Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Auch, the capital of the department of Gers, France, about 42 miles west of Toulouse. It occupies the site of the ancient Augusta Auscorum, and stands on the steep slope of a hill above the river Gers, the streets being connected by flights of steps. It is the seat of an archbishopric, and has a fine cathedral begun in 1487. There is a considerable local trade, especially in wine and Armagnac brandy.