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PROMENADE CLAUDE DESBONS

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AUCH

 

3 place de la république
32000 AUCH

Phone : +33 (0)5 62 05 22 89

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This riverside walk (named after Claude Desbons, the mayor who worked for its creation in the year 2000) offers a pleasant, peaceful stroll along the Gers.

The deceptively calm Gers has regularly flooded the lower town. The most destructive flood in recent history was that of 1977. The dark "impossible shelter" at the end of the Saint Pierre footbridge and the inscriptions on the monumental staircase are the work of Jaume Plensa commemorating these dramatic events.

The circuit is four kilometres long and can be followed on foot, on rollerskates or by bike. It is a wonderful way to discover the town and its natural environment. The Gers begins its way through Auch in the countryside to the south. Just after passing the La Ribière mill, it runs along gardens, industrial and commercial buildings, houses and much else. At the dam bridge, the river water is tamed into a placid pond. The river makes a slight turn in the heart of a semi-urban area, where its built-up banks are surrounded by low buildings, the municipal campsite, equipment housing and playgrounds. After crossing the footbridge, the path enters the historic district. The architecture of the monumental staircase, Armagnac tower and Sainte Marie cathedral are mirrored in the water. Stone meets water along the steep lanes and pousterles. In earlier times, the river ran to the foot of the hillside and occupied what is now Allées Lagarrasic. The river passes under the La Treille bridge, the oldest in Auch, and leaves the historic district to pass by the CIRC and the Le Couloumé park. The circuit ends in the Endoumingue shopping zone.

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Practical

  • Footpaths, 
  • All-terrain bikes, 
  • Vélo électrique, 
  • VTT électrique

Distance

  • 4.00 km

Duration

  • 1 h

Level of difficulty

  • Beginners'
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