To do and see Regionally
Canoeing on the river the "Ardeche" at Vallon Pont d'Arc
The gorgeous "Gorges de l’ Ardèche" by Canoeing: a "legendary" descent right through one of the most "historical" canyon in Europe. A fantastic day!
"Anduze" (steam train & bamboo garden)
Anduze tourist line in Saint Jean du Gard with a stop at the bamboo. The history of this line in 1881, a time when sericulture Cévenole full swing. Terrain of the Cevennes cashed especially made the work particularly costly (4 tunnels, 5 viaducts 5, 1 large metal bridge).
In 1971, the line was finally closed, but thanks to some fans, the line again became active, but for tourism only.
It goes without saying that visiting a city established during the Antiquity period will delight lovers of history, culture and archaeology. The Nîmes arena – a work of art dating back to the Roman area – is the most visible part of this fabulous iceberg, listed as a town of art and history.
Start your exploration with the Roman monuments: the arena, the Maison Carrée, Magne tower, the aqueduct, the France and Auguste gates. In addition to the Roman vestiges, the town abounds with religious monuments: Notre-Dame-et-Saint-Castor cathedral, Sainte-Eugénie chapel, Jésuites chapels, Saint-Charles church, Saint-Paul church, Saint-Baudile church, Sainte-Perpétue-et-Félicité church, and historical monuments such as the clock tower.
Located in the Petite Camargue, on the Mediterranean, the town of Aigues-Mortes, with 8,400 residents has remarkable ramparts. Particularly well conserved and listed as world heritage by UNESCO, they are a lasting reminder of the area’s troubled history. To reach the heart of the city, pass through one of the monumental gates in the ramparts: porte des Cordeliers, porte Saint-Antoine, porte des Galions, porte de la Reine, porte de la Gardette, porte de l’Organeau. Take time to discover Notre-Dame-des-Sablons church, the Pénitents Gris and Pénitents Blancs chapels, and the Marine, Constance and Carbonnière towers.
Walk in the footsteps of Lou Drapé, the imaginary horse; and have a gourmet break to taste a delicious “fougasse” on Saint-Louis square. The Aigues-Mortes salt marsh is the only one of its kind in Europe, and an instructive site for learning about the production of salt. The village is home to many original museums, such as the ecomuseum, Maison Grand Site de France, and the Trains du Colorado, a fun, educational attraction where children can admire amazing steam trains.
Listed as a French historical monument and featured on the UNESCO world heritage list, the Pont du Gard is an engineering masterpiece dating back to Roman Antiquity, and one of the Occitanie region’s major architectural sights. This magnificent Roman aqueduct which spans the Gardon river was built to transport water from the Eure fountain in Uzès to Nîmes, and was called Nemausus at the time. Water was transported to supply the gardens, fountains, bath and thermal spas in the city.
The Pont du Gard is a remarkable enormous stone construction and very well preserved. Built on three levels and nearly 50 metres high, the bridge has 52 arches. It peaks at 275 metres at its highest point. Each vault is made up of smaller vaults, which has made it possible for the aqueduct to resist sagging over the centuries.