Things to do
Wander round the market town of Uzes (markets on wednesday and a larger one on Saturday morning). Browse huge array of fresh local produce.
Visit the Popes palace (‘Le Palais des Papes’) in Avignon.
Between the costal towns of La Grande-Motte and Carnon, this 3km wide sandy beach is clean and rarely very busy. Park behind the dunes and walk through onto the beach, or try a cocktail at one of the restaurants scattered along the beach.
Visit the 13th century Mediaeval town Aigues-Mortes and walk along the towns 11m stone walls. Once inside, stop for an ice-cream or lunch in the central square.
Negotiate a range of obstacles high-up in the treetops before zip-lining back down the hill. Or slide down the mega-ramps and into the lake. Obstacle courses for both adults and children.
Abbaye of Saint-Roman
The Abbey of Saint-Roman (Abbaye de Saint-Roman), is a cave monastery located in the communes of Beaucaire and Comps, in the Gard département of France.
Grotte de la Madeleine
Cliffside cave filled with distinctive rock shapes & featuring a sound & light show, plus tours.
Vist the market town of Anduze (markets on wednesday on saturday), before taking the steam train up to St-Jean-Du-Gard winding through tunnels and along viaducts. Stop at La Bambouseraie on the way.
Halfway between Anduze and St-Jean-Du-Gard this curated garden is unique in Europe and listed as one of the most beautiful in France. La Bambouseraie offers walkers a remarkable and exotic environment. Over one thousand plant varieties from all 4 corners of the globe.
Grottes de Trabuc
Near Anduze, the Grottes de Trabuc is the largest show cave in the Cevennes (larger than Grotte de la Madeline). Use the walkways down into the cave complex to see the huge stalactites and stalagmites.
Pont Du Gard
This beautifully preserved Roman aqueduct was built in the first century to carry water 50km to Nimes and is 50m high from the river to the topmost tier. Travel by car and walk around… or canoe down the river from Collais and stop on a bank under the bridge.
Canoeing Gardon River
Leave your car in Collais and Canoe gently down the river Gardon and under the Pont-Du-Gard where you can stop and do rock jumping into the river. We’ve used ‘Kayak Vert’ for 20 years – they pick you up at the bottom of the river and drop you back to your car when you’re finished! Suitable for all ages and even the most sedentary canoeist.
Camargue is a natural region located south of Arles, France, between the Mediterranean Sea and the two arms of the Rhône delta.