Grotte des Demoiselles in St Bauzille de Putois
The Grotte des Demoiselles is situated in the Haute Vallée de l'Hérault, between the Cevennes and the Mediterranean Sea, at the foot of the calcareous plateau of Thaurac. In an enormous chamber as big as a cathedral, you can discover calcareous concretions, stalactites and stalagmites with human forms, and basalt columns against the walls.
Canoë Montana in St Bauzille de Putois
Canoë Montana rents canoes and kayaks in order to discover the Gorges de l’Hérault from the river bed. From the canoe centre in St Bauzille de Putois you have access to various circuits, from 7 to 15 km, for all levels, for families with children or a sports canoe trip. From April to September, Canoë Montana is open every day from 9 am to 7 pm.
La Bambouseraie in Anduze
La Bambouseraie is a surprising park where the vegetation stretches out over a 34 ha site. This park in Anduze offers the possibility to discover an exotic world with an excess of bamboo in all kinds of unexpected forms. This is where you can admire the highest bamboos of Europe, but also exotic plants. In this maze of plants, along the alleyways and in the glades, La Bambouseraie also offers art exhibitions of artists inspired by the vegetation.
Between the Camargue and the Cevennes, the village of Sommières is situated at the heart of the vineyards. The well preserved medieval centre is definitely worth a visit, mainly for its medieval entertainments organised on the castle’s courtyard. During the 1st century, the Romans built a bridge over the river, in order to connect Nîmes to Toulouse. After the Pont du Gard, this is the most famous Roman bridge of the region. During the 10th century, Sommières was built on this bridge, of which only a few arches are visible today.
La Grande Motte
La Grande Motte is a very popular beach resort, but also a town with modern architecture. This is what allowed the town to obtain the label « Heritage of the 20th century ». Founded during the sixties, it was designed by the architect Jean Balladur, with pyramid like buildings oriented towards the south and villas spread out in nature. With 70% of green, la Grande Motte offers a natural environment. The enjoyable fine sand beaches are considered as being part of the most beautiful beaches of the Languedoc.
The fortified town of Aigues-Mortes is situated at the heart of the Camargue landscape. It offers an exceptional architectural heritage and a religious heritage marked by templars and crusades. The ramparts count 6 towers, one of which is the Tour Constance, and 10 gates. Besides the ramparts, the marina is definitely worth a visit.
The Camargue, a wetland of 100.000 ha formed by the Rhône river delta, is the second delta of the Mediterranean Sea area, after the Nile delta. It is a reserve where man coexists with horses, bulls and birds. Bird lovers will definitely appreciate the rare flora and fauna that can be found in the Camargue, with 400 bird species, one of which is the pink flamingo, the image of the region.
Arena of Nîmes
The Arena of Nîmes is a Roman amphitheatre built at the end of the 1st century. The Coliseum, built during the same period, served as an example for this arena that used to welcome 24.000 spectators. The 21 metre high front is covered with 120 arches divided over two levels. After having welcomed Roman shows, such as gladiator fights, it is used today for bullfights and other events.
Pont du Gard
The Pont du Gard is part of the Roman aqueduct that used to connect Uzès to Nîmes. This bridge, built during the first part of the 1st century, has impressive dimensions: 275 metres long (originally 360 long), with 3 levels of arches, rising 48 metres above the waters of the Gardon that it crosses. It is the highest aqueduct from the Roman era.
Canoeing under the Pont du Gard
To discover the Pont du Gard in a spectacular way, a canoe trip on the Gardon is probably the best option. Several, more or less long circuits offer the possibility to enjoy the sight of the bridge from the river. Sailing with a canoe under the arches of the bridge allows you to admire the impressive dimensions of this monument.
The medieval town of Uzès, surrounded by the boulevard Gambetta, is a maze of alleyways and shady squares, surrounded by private mansions from the Renaissance. Since the Antiquity, the town has been anchored in history, which allowed it to obtain the label « Town of art and history ». Every Saturday, a typical southern French market is held under the town arches.
Avignon, the former pope town, has preserved a rich heritage from the past. Besides the famous bridge, the Pope palace and the ramparts form an exceptional architectural whole, listed as World Heritage by UNESCO. The many churches, chapels and elegant palaces bring a unique atmosphere to the town and offer a beautiful setting for the famous theatre festival of Avignon.
The Cevennes train
On this steam locomotive, you can discover the Gardon valley, from Anduze to Saint Jean du Gard, via La Bambouseraie. A journey through time to discover the most beautiful panoramas of our region.
Parc Parfum d'Aventure
The Parc Parfum d'Aventure offers you 6 tree climb adventure circuits for all levels, to climb from tree to tree. 4 ha of forest and safe activities for the entire family from the age of 3, near the Gardon river.
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Between the Mediterranean Sea and the Cevennes
Camping Mas de Reilhe, a few kilometres from the Languedoc and at the foot of the Cevennes massif, offers the charm of two regions. Situated in the heart of the vineyards, near the medieval villages Sommières and Sauve, this campsite is the ideal starting point to discover the historical wealth of Nîmes, Arles, Avignon, Aigues Mortes and the Pont du Gard, or to visit beautiful natural sites such as the corrie of Navacelles, the Camargue or the Bambouseraie in Anduze.
An ideal region for outdoor activities
A part from the sites to visit, this region, situated between the Mediterranean Sea and the Mountains of the hinterland, is ideal for practising outdoor sports. And besides the watersports activities along the coast, the area of the campsite offers various activities such as canoeing, golf, fishing, horseback riding, hiking and biking path road / mtb and a tree climb adventure park.