The Gers region in the Midi-Pyrenees ~ south west France, is a rural farming area nestled near the foothills of the Pyrenees mountains. Popular with French tourists looking for some peace and tranquility in the countryside, the Gers is a well-kept secret as far as holiday destinations go. Renowned for its gastronomy and fresh organic produce markets. The famous Camino de Santiago traverses the departèment.