Masseube and Trie: The Balcony of the Pyrenees

Morning! So today I’m leaving the Gers – but first I shall let you know what I got up to yesterday (my 30th birthday).

We dropped a delivery of British treats off at Liz’s house (she’s not around so we didn’t see her); Then we went further South to do a bit of sightseeing.

We went to Masseube which is in the South of the Gers. We had a bit of a walk around the town and some interesting old buildings there, and walked along the river. The weather wasn’t clear enough for us to see the Pyrenees but it would have been nice to. We were afterall in what is known as the “Balcony of the Pyrenees”.

We found a nice little country walk to do around the outside of the town.

We drove up to the highest point of the Gers, Montlaur-Bernet – but still could not see the mountains. The weather was not on our side. In the Summer I’m sure the views would be spectacular. The photo below shows the lovely little chapel which sits at the top of the hill there.

Before going back to the gite we drove in to Trie-sur-Baïse – leaving the Gers and crossing in to the Pyrenees proper – the department of Hautes-Pyrénées. As we were driving the cloud cleared just enough to see the Pyrenees peaking through – but the cloud kept moving so we didn’t get a photo! Ah well – we tried!

In the evening we went out to dinner and had another of the French set menus. Totally butchering the French language in the process of ordering dinner, but I enjoyed our meal! We had 3 courses. I’m not 100% certain of what I ate because the menu was all in French (I need to brush up on my French), but it was good.

Bon soir.


Fred Hart

Stock Controller and Radio Presenter/Producer

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