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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Gard

The village of Avèze grew up at the foot of the Causse de Blandas and extends to Vigan by the suburb Rochebelle. Its picturesque streets, quaint mansions once alternated with mills, farms and apple orchards that lined the valley bottoms.

The town has a large hydraulic heritage and keeps the memory of many families and figures that have marked the history of the Cevennes : the Vabres- Beaufort, Montcalm, the caver Robert Joly...

Geographical information

Latitude43.9705680 (N 43° 58’ 14”)
Longitude3.6006680 (E 3° 36’ 2”)
AltitudeFrom 220m to 502m
Surface area4.14 km²
Population1107 inhabitants
Density267 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureNîmes (82 km, 1h31)
Insee code30026
IntercommunalityCC du Pays Viganais

Nearest cities & towns

Le Vigan3.5 km (7 min)
Molières-Cavaillac3.7 km (9 min)
Pommiers5.3 km (10 min)
Aulas5.4 km (11 min)
Bréau-et-Salagosse5.4 km (12 min)
Montdardier6.6 km (11 min)
Bez-et-Esparon6.9 km (12 min)
Mars7.1 km (15 min)
Arre7.7 km (12 min)
Arphy9.1 km (16 min)
Mandagout10.4 km (19 min)
Saint-Bresson10.7 km (18 min)
Rogues11.5 km (17 min)

Things to see and do

Chateau de Montcalm (historical monument).

Teissier said Lou Castelet castle.

Old Bridge to the 18th century (historical monument).

Former bathhouse Cauvalat.

Deck foam.

Belgian Cemetery (War 1914-1918).


Cedar of Lebanon
Cedar of Lebanon
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Leisure golf in South Cévennes at Golf Cazilhac
Sports sensations2 € to 60 € Cazilhac (10.3 km)
Canoe-kayak on the Hérault for all
Nature and the great outdoors32 € to 46 € Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert (27 km)
Velorail and tourist train in Larzac
Nature and the great outdoors12 € to 25 € Sainte-Eulalie-de-Cernon (32 km)
Meetings with winegrowers and royal manufactory
Nature and the great outdoors5 € to 25 € Villeneuvette (43 km)
Via Ferrata or Canyoning in the Tarn Gorges
Sports sensations39 € Millau (44 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Walk to Navacelles
HikeEasy3h00Campestre-et-Luc (14.6 km)
Visit to a Knights Templar village
HikeEasy3h00Campestre-et-Luc (14.6 km)
Serres of Blaquererie
HikeEasy4h00La Couvertoirade (24 km)
Sea of Rocks
HikeEasy1h00Sauve (28 km)
Saint-Gervais Path
HikeIntermediate4h00Hures-la-Parade (36 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals