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  • 1 Saint Mary's Cathedral Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    pl. de la République F - 32000 Auch

    The vast chancel has retained two sets of art works of the finest calibre. The first is the stained-glass windows by Arnaud de Moles (1460-1520) the Gascon master, and the second being the enormous stalls, which are the work of the balifs. (113 oak s..

  • 2 Jacobins Museum

    Museums and art

    4 pl. Louis Blanc F - 32000 Auch

    Installed in the old Jacobean convent, the museum has large collections of gallo-roman archaeology, medieval art (recumbent statue of the cardinal jean of Armagnac), pre-Colombian art and of objects representing the colonial art of South America (Per..

  • 3 Monumental Staircase

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    pl. Salinis F - 32000 Auch

    232 steps link the quai du Gers to the lofty Salinis square, which dominates the valley. After the statue of Artagnan, as you climb you will have a prettty view of Armagnac tower. There is a Cathedral in the square.

  • 4 Armagnac Tower

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    pl. Salinis F - 32000 Auch

    This 14C tower, 40m high, was the tower of the Official prisons.

  • 5 Statue of D'Artagnan

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    pl. Salinis F - 32000 Auch

    In reality, Charles de Batz, Count of Artagnan (1615-1673) was born at Castelmore castle. The native of Artagnan was in charge of some delicate missions (such as the arrest of Nicolas Fouquet) on behalf of LouisXIII then Louis XIV, became capitain- l..

  • 6 Place de la Liberation

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    pl. de la Libération F - 32000 Auch

    It is shut off in the North west by the Town Hall and by the terreplein of the lanes of Étigny, these are two creations of the Superintendant of Gascogne Antoine d'Étigny who gave Auch a face lift in the 18C. Today this square is the lively centre of..

  • 7 Half-timbered House

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    pl. de la Libération F - 32000 Auch

    This beautiful half timbered house dating from early 15C accomodates the Tourist Office

  • 8 Rue Dessoles

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    r. Dessoles F - 32000 Auch

    Departing from the Republic Square (place de la République) , this street is no longer the upper town's main road (certainly in terms of traffic) since the introduction of slip roads through Étigny.

  • 9 Former Archi-episcopal Palace

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Rue Salleneuve F - 32000 Auch

    The classical façade of this palace built between 1742 and 1775 has high fluted pilasters at regular intervals running along it. The grounds of the palace are currently the home of the prefecture.

  • 10 Rue d'Espagne

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    r. d'Espagne F - 32000 Auch

    In this street at n° 20 at 22 there are a couple of beautiful old Auch houses. A fine picture.

  • 11 Pousterles

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Rue de la Convention F - 32000 Auch

    The pousterles (old middle-age French word denoting the posterns of the upper town's fortified perimeter wall) are narrow terraced alleyways. You get to these alleyways via the rue de la Convention, bordered by old houses.

  • 12 Porte d'Arton

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    rte e d'Arton F - 32000 Auch

    This gateway used to let you into the uppertown

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