesting villages in the area are Montreal, Fources, Larressingle and Mézin. Condom and Eauze are already slightly larger cities, but definitely worth a visit.
More info at https://www.tourisme-condom.com/
Auch is the capital of the Gers.
Bordeaux and Toulouse are of course also worth a day trip. In both cities you will find a range of sights and it is pleasant to walk.
Gascony is a gastronome's paradise, famous for its foie gras, confits and magret (duck breast). Fresh produce from local farmers is available weekly at the local markets. Every day there is a market in a neighboring village. Excellent wines and Armagnac are produced by the vineyards located throughout the area.
Mont resto (Montreal)
Les Contes d'Albret (towards Nérac)
La pièce de boeuf ô local (Condom), search on FB
Nearby Wineries / Chateaux
Domaine de la Haille
- Gondrin - http://www.gondrinparcdeloisirs.com/
- CastelJaloux - https://www.bains-casteljaloux.com/
- Lac de l’Uby Cazaubon - https://www.armagnac-dartagnan.com/a-voir-a-faire/les-lacs/
- Castera Verduzan - https://thermes-castera.gers.fr/
The Baths of Barbotan Les Thermes and Castéra-Verduzan.
Marciac Jazz Festival first 2 weeks in August (one of the best jazz festivals in the world)
The capital Auch with its beautiful Cathedral and architecture
Bastides (fortified villages)
The vineyards of Madiran, St Mont, Tariquet etc.
Remains of a Gallo-Roman villa in Seviac with beautiful mosaics.
Oldtimer races & modern car races in Nogaro from March to October
Brocantes (antique markets/shops) especially in Eauze, Fources, Condom, etc.
Tempo Latino Festival last weekend of July
Golf (18 holes) in Marciac, Auch or Eauze
GR walking routes of about 700km (including 4 pilgrim routes), the Compostela route runs through Montréal.
Walking/riding/cycling routes of about 2500km
Lake Castelnau d'Auzan