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  • 1 West Front of the Church Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    F - 30800 Saint-Gilles

    The west front of St Gilles is a remarkable example of Romanesque sculpture in the South of France. Created in the 12C by artists of several schools (five different styles in all), it draws its inspiration from antiquity: high relief, draped and plea..

  • 2 La Cocalière Cave Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    F - 30500 Courry

    Via a staircase with 252 steps hewn out of the rock, you come to the galleries, which are open to visitors and extend over approximately 1km. The cave's rich and varied concretions that reflect in the pools of water - fed by waterfalls - make it exce..

  • 3 Grotte de Trabuc Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    F - 30140 Mialet

    This cave, the largest in the Cévennes, was inhabited in the Neolithic Age, then served as a residence to the Romans, a refuge to the Camisards during the Wars of Religion, and finally as a den to bandits, armed with pistols or trabucs (flintlocks), ..

  • 4 Empéri Museum Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Montée du Puech F - 13300 Salon-de-Provence

    The museum's collection, housed in the Château de l'Empéri, illustrate the history of the French army from the reign of Louis XIV to 1918. The fine architecture of the rooms highlights the 10,000 pieces on display, including uniforms, harnesses, flag..

  • 5 Ochre Trail Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    Hameau des Ocres F - 84220 Roussillon

    The two trails are signposted (yellow or red depending on their length) and marked with signs that help to identify the particular flora in these ochre hills (holm and white oaks, juniper bushes, etc) and to explore the amazing landscapes formed by t..

  • 6 Castellaras Belvedere Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    F - 84380 Sault

    Situated on the left side of the Gorges de la Nesque Road at an altitude of 734m, this belevedere owes its name to an ancient oppidum. A stele features an extract from Mistral's Calendau. The view is remarkable of the string of gorges and steep Cire ..

  • 7 Col de l'Asclier Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    D152 F - 30124 L'Estréchure

    From St-Jean-du-Gard, the Col de l'Asclier road heads through the Gardon and Hérault valleys, to the foot of the Aigoual. Beyond Milliérines the landscape becomes wild; the road overlooks the little tributary valleys of the Gardon de St Jean before s..

  • 8 Mont Lozère Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    F - 30450 Génolhac

    This imposing granite massif rises majestically between Florac, Mende, Génolhac and Villefort. The symbol of the département to which it gives its name, its highest point reaches 1 699m (sommet de Finiels). Its desolate landscape strewn with granite ..

  • 9 Col du Minier Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    D48 F - 30570 L'Espérou

    At 1 264m, the Col du Minier offers fine views of Mont Séranne and the Montdardier plateau. A monument commemorates General Huntziger and his companions, killed in an air crash in 1941. Towards Vigan lies the Puéchagut arboretum, established by Georg..

  • 10 Guidon du Bouquet Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    F - 30580 Seynes

    Dominating a vast horizon between the Gard and the Ardèche, the beak-like hight point of the Bouquet range is reached by a steep track, passing the ruins of Château du Bouquet. From the summit the view takes in the Cévennes plateaus, the jumble of pe..

  • 11 Concluses de Lussan Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    F - 30580 Lussan

    The waters of the Aiguillon dry out in summer to the extent that its course may be walked along, but its power has carved a passageway through limestone. The Aiguillon Gorge acquired the name "Concluses" from the Occitan word conclusas mean..

  • 12 Uzès Old Town Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Place aux Herbes F - 30700 Uzès

    Start in place aux Herbes, the heart of the old town which is very lively on Wednesday mornings on account of its farmers' market. Don't miss the Duché, a proud medieval fortress with a Renaissance façade and take in the view from the top of the tour..

  • 13 Petit Palais Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    21 pl. du Palais des Papes F - 84000 Avignon

    The Pope bought Cardinal Arnaud de Via's palace in 1335 to install the bishop's house there. It now houses the Petit Palais Museum's paintings, of which the Campana Collection of Italian paintings from the 13C and 16C is the high point. Don't miss Th..

  • 14 Rocher des Doms Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    Rocher des Doms F - 84000 Avignon

    A stone's throw from the Papal Palace. From the different levels you can take in views of the Rhône, St Bénézet Bridge, Philippe-le-Bel Tower and the fort of St André de Villeneuve-lès-Avignon, Mt Ventoux, the Alpilles...

  • 15 Abbaye de Sénanque Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    F - 84220 Gordes

    An excellent example of Cistercian art, this monastery founded in 1148 has retained its ancient layout, with the exception of the lay wing (18C). The medieval parts are made from local stone and boast finely sculpted joints. The church does not face ..

  • 16 Village des Bories Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Lieu-dit Les Savournins F - 84220 Gordes

    Musée de l'Habitat Rural. The museum is comprised of twenty or so buildings, houses, sheepfolds and barns of various shapes and sizes, two to five centuries old and built with materials found on site (mainly flagstone) and all arranged about a baker'..

  • 17 Colorado de Rustrel Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    F - 84400 Rustrel

    There are several circuits that take you around the earth pillars, the Sahara, the Cirque de Barriès, waterfalls, the river of sand, the tunnel... the shapes and landscapes of today are the result of human activity (stopped in 1956) and erosion.

  • 18 Gallo-Roman Remains Recommended Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    r. Bernard-Noël F - 84110 Vaison-la-Romaine

    This huge 15ha field of ruins reveals the daily life of antique Vasio. The remains are those of the outer quarters of the Gallo-Roman city, with heterogeneous housing. Its centre (forum and outskirts) is covered by the modern town of Vaison. Digs are..

  • 19 The village Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    pl. de la Poste F - 84220 Roussillon

    The best way to discover the village of Roussillon is to arrive at dusk when the oblique rays of the sun light up the ochre-painted houses. The sight is grandiose. Starting on the left of the Tourist Office, follow rue des Bourgades then ruelle de l'..

  • 20 The Alpilles Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    F - 13520 Les Baux-de-Provence

    Located between Arles and Avignon, the Alpilles chain is a geological extension of the Luberon, divided into the Alpilles des Baux to the West and the Alpilles d'Eygalières to the East. The villages (Les Baux-de-Provence, Fontvieille, Maussane, etc.)..

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