Rory Ramsden – Luxury French Property Finder & Buyer's Agent in south west France
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The expat good life in the Gers, south west France

The climate in the Gers is especially in the summer great for camping: lots of sunshine, not much wind and only occasionally some rain. D’Artagnan: the famous musketeer born in the Gers…The Gers offers magnificent sightseeing walking and biking trips through the inviting vineyards of the Armagnac. There are a lot of tourist attractions such as visits to medieval castles, abbeys, cathedrals and fortified villages where still the presence of d’Artagnan the Musketeer lingers. Famous (at least with the French) is the Gascony region for its culture of wining and dining and all sorts of musical festivals.

Key Takeaways:

  • The Granges, originally from the UK, decided to move to the Gers, in the Armagnac region of France.
  • Originally, they envisioned living in Brittany, but a cool and wet 3 weeks there one summer felt too much like back home. They randomly chose the Gers area and bought the first house they saw there.
  • They love the town they live in, Nogaro. Unlike may small French towns, you can find an evening meal at a restaurant year-round. A local race track that attracts visitors.

“We loved the green rolling hills of the area, covered in vines and sunflowers. We loved the house as it wasn’t a traditional style and has large arched windows/doors. We also loved that it is beside a lake so we can enjoy watching the birds throughout the year.”

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About the Author Rory

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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