Le Gard

For each one its desire, its road, its rhythm…

Anduze : 82 km

Between ANDUZE and SAINT JEAN DU GARD, discover with the Cévennes Steam Railway the valley of the Gardons and its fine panoramas. The railway then crosses the Gypières and Amous Valleys on a 3 arch and a 6 arch viaduct, taking you to the exotic and botanic park at La Bambouseraie. the bamboo plantation: Magical and exotic, this is the only bamboo forest in Europe. Created in 1856, this park invites you to discover more than 150 varieties of bamboos in a stunning setting. You will also see hundred-year old sequoias, banana trees, rare plants and the small valley of the dragon.

Bagnols-sur-Cèze : 22 km

Built in the 13rh century around its arcaded market square, Bagnols will charm you with its old streets and its quiet appeal so typical of southern France that allies tradition and modernity. The most popular sites include the ancient marketplace and the clock tower, witnesses to the eras of royal power, or the princely hotels from the 16th and 17th centuries.

Pont du Gard : 48 km

The aqueduct of Nîmes was built around 50 AD, under emperors Claudius and Nero, to support a duct that conveyed water from the Eure sources to the water tower (Castellum) in Nîmes, over a distance of 50 km. The Pont du Gard is the best preserved vestige of this unmissable engineering structure.

Pont Saint Esprit : 8 km

The gateway to Provence” and its renowned sites, and also to the nearby Ardeche gorges and caves, Pont Saint Esprit is proud of its past. The renowned sites : the ancient 20 arch bridge was built in 1265, the Collegiate church, the Saint Pierre church and its belfry, the St Saturnin church, the Sacred Art Museum.

Nîmes : 70 km

Forged by more than four thousand years, from the menhir of Courbessac to the canvases of Viallat, the soul of Nîmes is waiting to share its treasures. When the Romans arrived somewhat later, the town grew. Grandiose religious monuments were built: the Maison Carrée [Square House], the Sanctuaire de la Source [Sanctuary of the Well]; others, such as the Arenas, were destined for games. Although the Arenas still resound with the clamour of Roman jubilance, contemporary structures by famous architects make their own kind of music in the heart of the town.

Uzès : 50 km

Another visit not to be missed: Uzès, once called Uzetia. It become an Episcopal and consular town. Its Duchy, which was created in 1572 in the reign of Charles 9th is notable in that it still belongs to the same family, the Crusol family of Uzès. The 17th and 18th centuries brought prosperity to the town. A sight that should not be missed is that of Uzès market. It will stir your appetite. The abundance of local products with their southern flavours will tickle your nostrils and then delight your taste buds.

Vézenobres : 71 km

Built at the confluence of the Gardons of Alès and of Anduze, Vézénobres is an important crossroads in the Gard region: the town brings together the world of the garrigue and the Gardonnenque plain, while at the same time, it prefigures the Cevennes mountains.
Perched on a rocky spur that is 219 at its highest point, Vézénobres is a veritable conservatory of medieval architecture.