The Gers is one of the original 83 departments created during the French Revolution on March 4th, 1790; it was created from parts of the former provinces of Guyenne and Gascony.
Located in south-western France, the Gers is part of the former Midi-Pyrénées region now called Occitanie
. It is surrounded by the departments of Hautes-Pyrénées, Haute-Garonne, Tarn-et-Garonne, Lot-et-Garonne, Landes, and Pyrénées-Atlantiques. The Gers is often referred to as amongst the least densely populated, or most rural, areas in all of Western Europe.
The inhabitants of the department are called les Gersois, and although most of you will…