The traditional name of Gascony nowadays refers to modern-day French departments of the Gers, the Landes and the Hautes Pyrénées. To the west, it’s bordered by the Atlantic ocean and to the south by the Spanish border. The name ‘Gascony’ conjures up a rich agricultural area, warmth, sunshine and a traditional rural way of life. It’s one of the great gourmet regions of France and produces some of the country’s finest wines. There are fortified villages, sections of the pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela, and home to the story of d’Artagnan and the Three Musketeers.