Between the Camargue, the Cévennes and Provence
Nîmes and its past as a Roman city… More than 2000 years of history make up the cultural wealth of Nîmes. Exceptional sites that are wonderfully preserved open the gates of its Roman magnificence. Nîmes is proud of its past: the famous Amphitheatre, the Maison Carrée, the Tour Magne and the Porta Augusta… It is also proud of its present and of its cultural scene: since 1952, it has organised the Pentecôte fair, the most important bullfighting event at the Hexagone; and since 1978 the Feria des Vendanges, which takes place on the third Friday, Saturday and Sunday in September, closing the bullfighting season and is more spontaneous and family-orientated than its older sister the Pentecôte. Every summer, there are many concerts at the Amphitheatre, which brings another dimension to musical performances.
Uzès and Pont du Gard
LPont du Gard is the monumental section of an aqueduct that is approximately 30 miles long (49,702 metres), which brings the water from the Fountain of Eure, located at the feet of Uzès, to the Roman village of Nemausus, today known as Nîmes. www.pontdugard.fr
The town of Uzès is not only known for its duchy, the first in France, but also for its Saturday-morning market, essential to discover all the regional products: exceptional atmosphere.
The Cévennes… Alès, Anduze…
The Cévennes: the cradle of the coal mines; discover the remaining mines and the different caves from the history of coal in the Cévennes. www.alescevennes.fr, but also the largest forest of giant bamboo: la Bambouseraise. www.bambouseraie.fr.
To discover the Cévennes and for adults and children to have a great time, take the small steam train that goes between Anduze and Saint-Jean-du-Gard.
Provence in its purest form
Avignon : Known around the world for its famous bridge, Avignon, capital of Christianity in the Middle Ages offers many different tours of locations part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. An exceptional place where history, discovery, cuisine, wine and shopping come together.
Les baux de Provence, Saint Rémy de Provence, Beaucaire, Tarascon…
Visiting the Camargue is a treat to all your senses with its exceptional wildlife and flora.
From Arles, where you can visit many Roman archaeological ruins, to Aigues Morte, a town with fortified walls, discover the history and culture of this fascinating towns.
Go on a detour to Saintes Marie de la Mer, Grau du Roi, Port Camargue and La Grande Motte so you can discover the pleasures of bathing in the Mediterranean Sea.