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Make a holiday home or cottage in Gard your home away from home

Gard, France

Gard is a department in southern France, in the unspoilt rural region of Languedoc. Gard, France is a beautiful department, with stunning Mediterranean beaches, dramatic gorges running through the hills, and small stone villages basking in the summer sun. Gard is also steeped in tradition having been a Roman stronghold, and the local art, music and delicacies all have very distinct local flavours. Taking a holiday home in Gard gives you the freedom, space and privacy to relax and explore this wonderful area at your own pace.

Things to do in Gard, France

The Mediterranean beaches at the southern tip of Gard are very popular. A Gard cottage rental or a Gard rental villa in the medieval walled town of Aiges-Mortes will let you enjoy not only the history of this part of Gard, but also the sweeping beaches and modern resorts of Le Grau du Roi, Port Camargue and La Grande Motte.

Being a rural department, there is some fantastic walking and hiking to be enjoyed, with forested hills and dramatic gorges. There are some famous walks available from a cottage in Gard, arriving at the Pont du Gard in Nimes, and details of these can be found in tourist offices all around the department. Gard also offers exhilarating climbing in the Cevennes Mountains as well as mountain biking, horse riding in oak forests and canoeing in the Gorges du Gardon.

Cultural events, especially revolving around the music of Gard, are often held in Saint-Laurent-des-Arbres, and at these festivals, those in self-catering holiday villas in Gard can stock up on local delicacies and wine.

Places to holiday in Gard, France

The city of Nimes is world famous for the Roman architecture. Most famous is the Pont du Gard, a 2,000 year old Roman aqueduct. It was the biggest bridge ever built by the Romans, and to get a real sense of the size of it, why not try swimming underneath! There is also the best of the 70 remaining amphitheatres and a Roman temple in Nimes, which are well worth investigating. The controversial modern art museum of Carre d'Art is a must see for any lover of contemporary art.

The Cevennes National Park area is in the Mountains of Cevennes. The park is a wonderful area to relax and slow down whilst on holiday in Gard. The Aven Armand Cave is in the park, and bulls and flamingos can be seen grazing the delta of the Rhone.

Weather in Gard, France

Summers in Gard are long and warm. Temperatures are above 20°C from early spring until mid autumn, which means that walking or fishing holidays can be taken from a Gard holiday rental or villa long after the main tourist crowds have left the area.

Travel to Gard, France

Nimes Airport (FNI) is the main airport in Gard. British Airways and Ryanair often provide good deals, with cheap flights to Gard leaving from Stansted (STN), Luton (LTN), Liverpool (LPL) and Gatwick (LGW) daily.

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                                                                                                      Beautiful apartment in the centre of Nîmes - great location in a quiet street but within easy walking distance of shops, bars and restaurants. The apartment was both comfortable and well designed; the combination of antique and modern furnishings in all rooms was particularly pleasing and exactly as advertised. The owner was most obliging, helpful and easy to contact. A delightful stay - I shall return to Nîmes again next year!
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                                                                                                      This apartment is fantastic. It is on the top floor of a lovely building in the centre of town - the stairs were no problem for us. The main, combined lounge / kitchen / diner is a large, atmospheric, stylish room with large windows that open onto the main canal providing great views of the sea, canal and inland lakes. The kitchen has pretty much everything you could need if you want to eat in (we did a couple of times). The main bedroom has a comfortable kingsize bed and is at the back of the apartment overlooking an internal terrace so is very quiet as others have said - even though we were there during festival week we slept very well. There is also a sitting area / TV / DVD / second bedroom on a mezzanine above. The apartment is mere steps from a variety of restaurants and shops. The town beaches are just a few minutes walk and the market area, supermarket, a fantastic boulangerie and the very useful car parking space are only 5 - 10 minutes away. We had a wonderful week here and I recommend it wholeheartedly.
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                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2017