Ideas for holidays, weekends and trips in Auch and its surroundings
There are plenty of things to see and do when you visit the historical capital of Gascony; all you need to do is decide where to start. Why not visit St Mary’s Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage site on the route to Santiago de Compostela. Then climb the 370 steps that make up the Monumental steps and admire the statue of D’Artagnan, Captain of the King’s Musketeers, which stands at the top. Get yourself lost in the medieval back streets of the town, known as ‘Pousterles’ before spending some time in the Jacobins Convent – now a museum which houses collections from Egypt, the Americas and the Gallo-Roman empire.
Visit the Museum of Resistance which documents the town’s resistance during the World Wars before moving taking a tour of the medieval city.
Visit the Tower of Armagnac, a former 14th century prison. Admire the old archiepiscopal palace before spending some time in the stunning House of Gascony, the former corn exchange which now hosts frequent exhibitions and markets. For a change of scenery visit the church of St Geniez in the neighbouring village of Castin or the Sunday-morning market in Montaut les Créneaux. Whatever your tastes, the rural setting of Auch is guaranteed to charm you – where better to have as your base than the Campanile Auch hotel.