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Self-catering Gîte with 14 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms. Sleeps 34. Non-applicable changeover.
Hidden among vineyards, next to a flowing brook, and only 10km from the medieval town of Uzès,...
Self-catering Villa with 2 bedrooms and 1 bathrooms. Sleeps 4. Saturday changeover.
Holiday apartment on the first floor of a large house in the middle of the Gard: a fantastic...
Self-catering Gîte with 1 bedrooms and 1 bathrooms. Sleeps 4. Saturday changeover.
Relax in an inspirational environment. Welcome to Mas de Rey, Gîtes de Charme in the Gard , in the...
Self-catering Villa with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Sleeps 4. Saturday changeover.
60.0km from coastline/beach
The Bijou is a self catering villa oozing the charm of the Provencal architecture combined with...
Self-catering Gîte with 3 bedrooms and 1 bathrooms. Sleeps 5. Saturday changeover.
Holiday accommodation on a property with 2 other holiday houses. In a small village beneath the...
Self-catering Country house with 1 bedrooms and 1 bathrooms. Sleeps 2. Saturday changeover.
Well House, Rose House, Bake House & Apartment with 2 swimming pools St. Castor is a secluded...
Self-catering Villa with 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Sleeps 8. Saturday changeover.
Welcome to Uzès, first duchy of France Beautiful architect designed house on the border of Uzès...
Self-catering Villa with 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Sleeps 8. Sunday changeover.
"Mille et une couleur" is just 5 minutes from the beautiful city of "Uzès" and near the center of...
Self-catering Villa with 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Sleeps 7. Saturday changeover.
40.0km from coastline/beach
Les Palmiers A rare find. A comfortable 4 bedroom family house with INTERNET WIFI set in a...
Self-catering Village House with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Sleeps 7. Saturday changeover.
92.0km from coastline/beach
A village stone house with stunning roof top views of the area. The house has been recently...
The Gard (department number 30) is located in the region of Languedoc-Roussillon and has an estimated population of 623,000 (approximate in 1999).
Situated in southern France, the department is named after the Gard (or Gardon) river, a tributary of the Rhone, which flows through the department.
The capital of the department is the city of Nîmes.
Why you should visit Gard for your next holiday in France
The Gard contains a part of the Cévennes National Park. Geologically, the department is varied with hills and mountains in the north west (the highest point being Mont Aigoual part of the Massif Central) and beaches in the south. There are numerous fertile valleys with waterways running through them. The rivers offer water sports including canoeing and kayaking and the countryside is especially inviting for outdoor activities – as well as walking activities available include horse riding, mountain biking, and climbing.
The geography is varied, ranging from beaches in the south, through flatlands to rolling vineyards and finally mountains in the north.
What to see in Gard
Although the Americans lay claim to being the origin of denim jeans, denim fabric originates from Nîmes, de Nîmes - literally meaning ‘of Nimes’ (de Nim) and this is what was exported to the USA to create the durable work wear trousers.
Nîmes is probably more famous and certainly more visited for the ‘Pont du Gard’, the famous aqueduct constructed by the Romans to carry water from Uzes to Nîmes. It is the largest aqueduct they ever constructed and is an incredible feat of engineering.
Another well visited monument is the Roman arena, known as Les Arènes. It is a well preserved Roman arena with an arcaded two-storey façade which conceals huge interior vaulting, riddled with corridors and which support tiers of seats with a capacity to hold more than 20,000 spectators. The main attraction was the blood and guts of gladiatorial combat.
The great passion in Nîmes is bullfighting, and the gatherings are always well attended by both aficionados and fighters at the highest level. The most famous is the Feria de Pentecôte, which lasts five days over the Whitsun weekend. The town swells during this period and some two million people crowd into the town - hotel rooms need to be booked a year in advance!
Known as the elegant city of the Gard, Uzès has a center that shows the visitor the richness of its past. The medieval town is a maze of small streets and squares full of private residences dating back to the 17th century. Although the Pont du Gard in Nîmes is the most visited remains of the aqueduct constructed by the Romans to move water from Uzes to Nîmes, there are remains also to be visited and seen at Uzès.
Le Vigan is a gateway to the Cévennes. The D153 runs from the Pont de l'Hérault bridge, northeast through a typical south Cévennes landscape – deep valleys thick with trees and sparsely populated with isolated farms hiding in the hills.
On the left bank of the Gardon river, beautiful countryside surrounds Ales with the gorges of the river Vis a particularly stunning sight.
A completely walled town which has not changed much in appearance since the middle ages, Aigues-Mortes was originally a port on the Mediterranean coast. It now lies some 5 miles inland. Originally a fortified city with a moat protecting the inland side of the town, this has now been filled in. History abounds here.
How to get to Gard
Holiday accommodation in the Gard is easily accessible.
Nîmes has an international airport serviced by some airlines, others fly into Montpellier in the Hérault. If you’d prefer to travel by train, the TGV service runs from Calais to Paris and from Paris to Nîmes.
The area has good road connections and is served by the A9 (E15), A54 (E80) and A7 (E714 motorways.
The TGV service runs from Calais via Paris to Nîmes.