Auch town guide
Car hire drivers could well have driven the fifty miles from Toulouse or the slightly shorter distance from Agen.. Auch is known for the wonderful Armagnac Brandy and the world famous Pate de Fois Gras. These are best purchased from the Saturday market or one of the specialist shops.
After shopping visit the Cathedral St Pierre and admire the stained glass before ascending the two hundred and thirty two steps of the Escalier Monumental to the quay side.
On the quay side you will meet a famous Auch resident made famous by Alexander Dumas in The Three Musketeers, Charles de Batz was immortalised as D'Artagnan.. Quay sides are always interesting and this one is no exception, it was an important trading port that linked Toulouse to the Atlantic Coast.
If you need to choose just one from the various museums in Auch, you could try the Musee d'Amagnac as a change from all the Art Galleries? For a different experience you can hire a bike on Avenue de L'Yser and have a ride along the bank of the river.
When you return to your hire car you might like to set out for a trip around the Gers countryside visiting the villages of Lavardens and Boular.