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 4. GASCONY / PYRENEES REGION - A COTTAGE TO RENT IN FRANCE
La Maison des Arcades
Gascony region  -  Gascony cottage  -  Gascony village 
Gascony sightseeing  -  Gascony house-plans  - Gascony local region
 
    

Left - the 13C arch through to our cottage; middle left in old terrace.
Right - our cottage, shown right, in the ancient arcaded street in Tillac. 

Gascony region  -  Gascony cottage  -  Gascony village 
Gascony sightseeing  -  Gascony house-plans  - Gascony local region

Gascony region
Of all our regions, Gascony is still the most profoundly rural.  You feel that little has changed over 
the centuries.  Located between the towns of Auch and Tarbes, this region has sleepy villages, tiny bastides, 
fortresses, churches and bustling small bastide market towns with large arcaded squares and a strong 
Spanish influence. Our cottage is in the special 15thC village of Tillac, 10 kms from the border of the 
Hautes Pyrenees.  
One hours drive south from the village are the Pyrenees with dramatic high mountain 
scenery, white houses with dark brown carved shutters and high pitched roofs in picturesque Pyrenean 
villages; also several routes to the Spanish border.  The new Guggenheim Art Museum in Bibao in Spain;
also the Atlantic coast resorts and the Pays Basque have been a been a big draw card 
for many who stay in this region. Gascony is not really tourist country, yet it has 
one of the best climates and some of the best food in France.
 
        This is the region of the Three Musketeers - lazy days under wide and shady arcades; 
ducks, geese and golden maize; jazz and country music; 
Armagnac, Floc and Madiran, Buzet and St Mont wines;
and with an almost theatrical backdrop of snow covered mountains.

Free WiFi at this cottage !

The village of Tillac - 38 kms south-west of the cathedral town of Auch
and on the way down to the spectacular Pyrenees mountain ranges - Lourdes
and the Spanish border - also in the centre of the distilleries of Armagnac
and the unique wines of this region - Madiran, Buzet and St Mont. 
A Gascony Pig which used to smile down from the balcony at the Butchers house in Tillac.

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