Famous for its quality of life and its penchant for festivities, Gers was once part of the historical province of Gascony. The name calls to mind the exploits of the musketeer D'Artagnan, who was born near Auch. It also conjures up images of Gascon châteaux and fine produce such as foie gras and Armagnac. All these images are very much a part of Gers, as you will find as you explore its famous valleys.