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Wanted Immobilier!

By • May 10th, 2012 • Category: Miscellaneous

We are looking to expand our coverage in the Gascony area. If you are an Immobilier or Agent Commercial looking to market your properties to an English speaking audience then we want to speak to you! We offer joint exposure of your properties on AND We also have exposure on our niche sites […]

One of the disadvantages of living in the French countryside is that there is no Starbucks!

By • May 9th, 2012 • Category: Life in Gascony

Having lived here over 20 years, I am quite happy to stop off at little cafés for my short, sharp shock of caffeine whilst I glance through Sud Ouest or the Depeche du Midi.  However on long weekends we cheat and fill our take out Costa Coffee flasks with frothy, milky, homemade, breakfast-style coffee and head […]


By • Jan 24th, 2012 • Category: Life in Gascony

France is now the most researched holiday home destination and in a recent survey the Midi Pyrenees came in the top three places to buy in France.  With its sparsely populated countryside, lively towns and villages, excellent communications and easy lifestyle, it is easy to see why. Gascony hosts a series of medieval villages, market […]


By • May 26th, 2011 • Category: Miscellaneous

The 1st for Gascony website (part of the 1st for Property Ltd group of websites) will not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you. However, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by 1st for Property Ltd websites, or indeed any other website, you can do this through […]

Flights to Gascony

By • Apr 17th, 2009 • Category: Life in Gascony

Thinking of visiting Gascony from the UK or Eire? Plenty of flights available into Gascony – new airports opening! Latest information and airline links.

Financing a Property Purchase in Gascony

By • Apr 17th, 2009 • Category: Buying Gascony Property

There may be various reasons as to why you may wish to raise finance against the property you are purchasing in France, whether a principal residence, a second home, an investment property or a combination of the above. Here are a few points to be aware of when buying with a mortgage. Before viewing property […]

Buying a House in Gascony – legal process

By • Apr 17th, 2009 • Category: Buying Gascony Property

In France, after an offer has been made and accepted on a property, a compromise de vente or sous-seing privé has to be drawn up by the notary. A deposit is paid to the notary and the contract is signed by both parties. The final sale takes place on an agreed date, generally around 3 […]

C’est La Vie

By • Feb 20th, 2009 • Category: Life in Gascony

This is the life in Gascony. What makes Gascony such an attractive place to live? Moving home in your own country can be stressful. Moving to a different country is a different cup of tea altogether. On 1st for Gascony we hope to give a true flavour of life in Gascony. Let us introduce you […]

A thousand words ….

By • Feb 20th, 2009 • Category: Gallery

We love Gascony. We want you too to appreciate this beautiful area of France.  Every picture tells a story. So you are welcome to browse through our Gallery of photos. We think you will agree that is a wonderful part of France. So first of all, the Gers department in the west of the Midi-Pyrenees […]

Welcome to 1st for Gascony

By • Feb 20th, 2009 • Category: Feature

A Place in the Sun visitors: For PAU property please contact Louisa

Welcome to our site about Gascony(Gascogne)! We hope you will appreciate this beautiful part of South West France – partly in the Midi-Pyrenees. Love it so much that you will want to live here. We would be delighted to show you around Gascony and help you buy a Gascony property here.

Gascony represents France at its best, its most authentic. Full of hidden corners, spectacular countryside, friendly people, excellent old-fashioned food. It is the France of your childhood holidays, the France to which you can escape. And escape comes easily with daily flights from most regional airports to either Toulouse or Pau, Tarbes/Lourdes, Biarritz, Carcassonne or Bordeaux.