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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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                                                                                                      Lovely apartment in a great location

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We had a lovely 2 weeks here. The apartment was great and had everything we needed. The large balcony was a real bonus - you could sit out there for hours watching the boats on the canal. Pool was also lovely and was used by our 2 daughters every day. The apartment was in a fantastic location - just a short walk to the town and all the restaurants, cafes and shops. The other bonus was the train station - also a short walk and you could get a train to the beach town of Grau du Roi or to Nimes. A brilliant holiday in a really lovely area.
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                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

                                                                                                      Relaxing holiday in a beautiful home!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We had a wonderful holiday here in Provence! The owner was very understanding of our delayed arrival due to a car breakdown, thank you Jessie and Mr and Mrs Morrish for meeting us so late in the evening. The house was perfect, with stunning views across the countryside and was fully equipped with everything we needed and more. The beds were all comfortable and all rooms had plenty of storage. My grown up children enjoyed the super pool, as did we, it was much needed as we arrived during a heatwave. Thank you Agnes for looking after the pool, it was lovely to meet you. We spent many hours by the pool in the pretty garden and most evenings outside on the veranda. My husband enjoyed cooking on the barbecue. Connaux is a lovely village and had everything we needed. We walked to the bakery every morning to buy croissants for breakfast and anything else we might need. There is a green grocers, butchers, pharmacy, little supermarket, hairdressers in the village as well as a few restaurants. There is a big supermarket 10 minutes drive away in Bagnols -sur-cèze for bulky supplies.The village of Gaujac is visible across the valley from the house and is a short walk away, La Maison restaurant served a fabulous meal for our Anniversary. Everyone was really friendly and although we could only speak very basic French and most locals only speak a little English, everyone was very patient and we had lots of laughs making each other understood. As expected in the area, there are lots of vineyards where you can call in and taste their wines. We visited Vignerons de Gaujac (a short walk from the house), Vignobles Larguier in Tresques and Chateau Signac, both a short drive away. The villa is ideally situated for trips to the local tourist attractions. Avignon, Pont Du Gard, Nimes, Orange, Chateauneuf du Pape are all within a short driving distance and worth a visit. Altogether a fabulous holiday, perfect villa, beautiful area!! We didn't want to leave and will certainly be back! Thank you Jessie!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017