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The village of Fourcés, listed as one of the 'most beautiful villages of France', is situated at the northern limit of the Gers department, 10 kilometres north of Montréal-du-Gers (another 'most beautiful village of France').

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Start your visit to Fourcés by entering the village by the lovely stone bridge over the river - this bridge has been here since the 15th century.

The Church of Saint-Laurent is on your right just before you enter Fourcés. The church dates from the middle ages, although it was in part rebuilt in the 1860's - the bell tower is particularly attractive.

Fourcés village in Gascony

The village itself is a perfect ensemble of medieval houses, some in colombage (half-timbered) and some in stone (built in the 17th and 18th centuries). The mairie occupies one of the most impressive of these arcaded-colombage buildings.

Fourcés is very unusual, in that although it is a bastide town it follows a round design (almost all other bastide towns follow a strict grid pattern).

The edges of this central square are surrounded by beautiful old buildings, with sheltered arcades below. The centre of the square is planted with London Plane trees - again unusual, and a lovely place to find some shade.


Around the edges of the 'square' take a look at the curious marks in the wood of the buildings (left by the builders hundreds of years ago). You can stop at a cafe or restaurant, and then browse the antique or craft shops.

At the other end of the village you will come across an attractive 13th century stone clock tower above one of the original gateways into the village centre. From here you get views of the castle and its tall fortified walls: the castle, next to the Auzoue river, is now a hotel and restaurant.

If you are in the region at the end of April, a large flower festival is held in Fourcés, showing the town at its best and a lovely time to visit.

gateway and clocktower in Fourcés

Attractions nearby

Among selected local highlights close to Fources you can visit Larressingle and Montréal-de-Gers - both are also among the 'most beautiful villages in France' and Larressingle in particular is a small but perfectly formed fortified village that is highly recommended.

You can find more travel ideas in the Gers guide and the Midi-Pyrenees guide.

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After exploring the picturesque village at Montreal-du-Gers you can visit the Roman Villa of Seviac nearby

Montreal-du-Gers guide


The scenic village of Poudenas has a bridge across the small river and a castle with large gardens to visit

Poudenas guide
Villeneuve de Mezin

Villeneuve de Mezin

This tiny village is just one of several in the northern Gascony region that have a fortified ancient church.

Villeneuve de Mezin guide


The small town of Mezin has a charming central market square with a fortified church

Mezin guide


Larressingle is a perfect medieval fortified village, with the defensive walls around the town still almost completely intact

Larressingle guide
Condom cathedral

Condom cathedral

The cathedral in Condom includes a rood-screen, 15th century doorways and a large cloister among its points of interest

Condom cathedral guide

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Tourist classifications for Fources

Fources is classified as a one of the most beautiful village in France (plus beau villages)

Address: Fourcès, Montréal, Condom, Midi-Pyrenees, 32250, France || GPS coordinates: latitude 43.992, longitude 0.2308

Plan your visit to Fources, Gers

Sightseeing & tourist attractions to visit nearby

  • Montreal-du-Gers: most beautiful village (5 km)
  • Larressingle: most beautiful village (8 km)
  • Beaumont sur l'Osee pont d'Artigues (monuments on French pilgrim routes): heritage site (9 km)
  • Nerac: secteur sauvegarde (18 km)
  • Blaziert: ville fleurie 4* (21 km)
  • La Romieu Collegiale St Pierre (monuments on French pilgrim routes): heritage site (21 km)
  • Jardin et arboretum de Coursiana: remarkable garden (21 km)
  • Walibi Aquitaine: theme park (31 km)
  • Eglise de Sainte Marie (Aubiac): religious monument (31 km)
  • Lectoure: recommended detour (32 km)
  • Prieuré de Sainte Marie (Moirax): religious monument (35 km)
  • Palmeraie du Sarthou: remarkable garden (35 km)

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