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Visit the Provençal Gard : the must-see attractions

Have you ever heard of Gard Provencal? Considered as the gateway to Provence, this pretty corner of France has everything to enchant you: sun, lavender and vine fields…. Not to mention its important cultural and historical heritage!
 
Are you planning a trip to the area? Fill up with activity ideas for an unforgettable stay!

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What is the Gard Provençal ?

 

The main villages in Provence Gardoise
Representative of the south of France, the main villages of the Gard Provençal have an incredible charm and authenticity. Depending on their geographical location, they also retain certain differences that make them unique and very pleasant to visit. Some of them are also part of the Most Beautiful Villages in France.

Here are some villages not to be missed on your way:

  • Aiguèze
  • Aramon
  • Barjac
  • Goudargues
  • La-Roque-sur-Cèze
  • The Angles
  • Lussan
  • Montclus
  • Saint-Laurent les Arbres
  • Villeneuve-lès-Avignon
  • Uzès
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What to visit in the Gard Provençal?

In Provence Gardoise, there is no shortage of activities. Whether you are a history and culture buff or a nature lover, you will inevitably find your happiness in this beautiful part of France.

Cultural sites

  • The Pont du Gard
    A very famous Roman aqueduct, located about twenty kilometres from Nîmes;
  • Le camp de César
    An ancient town with a unique view of the region (Cèze valley);
  • Gicon Castle
    Historical site located at the highest point of the municipality of Chusclan;
  • The Duchy of Uzès
    Imposing construction of the Ducal Castle built in the heart of the city of Uzès.

Natural sites

  • The Sautadet waterfalls
    Magnificent successions of waterfalls, these waterfalls are a must in the Gard. Located in La-Roque-sur-Cèze, this natural site offers an incredible view of the waterfalls and some small beaches (accessible from the Les Cascades campsite).
  • The Lussan Conclusions
    An impressive show awaits you on the Lussan side. Ruisseau l’Aiguillon has dug a canyon that can be explored in dry weather (usually in summer). If you are not afraid of hiking, let yourself be tempted by adventure and discover this atypical rocky landscape.
  • Sports activities
    Thanks to its preserved and diversified nature, the region offers many outdoor sports activities. Take advantage of your vacation to go on an adventure and get some fresh air! Here are some possible activities during your stay:

    • Hiking / Mountain biking
    • Canoeing / Kayaking
    • Climbing
    • Via ferrata
    • Canyoning

    Wine and gastronomy

    The Gard Provençal has the particularity of being rich in flavours. Gastronomic specialities or wine, the region has significant attractions! Strolling along the markets or participating in a tasting are some of the little pleasures not to be missed during your stay.
     
    The climate of the Gard Provençal is favourable to viticulture. This is why there are many estates and the quality of the wine is more than recognized! Discover the Lirac and rosé of Tavel as well as the delicious Côtes-du-Rhône.
     
    The region also offers delicate local products, such as cheese or olives for example.
     
    Ready to discover the region? Book your holiday now for a memorable stay.

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