Things to do

Evening out – Estivales in Sommières

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Every Monday evening during summer, the lovely medieval town of Sommières organizes a festive outdoor event around wine and local products. For 4€ you get a glass that you can fill twice with the wines of your choice amongst the selection proposed by the local wine producers. You also have live music and lots of local food […] Read more…

My selection of beaches in the Gard

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Here are 2 ideas of beaches I like going to in the Gard. They are easily accessible for people living or staying in the area between Nimes and Montpellier. The best time to go to the beach in summer is the morning of course. If you arrive around 10am you don’t need to fight for parking. […] Read more…

Cycling along the Via Rhôna

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Looking for a cool outing on a nice autumn/winter day? Jump onto your bikes and cycle along the new “Via Rhôna” cycle path that goes from Gallician to the Tour Carbonnière just before Aigues-Mortes. It’s 9 km long so you can do any length from a few kilometers to nearly 20. It’s nice and flat so easy […] Read more…

Cool family beach restaurant

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It’s only early October… still plenty of time to enjoy lunch at a beach restaurant in the sun of the Secret South!!! Le J in Carnon (Languedoc Roussillon) is actually open all year long. The atmosphere is relaxed and you immediately feel like you’re on holiday. The service is friendly and efficient. The food is very nice […] Read more…

A visit to Calvisson

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Calvisson is one of the villages of the Vaunage valley situated 17 Km West of Nimes, 38 Km East of Montpellier and just a few kilometres from the little town of Sommieres. If you go up to the top of the hill called “Roc de Gachone” where the remains of three windmills overlook the village, […] Read more…

Ambrussum, a hidden Roman treasure

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There are quite a lot of Roman archeological sites in the area (the Pont du Gard, the Amphitheater of Nîmes, the Maison Carrée in Nîmes, the Roman Theatre and Amphitheater of Arles). But if you feel that they get a bit crowded in summer, why not discover a more hidden Roman treasure, the site of […] Read more…

A Sunday at Lunel market

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This is a great family outing for a Sunday morning. Lunel is a little medieval town half way between Nîmes and Montpellier. It holds several markets (covered and outdoors) during the week, but the best moment to go is on a Sunday morning as you will be able to enjoy at the same time, the […] Read more…

Wine tasting at Grès Saint Paul

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When driving around between Montpellier and Nîmes you’ll see masses of vineyards and will probably come across lots of local wine producers. It is usually very easy to just drive into one of those wine properties and have a wine tasting session. So don’t hesitate, even if you haven’t heard of that « château » yet, this […] Read more…