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Here is a territory full of picturesque, sun and joy of living to visit. It is the South, the scrubland and the cicadas, the Camargue with its flamingos, its horses, its toros and its ferias, but also the mountains. The Gard culminates at Mount Aigoual (1,567 m) and is divided into four geological and landscape zones: the Cévennes in the north-west, the Garrigues in the centre, the Costières in the south-east, and the lowlands of the Rhone plain, the coastal plain and the Petite Camargue. It is a country with 40% woodland, 17% moorland or scrubland and nearly 30% agricultural land. Wine growing dominates the agricultural landscape. Very touristy due to the presence of emblematic sites to visit, including the Pont du Gard, this land offers 250 days of sunshine per year, 23 km of coastline, 465 listed monuments and 3,000 km of paths. But what else? Port-Camargue: Europe'sleading marina, the Cirque de Navacelles, the Gardon gorges, the Camargue, Nîmes, Uzès and Beaucaire, three Cities of Art and History. Your favourite travel guide will be very useful in choosing your visits

The capital of the Gard, Nîmes is a jewel with its Roman monuments, splendid 17th and 18th century buildings and at the same time contemporary sites of great signatures, Sir Norman Foster's Carré d'Art museum, the Nemausus building (Jean Nouvel), Martial Raysse sculptures, Philippe Starck bus shelters, Jean-Michel Wilmotte's interventions... Uzès, former duchy of France, seduces with its cobbled streets, squares, fountains, Renaissance mansions and monuments, but also its markets and small shops. In Beaucaire, you will appreciate the castle and the lively quays along the Rhône. Follow the Gard guide to enjoy this incredible destination

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Summer is the high tourist season in Grau-du-Roi/Port Camargue, with long fine sandy beaches close to the city centre and a vast expanse of dunes that look like the end of the world. Here the wind makes the happiness of kite surfers and other water sports enthusiasts. The fishing port is punctuated by days and seasons. In the middle of summer, the tables are full but the quality is not always there. Spring and autumn are more pleasant for tourists. Avoid the summer in Nîmes, which is often leaden by heat waves. In spring you can see the transhumance of the sheep on Mount Aigoual. However, it should be noted that both spring and autumn can be very rainy in the Cévennes (risk of flooding). Summer is hot and sometimes stormy. Winter is rather mild in the valley, but cool in cold elsewhere with frequent snowfalls above 1,000 m on Mount Aigoual.

All year round you have access to a string of charming villages, 4 of which are among the most beautiful in France: Aiguèze, an 11th century fortress, Montclus, a medieval village, La Roque-sur-Cèze, between vineyards and waterfalls, Lussan, a medieval city on a rocky peak, surrounded by ramparts. For Barjac, a village of character, the hunters will choose a visit at one of the two major fairs at the city's flea market, around Easter and around August 15. Those who don't like crowds will avoid these dates. The fig festivals, the fruit of the sun, which take place in August and October, add to the flavour of the medieval perched city of Vézénobre, which houses a fig conservatory. In the Camargue, ask for the ferias program. The grape harvest in Nîmes is famous. And no off-season for the Nîmes cod brandade. La Nîmoise, house of brandade, asparagus cuisine (spring), with garlic, parsley, lemon zest and olive oil from the Gard (summer), with mushrooms and sweet onions from the Cévennes (autumn), salmon or truffle from Uzès (end of year).

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