Armagnac was long used for its therapeutic properties. Many historical documents, signed by famous people revealed it.
The first written work on Armagnac is dated from the 14th century and was written by Vital Dufour, a doctor from the faculty of Montpellier and holy man from Eauze. Born in 1260 , the franciscan studied in Paris . Then he went to Montpellier, to study medecine in 1295.
Beside the many theological publications that he wrote, Maître Vital Dufour also made an important medical work « To keep your health and stay on top form». This valuable book from the Vatican library, discovered and translated by Father Loubès reveals the properties of Armagnac.
In 1310, he described his work as a « very useful book to help maintain your health and stay in good shape » and boasted about the forty virtues of what he calls the « Fiery Water » or « Water of eternal life ».
After various charges, Pope Clement V in 1313 gave to him the cardinal's hat .
"This water, if medically and soberly taken, is alleged to have 40 properties or efficiencies. "
The most famous musketeers
In XVIIth century the most famous musketeer, Charles de Batz , known as d'Artagnan, left his region (Gers) , to cross France .
D’Artagnan was in charge of Louis XIV’s safety on the road to Saint-Jean-de-Luz where the King was going to meet his bride-to-be Maria Theresa, the infanta of Spain.
The exploits and conquests of d'Artagnan were immortalized by Alexandre Dumas , in "The Three Musketeers ."
Florence Castarède, proud member of the Mousquetaires D'Armagnac's company, took part in many events, in France and abroad.
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