Whether you’re looking for relaxation or adventure there is something for everyone in Gers. Here are just a few of the great locations within a 10-20 minute drive of the campsite, not to mention all the traditional French market towns to visit packed with places to explore and eat.
Lac d'Aignan, 32290 Aignan, France
Just a short 10 minute drive away from Camping d’Artagnan is Lac d’Aignan, a fun day out at the beach for all the family. Golden sand, a wonderful lake with water slides, bar and restaurant make for a great location for the whole day or just a few hours.
Located in a wooded valley in the middle of a forest of 300 hectares, the lake of Aignan is an ideal place to relax. The lake has access to fishing . Other leisure activities include volleyball, horseback riding and horse riding around the lake or in the forest on marked trails.
Picnic tables and a refreshment bar are at your disposal to restore you. In summer you can enjoy the pleasures of water and sunbathing on the sandy beach. Swimming is allowed and supervised in July and August and your children will enjoy the water slide to play and let off steam. (Source)
Acrobatic Forest Park Lac d'Aignan, 32290 Aignan, France
Also just a 10 minute drive from Camping d’Artagan next to Lac d’Aignan is Parc Accrobranche.
Discover the incredible Aignan adventure park in the Gers! Around the lake, everything comes together to have a good time “lazing around in the Gers”!
With more than 120 games, 14 courses including 2 reserved for very young children, a course of zip lines and a crossing of the lake on cable 150 meters above the lake, you will always find the sensations at your height!
La Ferme aux Buffles
Lieu dit Lectoure, 32290 Aignan, France
Located in the town of Aignan in the direction of Castelnavet, set in a typically Gascon building with a breathtaking view of the Pyrenees range La Ferme aux Buffles has welcomed, since 2014, a herd of Asian buffaloes which graze peacefully in Gasconne land.
With a desire to share and transmit was born their motivation to become a breeder / restaurateur. Top ambassadors of local products and our region, La Ferme aux Buffles are happy to share their two passions to delight your eyes and your taste buds during a visit to their family estate.
Circuit Paul Armagnac
Rue de Caupenne, 32110 Nogaro, France
The race circuit opened on 3 October 1960 as the first purpose-built race circuit in France. Initially 1.752 kilometres long it was expanded in 1973 and 1989 to its current 3.636 kilometres length. In 2007 the circuit was modernized including a new control tower, a new pitlane and widening the track to 12 metres.
The circuit is named after Paul Armagnac, a Nogaro-born racing driver of the 1950s and 1960s. He raced D.B. sports cars and was killed on 21 October 1962 in an accident during practice for the 1000 km de Paris at Montlhéry.
The track is relatively flat, with 6 metres difference in elevation between its highest and lowest points. It is raced clockwise and consists of two long straights, the 950 metres long start-finish straight named after Nogaro-born motorcycle constructor Claude Fior and the almost parallel aerodrome straight, linked by sections of several slow corners. Visit their website for a full list of events.
Jazz in Marciac
8 Place du Chevalier d'Antras, 32230 Marciac, France
Visit one of the world’s foremost jazz festivals set in the beautiful surroundings of Marcaic.
“Everyone finds Jazz to their taste in this global village: whilst strolling under the arcades, as the strains of select musicians drift on the air from the square, or getting delightfully lost in the surrounding lanes where you can discover food and crafts on display… And why not play tourist, map in hand, by choosing one of the site visits in the Gers Valleys far from the madding crowd?
Finally, one can blend into the mass of jazz buffs wandering into the intimate atmosphere of l´Astrada or towards the main tent where legends blossom. The artists who perform there leave the whole audience in no doubt that they just experienced something exceptional.”
Visit the Jazz in Marciac website for a full event calendar