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Compass Immobilier is based in the heart of the beautiful Gers in Gascony and covers primarily the department of the Gers and also parts of the Hautes-Pyrénées, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Landes, Gironde, Haute-Garonne and the Lot-et-Garonne.
A rural department, the Gers stretches from L'Isle Jourdain in the East (approx. 30 km from Toulouse and its international airport) to Saint-Mont (in the wine and Armagnac country) in the West and from Condom in the North to Masseube and the foothills of the Pyrénées in the South. The Gers is part of the Midi-Pyrénées region. A wealth of information is already available about many aspects of the Gers, ranging from its history to its culture, gastronomy, events, tourism, economy and much more, on the Gers-Gascony website.
We therefore feel that, to provide you with full information, we ought to direct you to the English version of the said site. Just click this link to discover what the Gers has to offer.
The Hautes-Pyrénées consists of several distinct geographical areas. The southern part, along the border with Spain, is mountainous. There is a second area consisting of low-altitude rolling hills and a northern part largely composed of country plains. Part of the Midi-Pyrénées region, Tarbes is the economic and administrative focus of the department. For more information on what the Hautes-Pyrénées has to offer visit www.tourisme-hautes-pyrenees.com
The Pyrénées-Atlantiques takes its name from the Pyrénées mountains and the Atlantic ocean. It is part of the Aquitaine region and its principal settlements include Pau, Biarritz, Bayonne and St. Jean de Luz. Visit www.pau-pyrenees.com to discover more.
The Landes is also part of the Aquitaine region. It is bordered by the departments of the Gironde, Lot-et-Garonne, Gers and Pyrénées-Atlantiques and bathes in the Atlantic ocean with 106 kms of sandy coast. Its forest is the largest in France. More details can be found on the following site: www.tourismelandes.com
The Gironde, in the Aquitaine region, is one of the original 83 departments created during the French revolution. With some 10,000 km² the Gironde is the largest department of metropolitan France. Its capital is Bordeaux on the Atlantic coast and it is an area world famous for its wine production. To find out more go to www.tourisme-gironde.fr
Named after the Lot and Garonne rivers, the Lot-et-Garonne is also part of the Aquitaine region. It is surrounded by the departments of the Lot, Tarn-et-Garonne, Gers, Landes, Girdonde and Dordogne. Its inhabitants are called Lot-et-Garonnais, To learn more about the Lot-et-Garonne, a good starting point is this site: www.tourisme-lotetgaronne.com