Explore and Experience

Imagine the scent of Provence... as you wander through the many local bastides, castles, churches and the breathtaking villages perched up high on their rocky peaks. Discover the aromatic effects of the market in Uzes, the historical beauty of the Pont du Gard, cinema and theatre in Avignon or the opera at the ancient amphitheatre ~ Theatre Antique d'Orange ~ in Orange.

Recommendations

Enjoy all the sights, activities and food the Gard has to offer.

What To See

Provençal Villages Nearby

What To Do

Wine Tours & Tastings/ Canoeing/Walks and Golf

Where To Eat

Plenty of choices in the village and surrounding area

Mont Ventoux

Mont Ventoux has become legendary as the scene of one of the most grueling climbs in the Tour de France bicycle race, which has ascended the mountain fifteen times since 1951. The followed trail mostly passes through Bédoin. Its fame as a scene of great Tour dramas has made it a magnet for cyclists around the world.

Visit Uzes market

Don’t miss… the markets in Uzès and the Uzège region are sure to whet your appetite. All the typical flavours and savours of the Mediterranean emanating from the vast array of local produce tantalise your senses: hear, touch, smell, see and then, quite naturally, taste … Market days are also a chance to sip a cool pastis in the shade of an ancient plane tree while listening to the sound of the cicadas and, from a peaceful distance, watch the busy, colourful scene of a Provençal market. La dolce vita in Uzège…

Festival d’ Avignon

The Festival d’Avignon, or Avignon Festival, is an annual arts festival held in the French city of Avignon every summer in July in the courtyard of the Palais des Papes as well as in other locations of the city. It is the oldest extant festival in France and one of the world’s greatest. Alongside the official festival, the “In” one, a number of shows are presented in Avignon at the same time of the year and are known as the “Off”.

Restaurant La Galantine

At the center of the Valley of Cèze you will find the provençal village of Goudargues. The Restaurant La Galantine is on the square surrounded by splendid ‘platanes’ trees where one plays jeu de boules and enjoys an apéro. After one year of searching, Jeroen Kok and Annemie van Amerongen, chose for the South of France to exert their trade.

The kitchen of their restaurant is French, combining tradition with modernism. They use regional products and quality is paramount for them.