Gascony Real Estate. Sales, Lettings and Evaluations
Gascony Real estate. Sales, Lettings and Evaluations
Nestled in the spa village of Castera-Verduzan sisters Victoria and Philippa, who are originally from Jersey in the Channel Islands, run Compass Immobilier.
ASCONY – THE AREA
Many people who purchased second homes in Normandy and Brittany are now looking to the warmer, sunnier climes of Gascony. As too are new people eager to invest in a second home where good weather & al-fresco dining is virtually guaranteed for 8-9 months of the year.
The ‘Golden Triangle’ between Castera-Verduzan – Condom – Lectoure is the most sought after sector of the northern Gers. Looking west and south are the homes of famous festival ‘Tempo Latino’ salsa festival of Vic Fezensac and Jazz in Marciac. This region in 2014 was second in The Times “Top 10 places in the world to live”, an accolade which made those of us who call it home proud. The update by the French Office for National Statistics, INSEE, the statistical bible on such French matters, says the Gers has the lowest population density of the eight departments making up the former Midi-Pyrénées region. One can truly walk through the unspoilt countryside here and not see another person, indeed in places there are more ducks, cows and sheep in the Gers than people!
The local Gersois people are very friendly & affable. They are happy to include the British into the community even more so if one makes a stab at understanding the strong Gersois accent! Many a local joke & a shake of the head is poked at ‘la météo anglaise’ if a cloud is spotted in the blue sky! Enjoying the local fêtes is to be relished between the months of May to September and camaraderie is part of daily life, indeed one's diary can be rather full during the summer!