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There is so much to discover, to do and to dream of in our wild and engaging Cevennes and Languedoc region! To get you started and help you prepare your stay in the South of France, here are some ideas:

Pont du Gard

An exceptional natural and cultural heritage

Places of stone and soul:
Medieval towns, villages built in a circle, Romanesque chapels: Sauve, Durfort, Sommières, Uzès, Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert classified as the "most beautiful village in France”, Aigues-Mortes, La Couvertoirade…

 

Wild and spectacular places:
Cevennes National Park (on UNESCO’s World Heritage list), Mont Aigoual mountain with its ski slopes, Cirque de Navacelles, Causse du Larzac, Lac du Salagou, Grotte des Demoiselles (has three stars in the Michelin Guide), the Camargue Regional Natural Park…

 

Historical sites and other places to discover:
Pont du Gard, Nîmes Arena, Avignon Pope’s Palace, Roman and Gallic Via Domitia, The Bamboo plantation and the steam train of the Cevennes, the Silk, Traditions and Protestantism Museums…

Swimming in the river

A wide range of sports, leisures and activities in the heart of nature

Many trails for walking, cycling, or horse riding:
GR 60, 61, 66, 67, 70 (Stevenson’s trail), via Tolosana (St James' Way to Santiago de Compostela), 4,000 steps, horse trekking in the Vidourle Valley…

 

Many activities in the middle of nature for all ages:
Swimming (rivers 10 minutes away, Mediterranean beaches classified “Pavillon Bleu” for cleanliness 1 hour away), canoe, kayak, canyoning, speleology, climbing, paragliding, tree-top adventure, fishing, golf, horse riding, donkey or pony rides, mountain bike riding, roller blading, skiing or snow walking…

 

Many cultural events:
The Festivals of poetry, music, dance (Montpellier), photography (Arles), theatre (Avignon), antique and local farmers markets, traditional celebrations, transhumance, art and craft exhibitions…

A flock of sheep

A great variety of local produce for the delight of the palate

A great variety of local products (AOC and AOP approved) for your delight:
Pélardon goat cheese, olive oil from Nîmes, sweet onions from the Cevennes, “reinette” apples from Le Vigan, honey, chestnuts, mushrooms (boletus, chanterelle, black trumpets…), excellent wines from the Pic Saint Loup, Coteaux du Languedoc, Terrasses du Larzac…

 

Passionate small producers and craftsmen will be very pleased to let you visit their farms or workshops, and they also organise demonstrations and tastings: vineyards and cellars, donkey farms, goat stables, dairies, basketry, pottery workshops, beekeepers…


Tourist Offices that can also help you:

Piémont Cévenol (Saint-Hippolyte-du-Fort, Gard): +33 (0)4 66 77 91 65

Coutach Vidourle (Sauve et Quissac, Gard): +33 (0)4 66 77 57 51 et (0)4 66 77 11 48

Pays de Sommières (Sommières, Gard): +33 (0)4 66 80 99 30

Nîmes (Nîmes, Gard): +33 (0)4 66 58 38 00

Alès (Alès, Gard): +33 (0)4 66 52 32 15

Cévennes Méditerranée (Ganges, Hérault): +33 (0)4 67 73 00 56

Montpellier (Montpellier, Hérault): +33 (0)4 67 60 60 60

Grand Pic Saint Loup (Saint-Mathieu-de-Tréviers, Hérault): +33 (0)4 67 55 16 83