The most beautiful visits to do in the Gard
During your holidays in the Gard, Camping L’olivier ✰✰✰ will tell you or advise you on activities, outings and visits to do around Massillargues-Attuech. We have found you a multitude of things to do and there is something for everyone.
This region of the Cevennes will enchant you with its authentic character, its know-how and its enchanting landscapes.
Towns and villages to visit near the Cevennes
The pretty and picturesque town of Anduze capital of the Vase d’Anduze , the gateway to the Cevennes, located just five minutes from Camping L’Olivier is a city steeped in history and heritage that will seduce many holidaymakers. Throughout the year, do not miss the traditional Gard market on Thursday mornings, and in July August, the Anduze night market is a must, every Tuesday evening.
A visit is essential in the city of Alès which is the capital of the Cevennes and UNESCO World Heritage. She will be able to offer you various visits and activities. From the botanical garden Les Camélias de la Prairie, through Fort Vauban, and the Witness Mine and not to mention the Mechanical Pole of Alès for thrill seekers, there will be something for everyone.
A small detour will be mandatory to the sumptuous city of Nîmes, known for its magnificent monuments, such as its arena built in the year 70 and the Maison Carrée, a Roman temple in white limestone.
The city of Uzès, the first duchy of France, will seduce you with its Mediterranean climate and its natural heritage.
A multitude of must-see places such as Mialet, St-Jean-du-Gard, Aigues-Mortes, Grau du Roi and many others will undoubtedly be destinations to visit during your stay in the Gard.
The unmissable cultural visits to do
The Cave of Trabuc
A 100% Nature “emotion” tour, to discover the secret of the 100,000 soldiers, and the magic of crystal clear waters.
Live a privileged moment, on an interactive light path, soundproofed and secure.
Side by side with a calcite setting, unusual and poetic, a true geological memory of the Cevennes.
The Pont du Gard
Located 50 km from the campsite, the spectacular work of art, the Pont du Gard will be a must visit. Not far from the pretty town of Nîmes in the Gard department, you will be dazzled by this three-level bridge intended for the passage of a Roman aqueduct.
Maison Rouge – Museum of the Cevennes valleys
Located 19 km from the campsite, you will discover all the Cevennes in a museum !
Why is the chestnut tree called the breadfruit, the mulberry tree, the golden tree? An incredible collection of 10,000 objects gives an understanding of the life and know-how of the Cevennes. The man and the objects he made are at the center of the discourse of this museum of society. The spinning mill (the first to have innovated using steam and the last in operation) has been sublimated by a renovation and a deliberately contemporary extension. A digital tablet with games for children is offered at the reception.
Visit the Gard with your family
The steam train of the Cévennes
Located 4.6 km from the campsite l’Olivier in the Gard and open from April 1st to October 31st, come and discover the Cévennes aboard an authentic steam train. You can discover the Gardons valley and its admirable panoramas during a 13-kilometer trip.
Don’t forget to come and visit the locomotive and witness the crews filling up with water and lubricating the connecting rods.
The Bamboo Grove
Located 8 km from the campsite, the unmissable in the region is the visit of the Bamboo grove in the Cevennes, it is classified among the most beautiful gardens in France. More than a thousand varieties of bamboo are unveiled in this exceptional botanical garden.
A trip that will please the whole family and nature lovers.