Hi We moved to the Gers in 2011 having bought the house in 2001. I noted one of the ladies said there is not much to do.....so wrong, we have never had as much choice of things to do and places to go. You could if you chose go out every week to something different, you just have to get your nose to the ground. The countryside is beautiful, the people friendly, food delicious, we have a view of the mountains every day - almost. We are less than an hour from ski-ing or just the mountains which are spectacular. We currently live just on the edge of a small village, which has it's own boulangerie and small restaurant/bar - heaven!
Yes we have 10k to the nearest shops, but being able to go to a local market every day of the week if you want or choose your favourites is blisss