"AUCH" Auch by Lady_Mystique

Auch Travel Guide: 29 reviews and 80 photos

"ALL for ONE and ONE for ALL !!! "

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AUCH .....the Heart of Gascony...capital of the department Gers...the king of 'foie gras' production...ancient residence of the princes of the Church and rulers of Armagnac...and home to the hero d'Artagnan, the Musketeer --- or rather Charles de Batz, the real life character on whom d'Artagnan was based.

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AUCH.....gleaming white-stoned and red-tiled in the French southern sun.....is a city of history and art.

The most charming of towns in the South-West is divided into an upper and lower quarter, connected by several flights of stairs.

The lower city was founded in the 1st century B.C., "Augusta Auscorum", and the upper city upon the roman imperial settlement of "oppidum of Elimberris".


Auch was an important stop-over for the wandering medieval pilgrim on his way to Santiago de Compostelle and as ancient Auch provided the pilgrim with fine food, lodging and entertainment; modern Auch still remains a place to partake of its many pleasures.

I am quite sure you will succumb to the charms of
Auch , as I did, once you've wandered its narrow medieval streets, called 'Les Pousterles', admiring its many, many monuments and buildings and allowing the quintessential spirit of Gascony to reveal itself to you.

  • Intro Updated Nov 6, 2004
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  • nickandchris's Profile Photo
    Apr 2, 2009 at 9:34 AM

    Sounds great, especially the night markets!

  • jumpingnorman's Profile Photo
    Feb 24, 2009 at 4:22 PM

    Hi Maria! Never heard of this place Auch --- interesting name, not even sure how to pronounce it right...but nice tips and u are featured member! Greetings from AZ, Norman :)

  • Oct 28, 2005 at 1:51 PM

    Nice pic. of those night markets. Very interesting!

  • nigelw6443's Profile Photo
    Jan 28, 2005 at 6:13 AM

    Nice pages! I'm a big fan of Armagnac too! Auch by the way is German for also?;-)

  • KristaB's Profile Photo
    Dec 30, 2004 at 10:48 PM

    Auch! What a charming place, the night market would be my Nightlife spot! For the upcoming year (and beyond) I wish you joy and happiness, abundance of love and passion, good health and success!

  • nepalgoods's Profile Photo
    Dec 8, 2004 at 4:02 AM

    Auch sounds strange as a citiy name. But your page shows it is a very nice city. I like Armagnac.

  • Toyin's Profile Photo
    Nov 23, 2004 at 10:36 AM

    Quite an interesting place Auch. Havent been here yet, but one day soon. Thanks for sharing.

  • Anchovy56's Profile Photo
    Nov 20, 2004 at 4:39 PM

    Doh! I am now a changed man..

  • Wild_Orchid's Profile Photo
    Nov 18, 2004 at 7:55 PM

    foie gras~ so politically incorrect now, but still my personal favourite. fortunately, the french haven't caved in to the new sensitivities...! you are a woman after my own heart! LOL

  • VincentJJ's Profile Photo
    Nov 16, 2004 at 6:09 AM

    Great info about this place. Almost 200km from Bordeaux, but must pay it a visit sometime. Salut d'Hollande. VJJ

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