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SIMPLY GASCONY BLOG

Gascony Life...

Welcome to Simply Gascony's take on life in Gascony. Please come back regularly for our updates on the life and loves of this 'secret' corner of France. Gascony means relaxing, enjoying the good life and that wonderful feeling of well-being.

The Gascony Story - An Introduction To Gascony...

Gascony is a beautiful, unspoilt and completely rural part of South West France, close to the Pyrenees Mountains and stretching all the way between the exciting cities of Bordeaux and Toulouse. The historic Dukedom of Gascony...

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Jazz In Marciac!! 40th Anniversary International Festival of Jazz

28th July to 15th August, 2017.
This world famous jazz festival is one of the stars in the Gascony summer sky...

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What's Cooking In Gascony? Enough To Spark A Lifelong Love Affair...

Part of the appeal of a holiday with Simply Gascony is the opportunity to shop for really fresh ingredients in the markets, cook simple, wonderful meals and then enjoy eating them with your family and friends...

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Gascony's Fascinating History - Beautiful, Unspoilt, Historic...

Gascony is the beautiful, unspoilt, historic area of South West France that lies between the Pyrenees Mountains and the River Garonne. This land was once the ancient Dukedom...

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Sports and Activities in Gascony For Family Holidays...

There is masses of choice of Family Sports and Activities to do in Gascony. We are listing below a few options and do please contact us if you want more information about any of these...

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Gascony is Great for Family Holidays...

Grandparents, Parents and Children will all really enjoy a holiday in Gascony, this beautiful, welcoming and unspoilt part of South West France.

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Superb Cycling In Gascony Combined With A Real Gascon Holiday...

We at Simply Gascony are delighted to have the opportunity to work with another excellent business offering specialist services for visitors to Gascony - Gascony Cycling Tours....

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All About Armagnac, A Jewel Of Gascony's History, The Noble Brandy - Armagnac!

There are lots of reasons you might want to visit Gascony, and especially to come on holiday in this special, little-known, unspoilt and very beautiful part of South West France. And one of the best reasons...

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Gascony's Cities

Most of the ancient Duchy of Gascony is contained within the modern 'departement' of 'Le Gers', one of the least populated and most rural parts of France. The capital of Le Gers and its only 'city' – because it has a cathedral - is Auch...

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Gascony's Medieval Towns & Villages ...Well Worth Visiting!

A unique feature of Gascony is the wealth of mediaeval small towns and villages, some beautiful and all fascinating. Many of these are 'bastides', the fortified 'new towns' built in C13th and C14th. The Bastide idea...

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Markets In Gascony - Bustling, Vibrant Markets

An unmissable feature for anybody visiting Gascony is the bustling, vibrant markets that occupy the centres of towns and villages. The smells, the sounds, the sights and the unique atmosphere make for an exciting...

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Garlic from Gascony... From Touch To Taste

When the topic turns to French cuisine, cheeses synonymous with France such as Camembert or Brie rarely escape the conversation, as is often the case with the fantastic Sauvignon Blanc that one of the guests shared with...

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