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Attractive Holiday Gites for rental in Gard - Rent-in-FranceSearch Rent-in-France for Gard self catering holiday rental cottages, gites and villas in France. Gard is one of the original 83 departments which were created back on March 4, 1790 from the ancient province of Languedoc. Situated in Southern France, Gard is part of the Languedoc-Roussillon region and is surrounded by the departments of Lozère, Vaucluse, Hérault, Bouches-du-Rhône, Aveyron and Ardèche. Gard takes its name after the River Gardon, at approximately 133km long the river rises in the Cévennes range of mountains and ends into the Rhône River at Beaucaire, across from Vallabrègues. Being part of the rural Languedoc region, Gard is an unspoilt department of France.

Self catering holiday homes in Gard, France offer holidaymakers a fantastic opportunity to get away from everyday life with its beautiful mediterranean beaches, stone villages that bask in the summer sunshine and its dramatic gorges that run through the forested hills. Due to the peaceful rural atmosphere the department offers up some magnificent hiking and walking to be enjoyed during a Gard holiday. The Cevennes Mountains are a great location for climbing enthusiasts, along with horse riding and mountain biking  in the forests and canoeing in the Georges du Gardon. Having previously been a Roman stronghold, Gard has a strong historic and traditional background. Everything from the delicacies the Gard has to offer to the music and local art, they have all got local distinct flavours.  Gard is the home to 3 of the 33 officially listed Grand Sites of France. These are the Cirque de Navacelles, the Aven d’Orgnac and the Pont du Gard.Pont Du Gard - Search Rent-in-France for Beautiful Gard Holiday Homes

 

Places to visit in Gard, France

Due to their fantastic coastal location, the Mediterranean beaches located at the southern tip of Gard prove very popular with holidaymakers. Rent a Gard holiday property in the town of Aiges-Mortes and experience Gard’s perfect blend of history and traditions, along with the sweeping beaches and moderns resorts of La Grande Motte, Le Grau du Roi and Port Camargue.

Stay in a French self catering Villa in Gard, France and enjoy the many festivals and events that can be found - Mostly with their focus on the traditional music from Gard. In addition, be sure to enjoy some of the splendid local foods and wine.

Visit Nimes - Rent Gard Accommodation on Rent-in-FranceNimes - Famous for its spectacular Roman architecture and most importantly the Pont du Gard. The Pont du Gard is a 2000 year old aqueduct and is believed to be the biggest bridge ever built by the Romans. To get a real feel of how big it actually is why not take a swim underneath whilst on holiday in Gard. Or perhaps take a trip to one of the best remaining amphitheatres or the Roman temple! For the art lovers out there, a trip to the Carre d’Art is a must – Enthusiasts of modern contemporary art will love it!

Vigan - Visit Vigan and you can make the trip to the Bamboo garden of Prafrance where you can enjoy fantastic great bamboos as there is over 15 hectares of exotic bamboo planting.

 

Sommieres -  A small medieval town and castle. Set in a beautiful area with the abbey buildings at Saint-Giles to your south. Saint-Giles and its buildings are an area not to be missed when renting a holiday rental in Gard, France.

Uzes - Located in north central Gard, Uzes is a historical town with some fantastic medieval buildings to admire. Chateau de Portes is home to the strange 12th century castle.

Cevennes National Park Located in the mountains of Cevennes this national park is a great place to slow down and relax during your trip to Gard. Home to the Aven Armand Cave, visitors can see a number of flamingos and bulls grazing the delta of the river Rhone.

Overall, a self catering holiday rental cottages & gites in Gard, France will offer you plenty of space and freedom along with the privacy to relax and enjoy discovering what the beautiful Gard area has to offer. Be sure to visit the eastern section of the Gard, this area attracts the most visitors due to a number of important attractions in and around the town of Nimes. These attractions include the roman aqueduct and the roman ruins that still stand.The Fantastic Amphitheatre in Nimes

The temperatures in Gard, France are very pleasant with warm, long summers with the temperature rising above 20°C from early spring all the way through to mid autumn. It’s this climate that makes a Rent-in-France holiday rental in Gard, France the ideal location for fishing and walking holidays even during the quiet periods when all the main tourists and crowds have left the area.

The main airport in Gard, France is Nimes (FNI). Both RyanAir and British Airways provide a range of fantastic deals and cheap flights direct to Gard. There are flights from London Gatwick (LGW), Luton (LTN), Stansted (STN) and Liverpool (LPL) that depart on a daily basis. 

 

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