Auch is the administrative centre of the Gers department and as a result it belongs to the Midi-Pyrenees region. It is also the capital city of the Gascony historical region. With 21,545 inhabitants, callled the Auscitains, the town is the largest one of the rather rural department.
Auch is a town which was already occupied by the Romans and even much before. It has been and continues to be an important religious centre. This is emphasized by its majestic cathedral which is also a basilica. This basilica is famous in the whole of Gascony for its splendour. Auch is proud to have been, for two thousand years now, the administrative capital of Gascony, once through the religious power, nowadays through the administrative role of prefecture. The town has 3 flowers out of four in the Villages in Bloom (ville fleurie) ranking.
Auch is built on two levels connected through large stone stairs. The upper-town corresponds in fact to the ancient quarters, built on the hill and the new quarters which spread over the meadows on the threshold of the said hill. Thick stone walls were built to protect the medieval town, located on the hill. Thus nowadays, when approaching Auch, the medieval profile is easily recognizable.
Properties in Auch are fairly inexpensive if we consider the assets of the area, the setting around and the strong style of the medieval town. House prices vary from €130,000 (1-bedroom house) to €201,700 (3-bedroom).
The town, like the rest of the Gers department, resists really well the real estate crisis and thus prices continue to increase, though slightly. Prices have much increased for the last 5 years (+12% per year on average).
The market for studio flats and apartments is the only one to undergo a (serious) decline in prices (-5% last year) with average prices of about €1,340/sq m seems to be a quite reasonable price.
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Auch is a very typical town from the south of France. As such, it shares a common identity with all other towns in the regions, but also has its own assets.
Auch is the historical capital of Gascony. As such, it boasts diverse property styles, as the rest of the area. Around the town, typical properties can also be found.
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