Grands Sites d'Occitanie

The Major sites Occitanie / South of France constitute a unique collection illustrating the best of the Occitanie Region: remarkable heritage, cultural, natural or historical wealth.

40 in number, they constitute as many tourist centers of this great region, located in the heart of the southwest of France. Auch has belonged to this collection since 2009 (Grand Site Midi-Pyrénées) and saw its place strengthened in 2018!

The Great Sites near Auch

Marciac, capital of jazz

Located 1 hour by car south-west of Auch, Marciac is a beautiful 250th century bastide, nestled in the hollow of the valleys of the Gers. From the end of July to mid-August, the Jazz in Marciac festival welcomes nearly 000 spectators in an irresistible atmosphere.

More information on the websiteCoeur Sud-Ouest tourist office

Armagnac, Abbey and Cities: a concentrate of sweets

Located 45 minutes from Auch, north of the Gers, this Grand Site is located around Condom, along the Baïse on the side of the Armagnac hills.

More information on the websiteCondom Gers Ténarèze tourist office

Toulouse, on the wings of the pink city

50 minutes west of Auch, Toulouse is the regional capital with a strong identity: Rugby, Aeronautics (Airbus), but also a cultural life and a rich heritage!

More information on the websiteToulouse tourist office

Moissac, a treat for the eye and the palate

1 hour 20 minutes north-east of Auch, Moissac is an exceptional stopover on the roads to Santiago de Compostela. This mecca of Romanesque art in France is surrounded by generous countryside where the vines of the AOC Chasselas grapes dominate.

More information on the websiteMoissac tourist office

Heavy, spiritual, cosmopolitan and unique!

1h30 south of Auch, Lourdes is a small town located at the foot of the Pyrenees, near the Cirque de Gavarnie. Every year, nearly 6 million travelers from more than 140 countries come to discover this universal place of sharing. 

More information on the website of Lourdes tourist office

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