Here are just a few of many interesting places to visit in the area:
Rooute de Lezan
30350 Canaules, France
Route de Lezan, 30350 Canaules, Gard, France
Anduze - www.ot-anduze.fr
Anduze - The Gateway to the Cevennes -a lively tourist
town with many good restaurants , shops & cafe’s -only
11 km away. It is also the starting point for the
"train-a-vapeur", the steam train, that will take you up
to Saint Jean du Gard - a trip well worth taking for the
wonderful views. There is only one stop on the way, at
"La Bambouseraie" which has Europe’s largest bamboo
Uzès - www.uzes-tourisme.com/
Uzès (35 km east of Canaules) is famous
throughout France for it’s huge Saturday
market when the whole place literally becomes
one big open air market
Near Uzès you will also find the world famous
Pont du Gard, an old roman via- and aqueduct
spanning the Gardon river. It has been
declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Avignon - www.avignon-et-provence.com
If you continue east from Uzes you will
arrive at Avignon where the popes resided
in the 14th century. Avignon is still
surrounded by it's city walls from the 13th
century. Avignon is classified as a World
Heritage Site. The enourmous Papal Palace
is an absolute must to visit.
Nimes - www.ot-nimes.fr
Nimes with the best preserved Roman Arena in the
world is well worth a visit. The Arena that once
featured the traditional Roman games, now houses
bullfights and concerts. Nimes also has many other
remnants from Roman times.
In the winding pedestrianised backstreets north of
the Arena you will find charming boutiques and
pavement cafes leading off from wide boulevards.
Camargue - www.camargue.fr
Camargue, famous for its white horses,
flamingos and black bulls, is the river delta of
the Rhone river. With an area of over 930 km2
(360 sq mi), the Camargue is western Europe's
largest river delta.
On the far western edge you will also find the
medieval fortress-town of Aigues-Mortes.
The Cevennes - www.cevennes-parcnational.fr
For the walking enthusiasts the Cevennes mountains
offer great opportunities. The famous book "Travels with
a Donkey in the Cevennes" written by Robert Louis
Stevenson in 1879 describes a journey between Le Puy
and Saint Jean du Gard (where the steam train above
stops). Many intrepid hikers follow this path.
From the balcony of our house, you can watch the sun
set over the Cevennes Mountains - they are not far