This is a marvellous area for exploring rural Provence ,Gard and the Cevennes. Avignon to the south is only 20 minutes drive and is a bustling town famous for the Palais des Papes and its famous bridge over the Rhone. Further north is Orange,Pont du Gard ( the Roman aquaduct ) and Nimes, home to one of the oldest bull rings in Europe, and nearer still the enchanting old town of Uzes ( 15 minutes drive ) with its Ducal Palace and little winding cobble streets full of interesting antique shops and cafe restaurants. The actual village is tiny but has an extremely decent local restaurant, general store, tabac for newspapers, boulangerie and excellent hairdressers. There is a most wonderful brocante market at Villeneuve les Avignon every Saturday morning where locals buy plates of oysters washed down with icy Pic Poul white wine in the Provencal square.
How to get there
Avignon Airport 40mins, Nimes Airport 30 mins , Marseilles 1 hour, Montpellier 45mins. Avignon TGV station 20 mins for easy access from Paris and London. Car hire is essential.
Chateauneuf du pape 15mins, St Laurence des Arbres 5 mins,Uzes 15 mins , Avignon 20 mins drive. Pont du Gard 15 mins.
Canoeing at Remoulins 10 mins
Great area for cyclists
In the middle of Cote de Rhone so wonderful for wine tasting at Lirac, Tavel, Chateau Neuf du Papes, Girondas
Special Interest Holidays
Painting, cooking, wine tasting , marriages, art festivals Arles and Avignon, suitable for corporate events and entertaining
La Grande Motte is 40 mins drive. This is a very good wide expanse of sand with clean sea. The Paillotte Bambou beach club is full of beautiful people :)) plays chill out music and has very good fresh fish ! the restaurant must be booked in high season.