In the gentle Provence region, Avignon boasts picturesque medieval streets. Along with festivals, the city which was “the Vatican in Provence” offers unparalleled cultural diversity: the Pont Saint-Bénezet, boat trips from the Rhône, the markets with the aromas of olives and melon, the silk street… Avignon is a detour sure to leave you with precious memories.
Over 800 km2, mainly dedicated to growing lavender in various undulating shades of blue, alternating with the golden wheat. In November, the ochre cultivated soil contrasts against the pure blue winter sky. The surprising display of nature and its unique aroma is an invitation to creative inspiration and dreaming.
From the historic “Florent Zan liquorice” to new multicoloured sweets, the Uzès sweets factory continues to innovate! A detour to the heart of the world of sugar and gourmet sweets to help you understand everything there is to know about this tasty industry. A museum which contains old posters and old copper tanks.
The small village of Uzès showcases various examples of its past. This makes it a must-see when visiting this marvellous region. The Place aux Herbes – where a traditional market is held every Saturday and visited by the most demanding customers – offers local produce… The medieval palace, with over 450 vegetable, ornamental and medicinal species… Modern artworks are displayed to underline the link to artists, and finally the 100-step tower invites brave visitors to admire one of the most breathtaking views in the region.
For those who prefer to stay on dry land, there’s nothing quite like mountain biking to experience splendid villages, pass under the Pont du Gard, cross thousand-year old quarries and come back with some exceptional memories!
Get off the beaten track and enjoy a canoe/kayak trip on the Gardon, somewhere between the clear river and bright sky, to discover the fauna and flora of this exceptional region.
Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Costières de Nîmes, Gigondas, Tavel, Lirac… These appellations and major names in wine attract the finest connoisseurs to discover a rich and appealing region: over 1,000 routes are available, allowing you to stroll through the vines and discover the châteaux and their finest vintages.
Just a few kilometres from Le Vieux Castillon, Uzès Golf Club welcomes you to its a 2,955 m, 9-hole, par 12 course, with plenty of variations and difficulties both for beginners and experienced golfers. Accessible for a green fee, during a lesson or just as a visitor, the golf course enjoys a mild and peaceful climate allowing it to be open all year round.
Remains of the famous Roman aqueduct, Pont du Gard was built by Emperor Claudius in around 50AD. It was designed to connect Nîmes, a city undergoing rapid expansion, to the sources of water required by this development. It is an example of Roman history and the brilliance of its technical inventions. It is also the only site to be both a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a Grand Site de France.