Travelling to historic Gascony? Here’s our choice of hotels and restaurants to enjoy during your trip.
Hôtel de France, Auch
Historic property with 27 rooms and two suites in the heart of the city centre. Now run by three brothers from the Casassus family it has a new-look gastronomic restaurant.
4* Domaine de Baulieu, Auch
Country house living 5km from the city centre, with 29 bedrooms, including 10 lodges; gastronomic restaurant serving local dishes; spa and heated outdoor pool. New for 2021, a Michelin green star is reward for its low carbon footprint.
4* Collège des Doctrinaires, Lectoure
Choose from courtyard or countryside views from 44 rooms and suites in the historic centre of Lactoure Access via underground tunnel to thermal baths and treatments at Thermes ValVital.
Le Monastère de Saint-Mont Boutique Hotel and Spa, Saint-Mont
Indulge in luxury living in south-west Gers with gastronomic restaurant La Petite Table and bistro Les Berêts Noirs under the reins of chef Jean-Paul Tossens. Spa with view of Pyrenees; outdoor pool; and expansive grounds in which to relax.
L’Hôtel Guilhon, Lectoure
Restored 17th-century townhouse in the heart of Lectoure with four luxury suites, spa area in old kitchens, heated outdoor pool, and courtyard garden. Table d’hôte dinner on reservation. No children under 15.
La Maison d’Aux, La Romieu
Two large bedrooms in a house built in the 18th century by the heirs of the Cardinal d’Aux, founder of the college of La Romieu. Walled garden and outdoor pool.
Maison Ardure, near Lectoure
Historic stone house in large garden with four stylish bedrooms and a suite. Various dinner options with local produce under the Vignobles et Découverte label. Outdoor pool, games room with billiards and library, spa area with Jacuzzi.
Château de Maumusson, Maumusson-Laguian
Two bedrooms and three suites in a château surrounded by large park Outdoor pool with countryside views. On-site art gallery with permanent exhibitions and shop selling interior design items. Free bikes for exploring local villages.
A Labeyrie, Beaumarchés
Three character bedrooms in 19th-century family home at the heart of the Saint-Mont vineyards. Visits possible to organic vineyard belonging to owners’ cousin.
4* Le Camp de Florence, La Romieu
Part of Les Castels camping group with aquatic park, mobile homes with two or three bedrooms, and large pitches for visitors’ own vehicles. Restaurant with regional menu.
Le Puits Saint-Jacques, Pujaudran
Two Michelin star chef William Candelon took over the kitchen here last year after 12 years as chef de cuisine under his uncle, Bernard Bach. Seasonal menu featuring traditional dishes with a modern twist.
Restaurant Racine, Lectoure
Light and bright in neutral colours, in the heart of historic Lectoure. Traditional fare using local products.
Restaurant Betty Beef, Mascaras
Mountain and meadow views from tables in this converted barn serving organic Charolais beef from the owner’s farm, cooked with imagination. Vegetarian dishes are also available.
Restaurant La Ferme aux Buffles, Aignan
Dine with a view of traditional Gascon countryside grazed by a herd of Asian buffaloes. Or book a picnic on the edge of the forest and watch the bathe in the river.
From France Today magazine