Enjoy the Mediterranean climate and dream away in a hammock at the Mediterranean coast or cool off next to a waterfall. Discover the beautiful nature in La Roque-sur-Cèze or go shopping in one of the bustling cities. In the versatile Gard you can enjoy all this and much more ...
There is a huge variety in nature in the Gard. In the west and northwest the impressive national park of the Cevennes, known for its sharp ridges and deep river valleys. Wine lovers can indulge in the east and south of the Cevennes, which consists of endless vineyards and stretches all the way to the Rhône. The marshy region in southern Gard, direction the Bouches-du-Rhône department, is for the truly adventurous, with a swim in the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean Sea as a bonus.
The Roman aqueduct Pont du Gard is an impressive structure, with a well-deserved inclusion on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Well worth a visit! Nimes, the capital of the Gard, is world famous for its magnificent buildings from Roman times. The Roman amphitheatre resembles the Colosseum in Rome and in addition there is an ample amount of museums to visit.
Where to go with children? A visit to the planetarium is a welcome break! View the fascinating spectacle of the universe with a new theme every month. Especially on Wednesdays at 10H00, appropriate shows for children aged 5-8 years and 15H00 for children from 10 years.
The city of Alès owes its rich growth of previous trade in silk and later mining. In the mining museum you can view the history of many miners Ales (in 1948 this number was 24,000!). Stroll through idyllic alleys and cooling fountains and come with a pleasant terrace. Check out one of the many exhibitions and performances in the summer at Fort Vauban. Visit the Saint Jean cathedral, this is distinctive thanks to its Gothic and neoclassical elements and is built on the remains of a Roman temple.
If you don’t fancy a big city, go for an authentic French atmosphere to the idyllic town of Barjac. Romantic vistas, narrow streets and patisserie (opposite the pharmacy) is not to be missed!