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The best places to visit in the Gard

Must-see towns and villages

For a vacation that’s all about tourism, discovering the towns and villages of the Gard is a must during your camping holiday. Ideally located, the campsite is at the crossroads of Nîmes and Montpellier, the Camargue and the Cévennes.

In the heart of the village of Junas, stroll through the narrow streets lined with stone houses that bear witness to a rich past. Don’t miss a visit to the famous Junas quarries, an impressive site that has been the stage for numerous concerts and cultural events.

Discover the medieval town of Sommières, with its castle and Roman bridge, on the banks of the Vidourle between the Cévennes and the Camargue. The Children’s Treasure Hunt is a fun and educational activity (for a fee) to discover the city.

Meet the craftsmen of Saint-Quentin-la-Poterie. Admire the ochre facades of this charming village. And take home a pottery souvenir.

From the top of the Gachone rock, the highest point in the Vaunage, the village of Calvisson offers exceptional panoramic views over the garrigue.

In Villetelle, Roman history comes to life at theAmbrussum site. Visit the former Roman post office and immerse yourself in history with a virtual tour thanks to a dedicated app.

Just 30 minutes away, Nîmes awaits you with its impressive Roman remains, including the Arena and Maison Carrée.

Don’t miss the Pic Saint-Loup for a hike with a view.

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Natural sites to discover in the Gard

Take your family or friends on a discovery tour of natural sites in the Gard:

  • The Espiguette beach, a listed site at Grau-du-Roi
  • The Foux arboretum at Lanuéjols
  • The Gorges du Gardon at Collias
  • The Capelle and Masmolène ponds
  • The Valbonne state forest in Saint-Paulet-de-Caisson
  • The Cirque de Navacelles at Blandas

Cultural visits near the campsite

Your thirst for culture will be quenched on your vacation in the Gard. There are plenty of cultural visits on offer for the whole family!

From the Espiguette lighthouse in Grau-du-Roi to the Château de Montdardier, via the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Nîmes, you’ll have plenty to see!

In Montpellier, the Place de la Comédie invites you to relax. Discover the Jardin des Plantes, the Musée Fabre and Planet Ocean for a day full of discoveries.

Admire the Pont du Gard, a Roman aqueduct listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, and discover the secrets behind its construction.

Arles, a city of art and history, is famous for its many Roman and Romanesque monuments. For more information, visit the Arles Tourist Office.

Discover the charming town of Sainte-Marie-de-la-Mer, famous for its fortified church and its gypsy and Camargue traditions. For total immersion, visit the Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer Tourist Office.

Explore the ponds, salt marshes and rice fields of the Camargue, and see pink flamingos, bulls and wild horses.

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Discovering the Cévennes

The Cévennes, a hidden treasure in the heart of France, offers an unforgettable experience where nature, history and culture meet. This mountainous region, with peaks such as Mont Lozère and Mont Aigoual, is criss-crossed by rivers. The Cévennes National Park, classified as a biosphere reserve by UNESCO, is a paradise for nature lovers and starry nights.

The Cévennes have a rich history, marked by transhumance and a key role in the history of French Protestantism. For visitors, the region offers charming villages like Alès, Le Vigan and Florac, as well as a variety of activities, from hiking to steam train trips.

Discover the activities around the campsite, the leisure activities and our aquatic area!