Bagnols-sur-Cèze, Mediterranean town on the edge of Provence, offers you to a wonderful vacation in a very authentic and sunny countryside that has been spared from mass tourism.
Built in the 13rh century around its arcaded market square, Bagnols will charm you with its old streets and its quiet appeal so typical of southern France that allies tradition and modernity around its full calendar of festivities.
A perfect place for your vacation, Bagnols-sur-Cèze is surrounded by villages full of character and charm that await your visit. Archeological sites, Cotes du Rhone vineyards, markets, museums, hiking paths are all perfect picturesque sites where you will be able to discover the local color and culture.
And Bagnols-sur-Cèze is perfectly located for outings, within an hour you will visit the gorges of the Ardèche river, the Cevennes, the Mont Ventoux, the Mediterranean, Camargue, Avignon, Nimes, Pont du Gard, Arles, and much more.
Bagnols-sur-Cèze is the ultimate crossroads-city. Between the Rhône and Cèze valleys, it is at the heart of three regions (Languedoc-Roussillon, Provence-Alps-Côte d'Azur and Rhône-Alps) and four departments (Gard, Vaucluse, Ardèche and Drôme). A Mediterranean city due to its privileged climate and its geographical location, the vegetation here is rich and varied: ubiquitous scrublands, olive trees, fruit trees flank the vineyards of the Côte du Rhône thanks to which certain surrounding villages have built a strong reputation.
Built in the 13th century around the marketplace which is now the Place Mallet, Bagnols will seduce you with its old alleys and the discreet charm typical of the small towns of Southern France. A dynamic city, Bagnols-sur-Cèze has blended tradition and modernism, its busy cultural and festive calendar punctuated with big events such as Ja' sound, a reggae festival, which has a national and even an international reputation
An ideal place to stay, Bagnols-sur-Cèze, capital of the Rhone Gard, is surrounded by villages which compete in both wealth and in charm for the visitors’ greatest pleasure. The Gaujac Oppidum and the Caesar de Laudun camp bear witness to the Gallo-Roman occupation. Gicon castle offers an unobstructed view of the surrounding valleys as well as the Chusclan vineyard. Nearby, the hilltop villages of Sabran and Saint-Victor-la-Coste, Pont-Saint-Esprit and its sacred art Museum are also picturesque places of interest.
And further away? Bagnols privileged geographical location offers multiple possibilities of sports excursions (canoeing in the gorges of the Ardèche or the Cèze, hiking in the Cevennes or on the slopes of Mount Ventoux, bathing and water sports in Grau du Roi, horseback riding in Camargue), cultural excursions (Palace of the Popes and Pont d’Avignon, Roman vestiges in Nîmes, Pont du Gard, Duché d'Uzès) and festivals (the Arles and Nîmes fairs, the Avignon Theater Festival, Chorégies d'Orange...).
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