As an introduction to the region we are living in I have made the obvious choise of a monument linked with the Armagnac the classy Eau-De-Vie from Gascony. To be tasted in small quantities, it prickles the nose and drinks like velvet. The older Gasons (and so do I) empty their cup of coffee and pour some Armagnac in the warm cup, all the aromas can develope and surround you with their gentleness blended with the last rest of the warm coffee this is ” Savoir Vivre” a la Gascon.
Just at our doorstep begins the Armagnac region, the Armagnac appellation has several areas, the best is the Bas Armagnac and coming from the Pyrenees you enter this region at Termes d’Armagnac. From that once mighty castle only the dungeon stands, but what a dungeon it is, overwhelming, with views over the valleys of the Adour and the Arros. Build by Jean d’Armagnac in 1280 a companion of Jeanne d’Arc. Termes d’Armagnac is a fine example of early gothic military architecture .