i worked several days in & around CONDOM --- there's a Roman ruins site ... Armagnac
We were just passing through, really, en route from Spain to Scotland. Those trips became my best memories of holidays spent...
Armagnac: we spent a couple of nights once up near Auxerre, on the opposite side of France, and the hotel had a restaurant with an attached bar on which sat a selection of little barrels of Armagnac at different prices. I was quite curious, so at the end of dinner I walked over to the bar to inspect the barrels and the woman there told me what the price range was. It was quite funny, but with a belly full of great food and a head rolling with wine, you make strange decisions. I made mine, and when the waitress came over with our two glasses my wife asked me what I'd chosen to buy. When I told her, she rolled her eyes heavenwards too.
But that silly moment will live as happy memory forever. So yeah, you can buy happiness. Sometimes.