Encyclopedia > Gascony

  Article Content


Gascony (Gascogne in French) is a region in southwest France. It encompasses départements of Landes, Gers, and Hautes-Pyrénées and parts of Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Lot-et-Garonne, Tarn-et-Garonne, Haute-Garonne, Gironde, and Ariège.

Main industries are :

  • fishing
  • stock raising
  • wine making
  • brandy distilling
  • tourism

Gascony was inhabited to a large extent by Basques. It is the home of the Gascon language.

History of Gascony

Local Basque clans were in Gascony lands from time immemorial. First it was taken over by the Roman Empire, then the Visigoths, and finally it belonged to the Frankish Kingdom. With its deterioration, it emerged for a time as a separate state and, in fact, has retained even to this day a reputation for nurturing a stubborn and independent people.

Timeline :

The most important towns are :

External link

All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
  Featured Article
Talk:List of famous Canadians Temp

... his politics that were part of some of his songs. I'm guessing that he is someone French Canadian would want the world to know about as famous. Yes, that's true, it ...