The department of Gard is located in the region formerly known as Languedoc Roussillon and is a perfect destination to spend your holidays with family or friends thanks to the variety of activities to be done. It is also an opportunity to discover the unique landscapes that the different territories of the Gard offer. Among all the things to do, we suggest you discover the must-see activities and sites to visit in the Gard. In order to be able to choose the accommodation of your dreams, we suggest that you quickly get in touch with the hosts on HomeCamper. They will be delighted to share with you their accommodation offers in the department, but also their good deals in the region!
The Camargue, its marshy landscapes and its pink flamingos are synonymous with a sure change of scenery. The bull is the emblem of the Camargue and everything revolves around it. The Camargue is dotted with manads. Local festivals and bullfighting games take place all year round, whether they are Camargue races, abrivados or its famous guardians accompany the bulls in their races, notably at Grau du Roi (fishing village and seaside resort), Aigues Mortes - medieval villages surrounded by ramparts - or St Gilles. The beaches of the Gard also have a national reputation, notably that of Grau du Roi (including the beach of Espiguette) or those of Port Camargue, the largest marina in all of Europe!
The Gard is also a region of dry landscapes and olive groves: the garrigue, which contrasts completely with the Camargue. Nîmes and its famous Feria attract a lot of people every year who come to celebrate. The arenas of Nîmes, as well as its square house (which is in fact a Roman temple) or the Magne tower (Gallo-Roman monument) are the city's most important points of interest. Brandade, a Nîmes cod speciality, is a typical dish to taste absolutely! We also advise you to see Sommières and its Roman bridge or Calvisson and its 3 mills. The Gard also includes mountains and many valleys: the Cévennes and its Mont Aigoual (highest point in the department). Hiking trails and outdoor activities are on the agenda. The Méjean Causse (limestone plateau), its sheep and its preserved natural heritage, or even Mount Lozère where transhumance always takes place will surprise you!
Alès, a city at the gates of the Cévennes, is also worth seeing, particularly its mine which plunges us into the daily world of mining in the past; just like the city of Anduze, rich in heritage and remains.
Beaucaire and of course the Pont du Gard - built 50 + JC - are also essential to visit the area!
If you wish to stay in the Gard and enjoy all the outdoor activities available, we recommend that you visit this region between the months of May and September. Avoid the months of December to February, as these are the coolest months of the year, and there are not as many activities as in the summer.
Whether you own a caravan, a motorhome, or a van, get ready for a roadtrip filled with unique camping and sightseeing experiences!