Travel article for French Property News October 2021
The Art of Slow Living
The onward rush of life seems a world away as you gently cycle through Gers’s peaceful country roads. Scattered with sleepy villages, wide pastures, vineyards and sunflowers, the department’s undulant landscape has a quiet, almost soothing beauty. Gers is delightfully devoid of major motorways and urban noise, but abounds with rustic charm, conviviality and a gastronomic culture that reflects the richness of its terroir. This is the cradle of the French Paradox, a land-of-plenty where inhabitants feast on sizzling duck breast with bold Madiran wines and still boast having the country’s longest life expectancy.
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