Gard places to visit and attractions

Below you can explore some of the most popular highlights and places of interest in the Gard department of Languedoc-Roussillon. See also our Gard travel guide

photo of Aigues-Mortes


The remarkable town of Aigues-Mortes is a fortified town that retains its entire medieval defences and an interesting historical centre
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photo of Aigueze


The pretty village of Aigueuze, listed among the 'most beautiful villages in France', also has great views across the Gorges de l'Ardeche
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photo of Anduze


The historic heart of Anduze, with its small squares and medieval houses, is very pleasant to explore
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photo of Bagnols-sur-Ceze


Bagnols-sur-Céze is one of the largest towns in the northern Gard region of Languedoc-Roussillon
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photo of Barjac


Barjac is a historic market town in the lovely countryside of he northern Gard department
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photo of Beaucaire


Beaucaire is well situtaed for exploring the popular towns of Arles, Nimes and Avignon
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photo of Cevennes National Park

Cevennes National Park

The varied landscapes of the Cevennes National Park are famous as the setting for Robert Louis Stevenson's 'Travels with a Donkey'!
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photo of Cornillon


Cornillon, France is a hilltop village with an interesting historic centre in the north of Languedoc-Roussillon
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photo of Goudargues


Goudargues is a small town on the banks of a canal in the Gard department in the Cèze valley
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photo of La Roque-sur-Ceze

La Roque-sur-Ceze

It is very lovely exploring the steep streets in the ancient village of La Roque-sur-Ceze
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photo of Le Grau-du-Roi

Le Grau-du-Roi

Le Grau-de-Roi is one of the most eastern, and one of the most popular, beach resorts in Languedoc-Roussillon
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Le Vigan

Le Vigan is one of the most interesting towns to visit within the Cevennes National Park
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photo of Lussan


Lussan is a pretty village of character in Languedoc-Roussillon with two ancient castles
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photo of Montclus


Montclus is a tiny but beautiful village in a lovely setting on the Cèze river
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photo of Nimes


Nimes contains some of the most complete ancient Roman monuments to be seen anywhere in France
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Pont du Gard

The Pont-du-Gard is a 2000 year old Roman aquaduct, an extraordinary feat of engineering and one of the most impressive Roman monuments in Europe
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photo of Prafrance bamboo garden

Prafrance bamboo garden

We enjoyed walking through the alleys of bamboo at the bamboo garden at Prafrance
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photo of Saint-Ambroix


Saint-Ambroix is an interesting town, in part because of the ruined castles and the rocky 'plateau du dugas' in the village centre
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photo of Saint-Laurent-des-Arbres


Saint-Laurent-des-Arbres is a small historic village with several imposing historic monuments in the Gard department
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photo of Saint-Victor-la-Coste


Saint-Victor-la-Coste in Languedoc-Roussillon has several historic monuments including an ancient castle on the hill behind the village
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photo of Sauve


There are numerous places of interest to discover as you explore the narrow ancient streets in the heart of Sauve
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photo of Sommieres


Adults will enjoy seeing the many historic monuments in Sommieres, although children might prefer the river beach...
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photo of Uzes


The medieval centre of Uzes is interesting to explore, then perhaps visit the extensive caves at nearby La Cocaliere
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photo of Vezenobres


The village of Vézénobres, north-west of Nimes, is a delightful small village quite overlooked by most visitors
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photo of Villeneuve-les-Avignon


Losing out in visitor numbers to famous Avignon across the river, in Villeneuve-lès-Avignon you will also find several places and sights that are interesting
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For more information see the Gard guide

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Market towns & days in Gard

all markets in morning unless otherwise stated

Aigues-Mortes: Sunday
Aimargues: Tuesday & Sunday & Friday
Ales: Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday & Monday & Friday
Anduze: Thursday
Aramon: Wednesday
Bagnols-sur-Ceze: Wednesday
Barjac: Friday
Beaucaire: Thursday & Sunday
Bellegarde: Friday
Besseges: Thursday
Calvisson: Sunday
Goudargues: Wednesday
La Grand-Combe: Wednesday & Saturday
Le Grau-du-Roi: Wednesday (high season only)
Le Grau-du-Roi: Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday
Le Vigan: Saturday
Manduel: Wednesday
Marguerittes: Saturday
Nimes: Wednesday & Tuesday & Monday all day & Friday
Pont-Saint-Esprit: Saturday
Quissac: Wednesday
Remoulins: Friday
Roquemaure: Tuesday
Saint-Ambroix: Tuesday
Saint-Gilles: Thursday & Sunday
Saint-Hippolyte-du-Fort: Tuesday & Friday
Saint-Jean-du-Gard: Tuesday
Sommieres: Saturday
Uzes: Saturday
Valleraugue: Wednesday & Saturday
Vauvert: Wednesday & Saturday
Vergeze: Thursday
Villeneuve-les-Avignon: Thursday

Tourist attractions to visit in Gard

The following sites have received official "tourist classifications"...

4* Towns in Bloom


Towns of Art and History

Beaucaire: See tourist guide

Nimes: See tourist guide

Uzes: See tourist guide

Sites of Natural Beauty

Abîme de Bramabiau

Cirque de Vissec

Etang de Scamandre

Grotte de la Cocaliere

Secteur Sauvegardé (protected historical town centre)

Beaucaire: See tourist guide

Nimes: See tourist guide

Saint-Gilles: See tourist guide

Sommieres: See tourist guide

Uzes: See tourist guide

Villeneuve-les-Avignon: See tourist guide

Listed 'Remarkable Gardens'

Bambouseraie de Prafrance: See tourist guide

Jardin des Sambucs

Jardin du mas de l'Abri

Jardin du Tomple

Jardins de la Fontaine

Religious Monuments

Cathédrale Saint-Théodorit et Fenestrelle Tower (Uzes)

Towns classified as Recommended Detours

Beaucaire: See tourist guide

National Monuments

Fort Saint-Andre

Towers and fortifications of Aigues-Mortes: See tourist guide

Villages classified as "most beautiful villages"

Aigueze: See tourist guide

La Roque-sur-Ceze: See tourist guide

UNESCO world heritage sites

Pont du Gard: See tourist guide

Saint-Gilles ancienne abbatialle (monuments on French pilgrim routes)

Grand Sites of France

Camargue: See tourist guide

Gorges du Gardon

Pont du Gard: See tourist guide