Discover the many activities offered around our Mas
The Tornac Castle(11 th and 12 th century).
Its square tower dates back to the 11th century but has been in ruins since 1792 (the French Revolution). It is currently being restored once more.
This fortress strategically dominates the right bank of Gardon Anduze: it could protect the road leading to Anduze and the Cevennes.
From here you have a magnificent view of Anduze and the vineyards of Tornac.
Access is free but you need good shoes to reach the castle.
Whole families like to visit this museum. It has been dedicated to sweets of all kinds since 1996!
You will discover the story of the family who created it.
The old posters and boxes will show you the evolution of advertising and packaging.
The games will teach children everything about sugar, confectionery and the operation of this factory.
Every week we give you the information provided by the Tourism Center on local activities and entertainment.
That fantastic garden carries you right away into a large exotic decor( 12 hectares). Even if the bambooes reign supreme, you can also admire outstanding trees( size, age...) such as sequoias, gingkos bilobas, cryptomerias, tulip trees, magnolias and camellias.
The different forms of laying out take you through different worlds, with the aquatic garden, the bamboo forest, the Japanese garden, the labyrinth, the Chinese palm-tree avenue, the garden with Eugene's pools or else the Mazel Greenhouses.
That crystallised cave is animated by moving clear water that flows from "gour" ( deep basin) to cascades, from petrified flows to turquoise underground lake.
One of the largest caves in Cévennes, it was discovered in 1945 and contains the mysterious 100 000 soldiers, a unique concretion that surprisingby seems to guard that stone setting, 100 meters below ground.
The modern use of lights reveals curiosities, ancient geological features and tells of a great human adventure.
1km route has been fitted out and made safe: you can walk alone with the audio-guide( or with a guide in season). It makes you feel closer to the original environement, just like the first explorer.
All aboard and close the doors! The train is leaving now!
Whistling, steam gushing, the locomotive starts slowly and disappears into a long tunnel.
Start a 13-kilometer journey through the Cévennes mountains, aboard open cars or in elegant and comfortable cars of yesteryear.
The train winds through the grandiose landscapes of the Gardon Valley. When the train stops at train stations, locomotive engineers and locomotive drivers explain the operation of the steam engine they have renovated.
You can also walk around and discover all kinds of collected objects.
Surrounded by wooded hills, vineyards and orchards, Sauve is a small village of Gard located between Quissac and Sommières 35 kilometers from Nîmes and the edge of the Cevennes.
Built at the foot of the Sea of Rocks, a karst chaos with ruiniform turrets, Sauve sits on the banks of Vidourle as its picturesque Old Bridge spans with its stone arches.
Founded in the 11th century, the old village of Sauve is a maze of narrow streets, stairs, vaulted passage and beautiful houses with Gothic facades from the fourteenth to the eighteenth centuries.
A curiosity of the town is the Fontaine de Sauve, a resurgence of the same type as the Fontaine-de-Vaucluse. Gushing out of the rocks, its torrent is particularly impressive in autumn.
Also interesting and unique to Sauve, is its Conservatoire de la Fourche, the only place to still make hawkwood forks.
The Abarines bridge has spanned the Gardon for more than a century. Legend has it that the stone building, built to open up the valley, was designed by Gustave Eiffel. In 1900, after two years of work, the bridge was inaugurated. Today, during the beautiful season, it is used by thousands of cars that join Saint-Jean-du-Gard or Mialet. Stopover vacationers or relaxing place of the inhabitants, the beach located under the high vault of 30 meters high is very successful.
Anduze Night Market
Organized by the Union of Traders of Anduze, the Night Market is the meeting place of the summer holidays in Anduze.
Every Tuesday evening, the whole city is invested with stands of artists, artisans and local producers.
