The Village of Termes d'Armagnac can be found hiding in the lovely Gascony countryside in the "department" of the Gers. In the village there is a small school for "les petits", a post-office open weekday mornings offering a selection of basic groceries and bread and most notably the medieval tower, La Tour de Termes, which dominates the skyline and provides a glimpse into the past. The tower is the only remnant that remains of the castle of Thibault of Termes, Jeanne of Arc's companion, there is a museum detailing it's history and with a number of steps to climb (if you have the energy) the view at the top is magnificent. This is Musketeer country and history is everywhere! Termes is a small village - essential larger villages and towns are a short drive away.
5 minutes - Riscle
10 minutes - Plaisance, Nogaro (with its famous motor racing circuit)
20 minutes - Aire sure l'Adour, Maubourguet
Gascony is known for its "sweetness of life". The food and drink (including foie gras, duck, cheese, floc and Armagnac), the medieval villages, the climate, the beautiful landscape (with occasional glimpses of the Pyrenees) all make the region very special. For days out there are a good selection of places to visit...
50 minutes - Tarbes, Mont de Marsan
60 minutes - Auch (capital of the Gers), Pau
75 minutes - Lourdes and the Pyrenees
120 minutes - Toulouse, Bordeaux, Biarritz
Numerous villages host weekly markets and these are well worth a mooch around, here you can find local produce and locals themselves all still shopping in their traditional markets.