Theme Week Gascony – Auch

Saturday, 28 March 2015 - 01:00 pm (CET/MEZ) Berlin | Author/Destination:
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Armagnac Tower and Auch Cathedral © Chrwalker/cc-by-sa-3.0

Armagnac Tower and Auch Cathedral © Chrwalker/cc-by-sa-3.0

Auch is a commune in southwestern France. Located in the region of Midi-Pyrénées, it is the capital of the Gers department. Auch is the historical capital of Gascony.

There is stone and wooden staircase in the inner courtyard of the Maison Henri IV where Henry allegedly stayed with Catherine de Medicis. Auch Town Hall, built by Bursar d’Etigny, houses an Italian-style theatre. The Musee des Jacobins is housed in a former Dominican Convent built in 1386. Inside is a collection of pre-Columbian art and artefacts from the Gascon culture.

Town hall © Florent Pécassou/cc-by-sa-3.0 Tourist Information Center © Florent Pécassou/cc-by-sa-3.0 Place de la Libération © Florent Pécassou/cc-by-sa-3.0 Auch on Gers river © Bouette/cc-by-sa-3.0 Auch Cathedral © Hardouin/cc-by-sa-3.0 Armagnac Tower and Auch Cathedral © Chrwalker/cc-by-sa-3.0
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Tourist Information Center © Florent Pécassou/cc-by-sa-3.0
Auch is known for its Renaissance Cathédrale Sainte-Marie with its magnificent organ, carved stalls and rose stained-glass windows, part of the UNESCO route The Way of St. James in France, and La Tour d’Armagnac – a 14th-century prison.

At the end of the staircase to the cathedral is a statue of d’Artagnan who was based on the real life person, Charles de Batz, Comte d’Artagnan born nearby in the château de Castelmore, who spend his youth and childhood in Auch, and written about by Alexandre Dumas.

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