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Avignon Bridge with Popes Palace, Pont Saint-Bénezet, Provence, France
Avignon Bridge with Popes Palace, Pont Saint-Bénezet, Provence, France
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Nîmes Pont du Gard

Discover the Pont du Gard, at only 4 kilometers of the boutique hotel Domaine des Escaunes for a unique visit of this kind. This Roman aqueduct, pass trough of the Gardon River, served to supply the town of Nîmes with water.

In the surrounding area of the boutique hotel Domaine des Escaunes you can discover also Nimes and his traditions: bull fights (corridas), sport meetings and music events, the museum of old Nimes, the museum of bull culture, archeological museum, and museum of modern art. Don’t miss the famous feast of Whitsun or grape harvest who will initiate you to the Provençal and typical traditions of Nimes. A great opportunity to immerse you into the real life of our region, and to better understand their culture.

Avignon and the Popes Palace

Dominating the town of Avignon and the Rhone River, the majestic Popes Palace composes the Pont Saint Benezet, the retaining walls surrounding the town, the Small Palace, the Cathedral of Doms and the town walls. The famous Pont d’Avignon was constructed, conform the legend, in the XIIth century by a young shepherd of Vivarais, Bénezet, by order of the heaven. Finished in 1185, he made the first crossing of the Rhone between Lyon and the sea. The bridge was about 900m long and counts 22 arches.

The Popes Palace at Avignon, are also events that you may not miss:

  • Alterarosa
  • Les luminessences d’Avignon (light show)
  • The paintings on the walls

And don’t forget the famous Theatre Festival of Avignon during the month of July… today on of the most important modern international artistic life events.

The Camargue

The Camargue is situated in the Provence at the outflow into the Rhone. It’s one of the principal stops for the migration of the birds in Europe with more than 300 different varieties. In a unique natural environment, you will discover the traditional breeding of the bulls and the white horses of the Camargue, the culture of the cattleman, and small towns with a rich and exceptional history: Arles, Aigues-Mortes and Saintes Maries de la Mer

Uzès, city of art and history

This is the edge of Alzon, around the source of Eure that we found the first traces of human work in Uzès.

At the beginning of our era, Romans were taking the water from Uzès to take it to Nîmes by an aqueduct long of 50 km. The Pont du Gard is the part most important of this aqueduct.

Since years 50’s, the economic development of Uzès increases with the tourism and also the installation of buildings like the psychiatric hospital centre and the new local hospital, the candy Haribo, the National Haras. Across Place du Duché is the attractive 18th-century Hôtel de Ville, while to the left of the Duché is a Crypt believed to date from the 4th century, with some primitive bas-reliefs.