Historic sites

Unique historic sites: dedicated men and women!

From Provence to Camargue, from the Rhone to the Mediterranean, the Gard département is witness to the history of France and that of the people who shaped this territory. The greatest architectural sites, like the Pont du Gard, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Amphitheatre of Nîmes, the ramparts of Aigues-Mortes, Fort Saint-André across from the Papal Palace, to the smallest, like the troglodytic Abbey of Saint-Roman, the Val de Bénédiction Pontificale Charterhouse, the Gallo-Roman Mas des Tourelles, offer a journey through time from ancient Gallo-Roman times to the present. All these sites are also very much alive in the 21st century with dedicated men and women sharing a wide variety of projects and activities with the public: research projects with the CNRS are undertaken, authors’ residences and performances are organized, Costières de Nîmes AOC wines are produced, activities and exhibitions are held…

  • L’Abbaye Saint-André

    L’Abbaye Saint-André

    L'histoire de ce site unique remonte au VIe siècle. Située sur le mont Andaon, dans l’imposante enceinte du Fort Saint-André, l’abbaye...

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  • La Tour Philippe le Bel

    La Tour Philippe le Bel

    The Philippe le Bel tower has been dominating the whole of Provence since the 13th century. Acting as the keeper...

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  • Les tours et remparts d’Aigues-Mortes

    Les tours et remparts d’Aigues-Mortes

    The Kingdom of France’s top Mediterranean port, the town of Aigues-Mortes was built by King Louis IX (Saint Louis) in...

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  • L’Abbatiale de Saint-Gilles

    L’Abbatiale de Saint-Gilles

    Built during the last part of the 12th century and finished in the 13th, the "Abbey of Saint-Gilles" was, throughout...

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  • Abbaye troglodytique de Saint-Roman

    Abbaye troglodytique de Saint-Roman

    This Historic Monument is a very old troglodytic monastery excavated by hermits then by Benedictine monks in a hill in...

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  • Mas gallo-romain des Tourelles

    Mas gallo-romain des Tourelles

    Open from 1 April to 30 September : every days from 10am to 12am and from 2pm to 6pm (except...

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  • Le Fort Saint André

    Le Fort Saint André

    Proudly poised across from Avignon, Fort Saint-André is testimony even today to the role bestowed upon it by the Kings...

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  • La Chartreuse

    La Chartreuse

    Across from Avignon, in the heart of Villeneuve-lez-Avignon, the Charterhouse was founded in the 14th century by Pope Innocent VI....

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  • Les Arènes de Nîmes

    Les Arènes de Nîmes

    The Amphitheatre of Nîmes is the best preserved ancient Roman amphitheatre. It was built circa AD 90-120. At the time...

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  • Le Pont du Gard

    Le Pont du Gard

    A listed UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Pont du Gard is the most prestigious part of the 50-km aqueduct built...

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