The wonders of Ardèche and Gard

THE REGION OF GARD

Barjac

A village of character located between Provence, Cévennes and Ardèche. Endowed with a “glorious” history, this Renaissance city seduces with its exceptional historical setting with Tuscan accents. A renovated heritage rich in discovery: squares and alleys reveal mansions, dungeons, castles and many remarkable buildings. Due to its geographical location, Barjac, frequented very early on by travelers, traders and pilgrims, is today known internationally for its “Antiques and Second Hand Fairs”, its Chanson de Parole festival and its many events.

Le Pont du Gard

Le Pont du Gard is a three-level Roman aqueduct bridge, located between Uzès and Nîmes, in the Gard department. It spans the Gardon, or Gard. Probably built in the first half of the 1st century, it ensured the continuity of the Roman aqueduct which carried water from Uzès to Nîmes.

The fruit of exceptional architecture, Le Pont du Gard is one of the best preserved Roman remains in the world. Steeped in history, he was also the source of inspiration for many artists.

Avignon

Capital of Christianity in the Middle Ages, Avignon has kept from its history an exceptional heritage, a large part of which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site: the Palais des Papes and the Pont d’Avignon, but also the square of the palace with the baroque facade of the Hôtel des Monnaies, the Petit Palais museum and the Doms cathedral, as well as the ramparts from the Doms garden to the Bridge.

Uzès

Let yourself be seduced by the charm and authenticity of Uzès, take advantage of your stay to appreciate the unique atmosphere that reigns in its medieval streets and secret gardens, discover the surprising history of its Ducal castle and its mansions of Renaissance. As you walk, the elegance of its shaded squares, the freshness of its centuries-old fountains and the city will certainly seduce you.

Uzès, “First Duchy of France”, will leave each of you with the feeling of having lived an hour, a day, a life a privileged moment …

Les gorges de l’Ardèche

The gorges, which form a real canyon of about thirty kilometers dug in the limestone plateau between the Pont d’Arc (Vallon-Pont-d’Arc) and Saint-Martin-d’Ardèche, can be followed by car from the side north by a panoramic road through the scrubland. On their lower course, they form the border between the departments of Ardèche and Gard. Many belvederes whose names are linked to the different sites have been set up on the route, from the Serre de Tiourre embracing the view of the Cévennes towards Alès at the entrance of the gorges to Ranc Pointu before the panorama of Aiguèze, Saint-Martin-d’Ardèche and, in the distance, the Rhône plain and Mont Ventoux.

Goudargues

The village of Goudargues is located in the Cèze valley , in the north of Gard region. The town is largely covered by Mediterranean forest. It is nicknamed in the region: “the Venice of the Gard”, due to the canal which crosses the village.

Goudargues and Saint-André-de-Roquepertuis share a tennis court. For more details please visit this link.

La Roque-sur-Cèze

To the north of the Gard department, La Roque-sur-Cèze was built on a rocky outcrop overlooking the Cèze, spanned by an old bridge with twelve arches. Dominated by the remains of an old castle and its Romanesque chapel, the village with steep cobbles and houses of blond stones with Genoese offers a breathtaking view of the  Cascades du Sautadet,  an exceptional natural site which adds to the attractiveness of the place.

The Sautadet waterfalls are a geological curiosity: Huge rocky block sculpted by the flow of the Cèze where there are many so called “devil’s pots” (or “giant’s pots”).