If you’re looking for a delightful French town to stroll around, set amidst beautiful countryside, Saint Clar in the Gers region of south-west France, could be just the ticket. Here you will find an eclectic collection of ancient buildings as you wander along the characterful medieval streets. With not one, but two charming arcaded squares, within a few steps of each other, there is a weekly market every Thursday and a number of events during the summer months. On walking around Saint-Clar, be sure to pass by the 13th-century wooden market hall the lovely old stone houses in Town Hall Square, and the old church with its 11th-century bell tower where you can sit outside in the lovely shady gardens. The, take the Chemin de Ronde, a peaceful road that runs outside the village, to embrace the beautiful countryside surrounding the town, which includes the Arratz valley. There are a number of signposted walks, depending on how active you’re feeling of course!