Posts Tagged ‘Nîmes’

10 reasons for choosing to live in Generac (Gard)

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Generac is a lively village of the Gard situated between Languedoc and Provence, 10 mins from Nimes and 30 mins from Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, the heart of Camargue. Here are 10 reasons why it is a nice village to live in:  1. Lots of activities offered in the village (yoga, tennis, hitchhiking association, football club, danse classes…) […] Read more…

Don’t miss El Callejon Wine Bar

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For drinking nice wine in an animated atmosphere in the centre of Nîmes, don’t miss El Callejon Wine Bar. I went on a Thursday evening and it was definitely the place to be in Nîmes that evening ! Sitting comfortably around a low table with friends or perched on a high stool around an old wine […] Read more…

A bit of home decoration

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As days become shorter and one tends to spend a bit less time outdoors, I have decided that this is an ideal moment to put a bit of energy into my home. My house is a typical French 19th Century town house with marble mantel pieces, a central stone staircase and a big entrance hall. […] Read more…

Time to prepare your next holidays

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Your summer holidays already feel like they were ages ago and the autumn weather is starting to make you feel down hearted. Don’t worry, just start planning your next holidays! I have just visited a lovely house to rent in Marsillargues that would make a fabulous starting point to discover the area. The pretty village of Marsillargues […] Read more…

One of France’s best-kept secrets

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Have a look at this introduction of the “Rough Guide to Languedoc Roussillon”… it’s all about secret… “The Languedoc and Roussillon region is one of France’s best-kept secrets. While Provence and the Côte d’Azur just across the Rhône have been living it up, attracting movie stars and the masses, its less pretentious neighbour has remained in […] Read more…

Asian-Meditarranean fusion in Aigues-Mortes

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Here is another address off the usual tourists tracks. Boem is a restaurant in Aigues-Mortes, outside the old town walls where most visitors go. It serves refined fusion Asian-Mediterranean food. We loved it all, including the mango mojitos. My only comment is : be careful of the size of the servings… we really had too much to eat. […] Read more…

Fun, friendly & unconventional

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Now this is a very non touristy address in the middle of quite a touristy part of the Grau du Roi (one of the Gard’s main sea-side towns). It’s a surprising restaurant to discover with loads of personality. La Reine du Grau has a vintage industrial look with its wooden painted floor, large yellow wooden bar, industrial suspension […] Read more…

Where to eat an ice cream in Nîmes

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When you are visiting Nîmes on a hot summer day, stopping at a shady terrace for an ice cream is very tempting. But please don’t stop anywhere (and don’t just eat any old industrial ice lolly). Nîmes has so much better to offer! Here is the address of a lovely old fashioned patisserie in the […] Read more…

Others talk about “The secret South of France”

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Haha, look, I’m not the only one to refer to the Gard as “the Secret South” of France. Here is a fun and truthful article published in the ft.com “Life&Arts” section. I like the last paragraph describing the Gard as “a perfect blend of grit and sophistication; ease and sensation; comfort and adventure.” before concluding […] 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…

Languedoc Living website

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Here is a useful website in English aimed mainly at English speaking residents of Languedoc Rousillon.WOW! Languedoc Living has a general news section (not only dedicated to Langedoc news) so it is a good way to get national French news in English. The website also offers lots of info about local events happening around the […] Read more…