The main tourist areas
Grandiose, generous landscapes, chestnut forests, steep gorges and stone houses set into the land - the Cévennes. Both rugged and protective, this difficult country has served as a refuge for outcasts during many periods of history when intolerance was the rule.
The Cévennes steam train will take you from Anduze to Saint-Jean-du-Gard by way of the Bambouseraie. Nearby, you can visit the Trabuc caves, the potteries where Anduze vases are made, the medieval village of Sauve and the Musée du Désert in Mialet, showing the history of Protestantism in the Cévennes.
The Camargue - The Mediterranean coast
A wild land of sea, sand, lagoons and thousands of birds, with herds of wild horses and bulls. Even if man has planted grapes and rice and built a few villages, he lives in the Camargue as a guest of nature.
The beaches and dunes of golden sand seem infinite. Conservation areas are followed by fishing ports and seaside resorts. Le Grau du Roi is one of the most active Mediterranean fishing ports and Port Camargue is the largest marina in Europe.
Scents of lavender, savory and honey. Its landscapes are those of Van Gogh and Cézanne. Frédéric Mistral and Alphonse Daudet celebrated it. Provence, with its traditions and cicadas is at the gates of Nîmes and forms part of its soul.
It is impossible to come to Nîmes and the surrounding area and miss seeing the treasures to be found in Arles, Villeneuve lez Avignon and Avignon which, with Nîmes, form a tourist area.
The Pont du Gard and the Uzège region
Both tamed and wild, the landscapes of the 'Uzège' are made up of garrigue and stone villages, cypresses and vineyards, calling Tuscany to mind.
The Pont du Gard is thes pectacular vestige of a masterly Roman aqueduct that wound through the hills of the Uzège to bring water to Nîmes. Uzès, a superb medieval town and the first duchy of France, has a particularly rich conservation area.