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CIRCUIT COEUR DE VILLE - SUR LES PAS DE D'ETIGNY

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AUCH

 

1 rue Dessoles
32000 AUCH

Phone : +33 (0)5 62 05 22 89

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Departing from the tourist board, this 45-minute circuit will enable you to discover the most beautiful monuments in the city, the work of the intendant d'Etigny in the 18th century.

From the tourist board premises, take Rue Porte-Neuve (the former gateway of the medieval ramparts) and head for Place de la Libération, with a water jet in its centre. Opposite, you will see the town hall, built in 1777. Within is an Italian-style theatre. On the staircase you will see the statue of the intendant D’Etigny sculpted by Pierre Vignan).

Set off for Allées D’Etigny (which lead to the courthouse). When you reach the bottom of the staircase, toward the Les Cordeliers hall, continue walking in the direction of Maison de Gascogne (the former cereal market hall). Follow to the right along the building to discover the Les Cordeliers cloister.

Walk around the post office building, which was once Hôtel de l'intendance, and as you go down, take Rue Mazagran. This will take you to Rue Dessoles, a pedestrian street. Take a left on this street, and it will take you to the 17th- and 18th-century townhouses which include, at n° 40, Hôtel d'Astorg, seat of the cathedral presbytery.

Turn left on Rue de Bazeilles and head for the Saint-Orens church, built in 1825 and named after one of the first bishops of Auch (396-446). Opposite, from Place Ledru-Rollin, turn right on Rue des Pénitents-Bleus where the Romanesque César tower stands.

Turn left on Rue Héricourt and you will find yourself across from Musée des Jacobins (located in the former Dominican monastery dating from 1386). Turn right on Rue Baudin and you will reach the Halle aux Herbes (a vegetable market hall built in the 18th century). Walk around the hall to the left and you will pass in front of the Préfecture (the former home of the archbishops of Auch) on your way back to Rue Dessoles.

Turn left to come back to the tourist board.

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  • Footpaths

Distance

  • 3.00 km

Duration

  • 1 h

Level of difficulty

  • Beginners'
 
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