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Language: French

Description: Gascony is the anglicised name for Gascogne, a region of France in the west, south of Bordeaux, and constituted a province of France prior to the French Revolution. Gascony is currently divided between the Aquitaine région (départements of Landes, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, south of Gironde, and south of Lot-et-Garonne) and the Midi-Pyrénées région (départements of Gers, Hautes-Pyrénées, southwest of Tarn-et-Garonne, and west of Haute-Garonne). Gascony was historically inhabited by Basque related people. It is home to the Gascon language. It is also the land of d'Artagnan, who inspired Alexandre Dumas's character in the Three Musketeers. Gascony has a long tradition of good food (Gascony is home to foie gras and Armagnac brandy).

Map of Gascony, or Gascogne, with many thanks to Wikipedia.

Ethnicity: French
Most frequent country: France
Most frequent region: Gascony

See places: French food and cuisine, Aquitaine, Armagnac, Bergerac, Dordogne, Gironde, Landes, Lot et Garonne, Guyenne, Midi-Pyrenées

See foods and dishes: abignades, aillada, Amou, Amou, armottes, beurre de Gascogne, Bleu du Quercy, chabrol, civet de tripes d'oies au vinaigre, côtes de porc à la gascogne, garbure, gasconnade, Iraty, Laruns, Ossau-Iraty-Brebis Pyrénées

See drinks, wines etc: Armagnac, floc, Monbazillac, Pècharmant

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