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22 April 2021  |  Holidays, Tourism, UNESCO

The essentials of the Gard

Welcome to the Gard!

In this article, you will discover the Gard, passing through the Cévennes to the Camargue via Nîmes and the Pont du Gard, as well as the most beautiful villages in France. And why not book your rental for your next vacation in the south.

Romains in the Gard

Arena of Nîmes


Nîmes the city of art and history, known for its well-preserved monuments and in particular the arena of Nîmes. A two-storey amphitheater built around AD 70, still in use for concerts and bullfights.

Discover the "Grande Expo" at the Pont du Gard, with models, virtual reconstructions, multimedia screens and soundscapes calling for the discovery of Roman antiquity. A must do for the whole family. Find more info at:


Le Grau Du Roi


Le Grau-du-Roi is the only coastal town in the department with its small fishing port and 5 beaches, one of which is adapted for people with reduced mobility. Do not hesitate to get lost in the small alleys, for a guaranteed change of scenery.

Languedoc jousts

Joutes languedociennes

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A spectacle that attracts a lot of people, where these tournaments of medieval origin bring together in music two teams of “nautical knights” dressed all in white.

Sea trips Embark to sea from the quays of Grau-du-Roi and Port Camargue, with one of the dozen service providers who offer trips along the coast.

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UNESCO World Heritage Sites

The Gard has three places classified as World Heritage by UNESCO: the Pont du Gard, The Abbey of Saint-Gilles and the Causses and the Cévennes. Without forgetting the Gorges du Gardon, which in 2015 joined the Club of World Biosphere Reserves of UNESCO.

The most beautiful villages in France

Aiguèze, an 11th century fortress, watches over the river on one side and the Côtes-du-Rhône vineyards on the other.

Also, the medieval village of Montclus. A few kilometers further, which rises near the vineyards above the river is La Roque-sur-Cèze, with pretty alleys and stone houses. And finally, nestled on a rocky peak, Lussan.

Where to stay?

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Amélie Roca

I am a Community Manager for Pure France as well as the host of Pure France TV, presenting high quality rental homes all over France.

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