Take a stroll round Eauze
The nearest town to the house, Eauze is a pretty place with historic houses and a good choice of shops and restaurants. Thursday is market day, starting early and finishing around 1:30pm...in time for a nice lunch perhaps!
Roman ruins at Eauze
At Eauze, you can discover an archaeological treasure: the remains of the Roman settlement of Elusa. Named after the ancient local tribe, the Elusates, the town was an important administrative and religious centre for the region between the 3rd and 7th centuries. You can start at the visitors' centre in Eauze's old railway station, and continue by exploring the 3000m² site itself.
Au Village is in one of the best Armagnac areas. Visit a local château and discover that it is also a great area for wine by tasting a few along with the armagnac!
The 'Base de Loisirs de Coucut' at Castelnau-d'Auzan is about 15 minutes from the house and has a variety of outdoor activities on offer: a pool, tennis, a fishing lake, open air games, walks... fun for all!
Lake & Tennis
at the Lac Uby in Barbotan-les-Thermes, about 15 minutes from the house. There are tennis courts as well as a large lake where you can go swimming, or do boating (there are even some rowing competitions sometimes).
The renowned thermal resort of Barbotan is only about 15 minutes from the house. You can go and relax for an hour or two in their heated pool with jacuzzi and hamman, or treat yourself to a massage.
Thermal baths means that there is a Casino nearby, so you can find one in Barbotan-les-Thermes. It also has a restaurant and a bistrot. Enjoy !
Go for a round of golf at the Golf de Guinlet, just north of Eauze. The 5675m course has 18 holes, par 70 overall.
Visit a tiny fortified town
Larressingle is a lovely little fortified town that can be only accessed on foot. Outside of the fortifications there are a few houses, a restaurant and the reconstruction of a medieval encampment complete with typical weaponry such as trebuchets and catapults. Larressingle is under 30 minutes drive away.
Abbaye de Flaran
This is an old 12th century Cistercian abbey and one of the most visited attractions in the Gers region. In the summer, concerts take place at the Abbaye, dubbed 'Les Nuits Musicales en Armagnac'.
Messing about on the river
Canoes can be hired on the river Baïse, at Beaucaire-sur-Baïse, whilst motorised boats can be hired at the harbour Condom.
Anyone for fishing?
Keen anglers can try their hand on the fishing lakes at Castelnau-d'Auzan (about 20 mins drive) or Barbotan-les-Thermes lake (15 mins). There are other activities at both places to entertain other members of the family who may not be able to sit still for very long!
There are regular motor racing events at weekends in Nogaro. www.circuit-nogaro.com
'Jazz in Marciac' is a very famous jazz festival that takes place in Marciac every year from around 20th July to 20th August. Marciac is about 45 minutes drive away. More information at www.jazzinmarciac.com
Parc Walibi at Roquefort, near Agen
Water rides, tropical forest, corkscrew etc... Open every day from mid June to end August. Open weekends only in May, June and September. About an hour's drive from the house. More info at www.parcagen.fr
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