Gascony is a stunningly beautiful yet hidden part of France, where life is simple but vibrant, where the markets bustle and the wine flows, where people make time for you and each other.  Homeland of D’Artagnan and the musketeers, it’s a land of family farms and vineyards, where châteaux, abbeys and fortified hilltop villages nestle amid the gently rolling countryside, and long winding roads that are all but empty of traffic.

In the heart of this landscape, sits the historic town of Eauze, the capital of Armagnac, the region that gives its name to the oldest and noblest of French spirits. This ancient market town, which dates back to Roman times, is a picturesque warren of small streets and medieval houses, where local bars and restaurants offer you a warm welcome and the best of the region’s wine and cuisine and where the local shops and market tempt you to buy the vast array of local produce – the freshest fruit and vegetables, the finest foie gras and confit de canard, wild mushrooms and, of course, local wines and Armagnac.  

At the heart of the town is the main square which is dominated by the beautiful old church of Saint-Luperc. Built in the 15th century, it was destroyed during the Wars of Religion and the existing edifice dates back to the 18th century. From spring through to autumn, you can sit in the square and while away your time over a drink or lunch and just watch the world go by.

As a visiting author to LittFestEauze, we will make sure you have the opportunity to enjoy the town and other local points of interest in the area.