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  • 1 Saint Mary's Cathedral Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    pl. de la République F - 32000 Auch

    The vast chancel of the Cathédrale Sainte-Marie has preserved two sets of art work of the finest calibre: the stained-glass windows by Gascon master Arnaud de Moles (1460-1520), and the enormous stalls by huchiers (113 oak stalls in total, 69 of whic..

  • 2 Jacobins Museum

    Museums and art

    4 pl. Louis Blanc F - 32000 Auch

    The Musee des Jacobins, in a former Jacobin convent, has a large collection of Gallo-Roman archaeology, Precolombian and medieval art (a recumbent statue of Cardinal Jean d'Armagnac), and objects representing South American colonial art (Peru, Chile,..

  • 3 Monumental Staircase

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    pl. Salinis F - 32000 Auch

    234 steps connect the Quai du Gers and Place Salinis overlooking the Gers Valley. As you walk up, there is a nice view of the Tour d'Armagnac after the statue of d'Artagnan. The cathedral is on the square.

  • 4 Armagnac Tower

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    pl. Salinis F - 32000 Auch

    The 40m-high, 14C Tour d'Armagnac was the prison tower for the Officialité.

  • 5 Statue of D'Artagnan

    Museums and art

    pl. Salinis F - 32000 Auch

    Charles de Batz, Comte d'Artagnan (1615-1673) was actually born in Castelmore Castle. The real d'Artagnan led some delicate missions (such as arresting Nicolas Fouquet) for Louis XIII and Louis XIV and, after becoming a Lieutenant Captain in the king..

  • 6 Place de la Liberation

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    pl. de la Libération F - 32000 Auch

    The northwest side of the square is closed off by the town hall and d'Étigny Alley median, both designed by the Intendant of Gascony Antoine d'Étigny who beautified Auch in the 18C. It is the main centre of attraction in the upper town.

  • 7 Half-timbered House

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    pl. de la Libération F - 32000 Auch

    This fine half-timbered house (Maison à colombages) from the late 15C houses the Tourist Office.

  • 8 Rue Dessoles

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    r. Dessoles F - 32000 Auch

    After d'Étigny created bypass ramps, the Rue Dessoles, starting at Place de la République, lost its function as the main street in the upper town (at least in terms of traffic).

  • 9 Former Archi-episcopal Palace

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Rue Salleneuve F - 32000 Auch

    The classical façade of this palace (Ancien palais archiepiscopal), built between 1742 and 1775, is dotted with fluted pilasters. The space is now occupied by the prefecture.

  • 10 Rue d'Espagne

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    r. d'Espagne F - 32000 Auch

    There is a fine group of old houses at n° 20 and n° 22 rue d'Espagne.

  • 11 Pousterles

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Rue de la Convention F - 32000 Auch

    Pousterles (in the Middle Ages the term referred to posterns in the upper town's fortified walls) are narrow terraced alleways. They can be reached from Rue de la Convention, lined with old townhouses.

  • 12 Porte d'Arton

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    rte e d'Arton F - 32000 Auch

    The Porte d'Arton was once the gateway to the upper town.

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