Tag Archives: Southern France

St Ambroix Tuesday Market, Gard, Southern France

Photos taken June 25, 2013. The town of St Ambroix, at the northwestern edge of the Cevennes mountains, is large enough to offer a range of services but small enough to maintain its small town ambience. As such its Tuesday … Continue reading

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Canoeing Down the Ardeche, Southern France

Written June 14, 2013. Having canoed down the Gardon river the week before, descending the Ardeche, which forms the border between the departments of Gard and Ardeche, was high on our list of musts for our last two weeks in … Continue reading

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Hiking the Cliffs Above the Gardon River, Southern France

Written June 10, 2013. Inspired by our canoe trip down the Gardon the week before, we set out on this 12.5 kilometer hike to take in the gorge views from the top of the cliffs. The Gardon, also known as … Continue reading

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Cirque de Navacelles, Southern France

Written June 7, 2013. Listed as one of the top sights in Gard, the Cirque de Navacelles is worth a visit for both the scenic drive through the gorge of the Vis river and the valley views over the cirque … Continue reading

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St Jean du Gard Tuesday Market, Southern France

Less touristy than some of the more well-known markets in the region, the lively and popular St Jean du Gard Tuesday market fills the streets of this cevennol town in northern Gard. With one of the largest selections of dry … Continue reading

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Floating Under the Pont du Gard, Southern France

The Pont du Gard, one of the best preserved Roman aqueducts in the world, is located at the end of a pretty gorge on the Gard (French) or Gardon (Occitan) river, northeast of Nîmes. The 8 km, 2 hour canoe … Continue reading

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Salins du Midi, Camargue, Southern France

From south wall of Aigues Mortes you can see the mountains of salt of the Salins du Midi, where salt has been produced since Roman times, including the well known brand Baleine. Although no public road really gets close enough … Continue reading

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