Holiday in Gard

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21 June 2024  |  Tourism, Culture, UNESCO

Holiday destinations 2024, the Gard, south of France

Located in the south of France, the Gard department is a destination that is nevertheless worth the detour. The Gard stands out between its varied landscapes, its rich historical and cultural heritage, and tasty gastronomy, the Gard has something to seduce travelers in search of authenticity. Let's discover together this hidden treasure in the south of France.

A remarkable historical and cultural heritage

Roman remains - the Pont du Gard

The Gard is particularly famous for its Roman remains, including the most emblematic and well-known: the Pont du Gard.

The Pont du Gard is a Roman aqueduct, listed as a UNESCO world heritage site, it is a true feat of engineering which testifies to the greatness of the Roman Empire. Built in the 1st century AD, it attracts thousands of visitors every year amazed by its majesty and its exceptional state of conservation. Nîmes, French-style Rome

Nîmes is often nicknamed the “French Rome”. This beautiful city is full of Roman monuments, including the Arena of Nîmes, a Roman amphitheater still in use today for concerts and shows, it is one of the best preserved in the world.

The Maison Carrée, a beautifully preserved Roman temple, and the Tour Magne, a former lookout post offering breathtaking views of the city, complete this fascinating historical picture.

The Camargue

Horses, bulls, salt marshes, pink flamingos... To the east of the department, the Camargue Gardoise offers a completely different side of Gard. This region of marshes and lagoons is a haven of peace for many species of birds, including the famous pink flamingos. Horseback riding, typical of the region, allows you to discover this preserved nature in a unique and authentic way.

The Cévennes

The Cévennes National Park, located partly in the Gard, is a real invitation to discover nature. Classified as a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO, this park offers varied landscapes ranging from mountains to green valleys. Hiking enthusiasts will find what they are looking for on the many marked trails, some of which allow you to follow in the footsteps of the writer Robert Louis Stevenson.

Gard and its villages of character

Uzes The village of Uzès is an essential village in the Gard. You will discover its beautiful streets, its market, renowned throughout the region. Uzès attracts visitors for its friendly atmosphere and the quality of its products. The Duchy of Uzès, a medieval castle still inhabited by the ducal family, adds a touch of history to this visit.

Aiguèze Aiguèze is classified among the most beautiful villages in France. This village is perched above the Ardèche gorges and offers an exceptional panorama with a preserved medieval atmosphere. Its narrow streets and its Romanesque church make this village a real favorite for lovers of authentic charm.

Le Gard on the Provence side

The Cèze river is a real link between the Cévennes, the Rhône valley and the Ardèche, the Cèze valley extends from West to East, with beautiful nature predominating.

The Gorges de la Cèze Massif is classified as a Natura 2000 natural area with a dense network of marked hiking trails as well as numerous sites for outdoor activities. On foot, by bike, on horseback or by canoe, nature lovers will enjoy it.

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Amélie Roca

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