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Saint Mont, Gers
Saint Mont is a small village located on the eastern edge of the Gers department, built on a rocky outcrop overlooking the Adour River. It holds a strategic position and has been inhabited since records began, with both Druids and the Romans using the location.
The village is very small, but is pleasant to walk around and there is an eleventh century church. There is a monastery attached to the church, but it is in private ownership, although it is possible to visit on the annual heritage days. The main reason for the village to be on the map is for being at the centre of the Saint Mont wine appellation.
Being the centre of the Saint Mont appellation, this obviously plays a major part in the economy of the village and surrounding area. Of course, tourism and particularly wine tourism, with tasting cellars and vineyard tours featuring highly.
The other main economic factor is in common with much of the area and centred around agriculture, with production of foie gras and armagnac being important.
The nearest train station is at Aire sur l’Adour, but with the lack of public transport, unless you are a very keen cyclist or walker, a car is going to be essential. Getting to the region is easy with flights to Pau, Tarbes and Toulouse, plus there are TGV links to Bordeaux, which is just three hours thirty minutes from Paris and then local trains the rest of the way.
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