In the centre of the Gers, this Gascoyne capital dominates the surrounding valleys, There are 370 steps connecting the top and bottom of the town, the Monumental Staircase of Auch is decorated with the statue of D’Artagnan. Right next to the monumental staircase are the “Insolites Pousterles”. These narrow, stepped alleyways winding down the slope were formerly used by residents to fetch water from the river.
Towering above the town, you cannot help but admire the majestic collection of buildings consisting of the Tour d’Armagnac (Tower of Armagnac), the Cathedral of Sainte-Marie and the Prefecture (former archiepiscopal palace). The cathedral is listed on the World Heritage register