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Toulousan Gascony : a countryside of Gascony character and constructions

Toulousan Gascony : a countryside of Gascony character and constructions with traditional architecture representing the colours of the earth in the form of baked or unbaked bricks.

Discover the charm of the church-villages, street-villages, market town and “Castelnau” (ancient villages built around a castel) located on the hills of Gascony : a magnificient sight-seeing trip over a succession of ridge-lines and small valleys.


The medieval hillock of Blanquefort is the highest point and the most prominent from a distance.



Crossed by ridge-lines, the village of Beaupuy has an impressive gate from the 18th century, as well as a church and a windmill.
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Its geographic location offers an exceptional view of the countryside and the Pyrenees.

Clermont Saves

The local castle has an elegant neo-classical main building. The church has a front wall holding three bells.



Formerly a fortified village, this “castelnau” is surrounded by walls.
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The “city of small fontains” is a municipality of a neighbouring regions, the Haute-Garonne.


A medieval village (castelnau).


In this village, you’ll find feudal remains dated from 10th or 11th century.



An order of Crusaders founded this village in the 13th century. At the foot of the village, along the banks of the Save, it is worth discovering the mill known as “mill of the Knight Templars” which offers a rural setting greatly appreciated by fishers.


You will access the main street of the village through an ancient porch belonging to the church. Half-timbered houses are found, built over covered walkways.
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This village is crossed by the pilgrimage route of Saint-Jacques de Compostelle and once had 3 hospitals.

Razengues, certified castrum from the 13th century

The church, dedicated to Saint-Blaise (patron saint of the travelers) is classified as historic monument.


This construction in Toulouse-type red brick, typical to the Toulouse region.
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L'Isle-Jourdain : both historical and modern

l'isle jourdainFew words about history…
The “Jourdains”, first lords of the region, are famous for their involvement during the first crusade. One of them, Bertrand, was canonized and the village of Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges (Haute-Garonne) is named after him. A statue of the saint was erected at the town’s exit. Discover the bridge “Tourné” (13th century) and the bell-tower (14th century) as remains of the historical past.

Its economy was based on rural activities and the town hall which is sometimes described as the “Petit Capitole”, in reference to Toulouse’s town hall.

Factories such as furnitures making or shoemaking flourished in the 20th century…

airbusToday, L’Isle-Jourdain is an important pole of economic development with several industrial areas. With its fast growing population it becomes a major city within the suburban areas of Toulouse. Thanks to its dynamism, L’Isle-Jourdain is today the second city of the Gers in terms of population.

A town which grows around the regional capital : a true success of the marriage between rural and urbain.


L'Isle-Jourdain is a stopping-point for the convey of the Airbus A380 on the route Langon, Cornebarrieu, known as IGG (Itinéraire Grand Gabarit).



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