Here are just a few of many interesting places to visit in the area:

The Area
Les Ballades
Rooute de Lezan
30350 Canaules, France
Les Ballades
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 collection
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 away.