My husband and I first traveled to Gascony in May 2006 with a couple of dear friends, looking for a house to purchase together. All of us loved rural France. Our criteria included proximity to airport, train, village, doctors and hospital. We rented a two bedroom, stone cottage in a small hameau (hamlet) located in the Gers, (department 32), often called the Tuscany of southwest France, for its good weather and bucolic landscapes.
For 5 weeks we spent mornings site seeing and visiting local farmers’ markets, afternoons enjoying alfresco meals outside, and long twilight evenings strolling country roads under a panoply of stars. We put 3,500 kilometers on our rental car looking at 25 houses in various stages of disrepair.
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M. Lafitte’s house: an expat travel story from Gascony
Rory Ramsden is a French property finder and buyer's agent working for high net worth private clients wishing to buy a chateau, manor or vineyard in the south west of France. He has lived in France for 8 years after spending time travelling the world on business.
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