The town of Éauze is at the heart of Gascony, surrounded by hills from where, on a clear day, you can see the snowy peaks of the Pyrenees. The scent of pine forests is wafted across the area from the nearby Landes. Eauze is part of the Grand Armagnac region with a host of activities for families, friends or couples. Fine food and drink enthusiasts have plenty of delicious products to try here !
Éauze is the capital of Armagnac as it is in the area which is best-known and the highest producer of the famous, historic brandy. Éauze is the headquarters of the main administrative authorities concerning Armagnac and is also a legendary halt for pilgrims on the way to Santiago de Compostela.
The ancient capital of Elusa - 3 Gallo-Roman sites
ELUSA Capitale Antique regroups 3 Gallo-Roman sites very close to one another : the Villa de Séviac at Montréal du Gers, the Musée Archéologique/Le Trésor d'Eauze and the Domus de Cieutat and its interpretation centre at Eauze. Every year, a full and varied programme of cultural events allows adults and children to learn about the site while having fun. Special price tickets are available to visit 2 of the sites, or all 3.
The Cathedral of Saint Luperc is at the centre of the town of Eauze. Perched on a hill surrounded by vineyards, the capital of Armagnac is rightly proud of its identity and architectural and historic heritage, well-represented by its cathedral. The Andalusian style arena was built by the local council and opened in 1982, since 1992 it has been called Nimeno II in tribute to a French matador who took part in every corrida in Eauze until being tragically injured at Arles. There is a commemorative plaque at the entrance to the arena which was built in keeping with tradition : red brick, wrought iron stands decorated with coats of arms of the best-known fighting bull breeding farms in Spain. The arena holds 4,000 people who come to watch shows, ‘courses landaises’ and bullfights in summer.