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Barjac - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Gard

Barjac, quoted Renaissance...

Between the gorges of Cèze and Ardèche, Barjac is a balcony overlooking the Cevennes. He served as a framework for film by Jean-Paul Jaud "NENA" (Our children will accuse) which gives the example of the restoration "bio" of children and the elderly.

Environmental and health issues are at the heart of municipal politics: bio menus to the central kitchen, no use of pesticides on the town, experimental project with earth links to the installation of young organic farmers' barn des Prés ". As part of the national campaign "Zero phyto, 100% organic" Barjac was awarded: 1st prize bio common and common organic without pesticides.

This town surrounded by beautiful villages "gardéchois" offers walks in the woods of Ronze to exceptional Neolithic remains. The atmosphere does not exclude rustic shops, medical services and the many events that make the quality of life of the Renaissance city.

Rated "Village Character" Barjac present a renovated heritage of streets, squares, houses and esplanades, perfectly suited to receive the International Antiques Fair at Easter and August 15, and bullfighting events (1st weekend of August), parties (carnival, votive festival in July) and sports (Helviens circuit in May).

The landscape "Tuscan" gardened by enterprising farmers with a nearby wild scrubland that is shared between hunters, hikers, cavers and sports at large.

Castle of the Counts of Roure became City Hall and "cultural hub" with movie every Friday, bright library, schools of dance, music, visual art. Art exhibitions and festival "word of Songs" (July) animate.

Geographical information

Latitude44.3084350 (N 44° 18’ 30”)
Longitude4.3464310 (E 4° 20’ 47”)
AltitudeFrom 112m to 364m
Surface area42.72 km²
Population1585 inhabitants
Density37 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureNîmes (66 km, 1h14)
Insee code30029
IntercommunalityCC de Cèze Cévennes

Nearest cities & towns

Saint-Privat-de-Champclos3.8 km (7 min)
Vagnas4.6 km (7 min)
Bessas6.8 km (10 min)
Saint-Jean-de-Maruéjols-et-Avéjan7.8 km (10 min)
Labastide-de-Virac8.4 km (12 min)
Saint-Sauveur-de-Cruzières8.6 km (12 min)
Orgnac-l'Aven10.2 km (15 min)
Rochegude10.3 km (12 min)
Salavas10.5 km (12 min)
Tharaux10.7 km (15 min)
Montclus11.1 km (15 min)
Saint-André-de-Cruzières12 km (14 min)
Saint-Denis12.1 km (13 min)
Vallon-Pont-d'Arc12.5 km (16 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Information points

Events and festivities


Lower City Gate, entrance porch from the 14th century
Lower City Gate, entrance porch from the 14th century
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View from the castle of the Counts of Roure (seventeenth century, Renaissance)
View from the castle of the Counts of Roure (seventeenth century, Renaissance)
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Aerial view Barjac
Aerial view Barjac
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Stairs of Salita, climb Castle
Stairs of Salita, climb Castle
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Fresco at the castle, restored in 2008
Fresco at the castle, restored in 2008
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Around Renaissance (sixteenth century), jewel of architecture barjacoise
Around Renaissance (sixteenth century), jewel of architecture barjacoise
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Sunday 30 april
Min. 3°C - Max. 12°C
Monday 1 may
Min. 4°C - Max. 16°C
Tuesday 2 may
Min. 2°C - Max. 16°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Every year in July and August, walks to discover the Barjaquès. Organized by the Tourist Office and the Association of Heritage Roots and Occitan.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Canoeing kayaks on the Gorges de l'Ardèche
Sports sensations18 € to 45 € Vallon-Pont-d'Arc (11.2 km)
Discover the Ardèche Gorges by canoe
Nature and the great outdoors28 € to 155 € Vallon-Pont-d'Arc (11.4 km)
Watercolour lessons
Culture and education199 € Saint-Ambroix (13.1 km)
Show at the farm theatre
Entertainment12 € Lablachère (19.1 km)
Maiden flight over the Gard garrigue
Sports sensations60 € to 130 € Seynes (22 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Dolmens walk
Mine au Bois Dormant Path
HikeIntermediate3h00Robiac-Rochessadoule (18 km)
Winemaker's Trail
HikeEasy2h30Lablachère (19.7 km)
Basilica of Our Lady (Notre-Dame) and megalithic bridge
Village visitEasy1h15Lablachère (20 km)
Upper Blajoux Valley
HikeEasy1h30Sanilhac (25 km)


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