From 19h00 until 23h00 approximately
CONCERTS from 19h30
At the Domaine de Comiac, near Anduze, in Saint Jean de Crieulon, the vault smells of the past with its wooden barrels and traditional vats. It has been six years since Elena and Marc settled in this seventeenth century farmhouse which has become a guest house. Enjoying an exceptional terroir at the foot of the Cévennes mountains, the vines are planted on shallow clay and limestone soils. and stony, facing south, with a very hot and dry climate that allows the development of very aromatic wines. In the cellar Marc uses his know-how (experience of more than 30 years in cooperative cellars), focusing on quality: rigorous selection and traditional vinification. This quality work was rewarded with 3 gold medals by the guide Gilbert and Gaillard:
Come visit the winemaker http://www.domainedecomiac.com/, taste his wine, discover his winemaking techniques, to enjoy a great moment of pleasure and conviviality.
The ramparts of Aigues-Mortes are a masonry wall protecting the city center of Aigues-Mortes, Gard, France. Built between 1272 and 1300 near the tower of Constance, the ramparts are spread over a length of 1,600 meters. They are especially the wish of Louis IX.
The Saintes Maries de la Mer are located at the edge of the Mediterranean, in the heart of the Camargue Natural Park. Surrounded by vast plains of beautiful and wild ponds, the city offers many activities against the backdrop of a protected environment that has remained authentic.
The Saintes Maries are famous for the tradition they have kept, land of welcome for gypsies, high place of pilgrimage, all this rich folklore in color, music and spirituality attracts many visitors throughout the year.
Step on the way to Compostela, Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert and its church, jewel of the Languedoc's Romanesque art, occupy a wild site at the entrance of the Verdus gorges and the circus of the Infernet. From the Place de la Liberté and its imposing 150-year-old plane tree, the village spreads its narrow streets, still admiring Renaissance mullioned windows, twin bays and gothic lintels. The Devil's Bridge or Bridge called "Pont de Saint Guilhem" is part of the legend surrounding Guilhem; it is on the road that leads to Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert. We practice all year hiking, caving, and especially canoeing upstream village Ganges road, 2 km before arriving at the village of Saint-Guilhem, from May to September.
The cave of Clamouse is located in Saint-Jean-de-Fos in the department of Herault, at the foot of the Séranne. Its access is a few hundred meters upstream from the Pont du Diable, near the medieval village of Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert, on the west wall of the Hérault Gorge.
This Romanesque chapel was built between 1992 and 1998 on the site of a ruined sheepfold on the occasion of the 400th anniversary of L'Édit de Nantes, near Quissac about 6km from Mas le Crieulon.
La Couvertoirade was from the outset a center of agricultural exploitation for the Templars. On these lands, they make peasants cultivate cereals, raise horses (for war) and sheep (for meat, skins, milk). A village develops around the castle, still visible today. In 1312, the Temple Order was dissolved. All of their property goes to the Hospitallers who become the new masters of La Couvertoirade. The town had 135 lights in 1328, or about 800 people. In the middle of the 14th century, the "Routiers" (companies of mercenaries living in more or less organized and often poorly disciplined bands) plundered the Larzac. For fear of these armed bands, the inhabitants ended up fortifying the town from 1439 to 1445. It was Déodat d'Alaus, master mason of Saint-Beauzély, who was responsible for carrying out this work. Unfortunately, this territory will already have been greatly depopulated.
The Mont Aigoual Meteo France Observatory is located at an altitude of 1567 meters. It is the highest point of the Gard department and dominates the southern slope of the Cévennes arc. Meteorologists introduce you to weather science and how to observe the weather. Discover Aigoual throughout the seasons, its unique history and its exceptional climatology.The Aigoual massif is renowned for its hikes and has more than 28 trails to discover and to suit everyone's tastes.
The Crespenou gorges and the Fressac castle
Departure hike: From the locality La Selve 2km500 before arriving at Durfort on the D117 on your left coming from Sauve.
Superb walk with a short round trip shortly after departure, to the Crespenou gorges where the river has carved out pots in a parade not to be missed.The following will take you to the castle of Fressac where you will discover a superb panorama, you will then pass through the village of the same name to reach the remains of a galena mine and end your loop with a last rather steep climb before passing by the beautiful Mas du Vieux Fournet which you will bypass to reach your starting point.