Bellegarde

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TownBellegarde
Insee code30034
Postcode30127
Latitude43.7538560
Longitude4.5141520
AltitudeFrom 1 to 102 meters
Surface44.96 km²
Population6500 inhabitants
Density144 inhabitants/km²

CLOSEST CITIES & TOWNS

National labelManduel at 9 km (12 min)
Chief townNîmes (at 17.3 km, 24 min)Redessan at 9.9 km (14 min)
DepartmentGardJonquières-Saint-Vincent at 10.3 km (13 min)
RegionLanguedoc-RoussillonSearch another town

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TOWN PRESENTATION

The town has about 6500 inhabitants Bellegarde for 4500 acres of land. Located 17 km from Nîmes and 15 km from Arles and the Camargue between Curbs, it offers a mixed identity that is reflected both in its traditions in its history, landscapes or even the products of its soil.

Since 4700 years, taking advantage of the many existing sources, man occupies the territory, later crossing paths leading to the great cities of antiquity and the Middle Ages. Traces of the occupation remain with the remains of an underground aqueduct, the Roman road "Via Domitia" and his toll bridge "Pons aerarius" that allowed the crossing of ancient swamps of the plain and contained in the current coat of arms of the city. This primarily agricultural 30 years ago, is fully adapted to the modern world, offering all its residents and visitors a variety of activities and comprehensive service that is rarely found in a common this size.

Its dynamism is also reflected through tourism, parks (city flower 2 star label), twinning (with Gersfeld cities in Germany and Spain Villamartin), traditions and many cultural events and festivals.

Bellegarde however, has not lost its links with its rich agricultural heritage, since 5 AOC are recognized on its territory (Clairette Bellegarde, Curbs Nimes, rice and Camargue bulls, olive oil Nîmes).

Described as "water city" Bellegarde has combined tradition and modernity while creating an exceptional life.


SIGHTSEEING

Broussan, a priory, a chapel: The Middle Ages Broussan that took off with the installation of a priory including many lands, woods, marshes and farms.

Oil mill of the 19th century already existed in 1813 and probably if we refer to the grindstone deposited outside in 1740.

The ancient aqueduct: Mentioned from the year 640, the book of 1.70 m high and 1.55 m wide takes his capture in the west of the city near the Mas Laval, close to the site Laval Castle.

Tower Bellegarde: Mentioned for the first time under the name of "Castrum Bellae-Gardae" in 1208 the rectangular keep of 14.25 m 10.98 m is typical of the Middle Ages. It is ideal for surveillance, this tower installed at 56 m height above the town and the whole plain. It was part of a much larger fortified ensemble playing a deterrent role and prestige.

A history of the churches: In 1663 began the construction of the church on the current site St John. In 1853 we realize that the church is too small. We choose to destroy to rebuild in 1860 to its current location.

Fountains: Fountains Lions, Dauphin, Petit Garons, Sirens, St-Jacques des Vignerons ... They are more than 16 to cool the city of waters.

Channels: Canal Beaucaire "Aigues-Mortes" or "Rhone-Sete" is the logical extension of the Canal du Midi. It will be officially opened in 1805. Channel "Lamour" role to irrigate crops for 50 years.

Marina: Born with the channel (1805), it is first a little break for the transfer of barrels of wine and other goods. Its activity related to that of the channel will be admitted into oblivion from 1970.


EVENTS AND CELEBRATIONS

1 May : Day of amateur painters. A market and an exhibition of graphic art outdoors.

May 8: Europe Day.

The weekend of the Ascension spring festival ( bullfighting events Camargue ).

In June: Spring heritage.

July 14: Feast of July fireworks on Lake of the 14 mills in the evening fire.

The first weekend in September: forum of local associations.

The third weekend in September: European Heritage Days.

The 2nd and 3rd weekend of October: traditional festival ( bullfighting events in Camargue, marched to the old... ).

November: race walking, the stride of Clairette, organized by the Stride Bellegardaise. Shopping and entertainment for children. Walk 8 km for multi-handicapped du Gard.

The last weekend of November or first of December : Feast of the olive oil (market, exhibition, entertainment, demonstrations and open to the mill of the 19th century).


ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND

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NameType of activityPriceTown
Relax at the Spa des TempliersWellbeingFrom 18 € to 120 €Beauvoisin (17.7 km)

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WEATHER

Saturday 20 December
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Min. 7°C - Max. 14°C
Sunday 21 December
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Min. 0°C - Max. 10°C
Monday 22 December
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Min. -2°C - Max. 7°C

RESTAURANTS

 
French cuisine restaurantAlexandre - Michel Kayser  
9.6
Garons
Located in the beautiful region of Languedoc Roussillon, the gourmet restaurant Alexandre welcomes you in the city of Garons, near Nîmes airport. The outer frame is beautiful with its...
Located 7.5 km from Bellegarde96 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantHôtel Restaurant Le Cours  
9
Saint-Gilles
Hyphen between Provence and Languedoc, the city of Romanesque, Saint-Gilles will make you relive the atmosphere of a village in the south of France. The restaurant Le Cours reserve...
Located 11.1 km from Bellegarde28 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLe Saint-Roman (Hôtel Les Doctrinaires)  
9
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Beaucaire
Nestled in the historic center of Beaucaire in a former school in the 17th century, the Holy Roman is the restaurant Les Doctrinaires. The stone vaulted room is intimate and elegant,...
Located 11.7 km from Bellegarde40 € per person 

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BED & BREAKFASTS

 
Barge with 3 bedroomsPéniche Farniente    
9.2
Bellegarde
Between Nîmes and Arles, at the gateway to the Camargue on the Canal du Rhône to Sète. The houseboat is moored in the quiet harbor of Bellegarde. Equipped with 3 air-conditioned cabins...
Located in BellegardeFrom 65 € to 75 € the double room 
Mas with 4 bedroomsBleuprovence 3 ch avec cuisinette 1 gîte    
8.9
Beaucaire
Located between Nimes, Arles, Avignon, Uzes and St Remy de Provence is an ideal strategic location for exploring Provence. Former monastery dating from 1597.3 rooms with kitchenettes,...
Located 11.7 km from BellegardeFrom 85 € to 140 € the double room 
Pavillon with 2 bedroomsLes arcades    
9.2
Comps
With the foot of the only troglodite abbey of Europe Josy and Serge accueillent you in a convivial environment you will find at the same time a decoration rustic and refined with the...
Located 12.3 km from Bellegarde66 € the double room 

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VACATION RENTALS

 
Mas for 8 personsGîte haut de gamme à Beaucaire
Beaucaire
This cottage, with refined interior welcomes you with its three themed rooms (Versailles, Kobe, Bamako). The living room of 90 m² with fireplace, faces east onto a private stone courtyard...
Located 10.5 km from BellegardeFrom 1300 € to 2000 € per week 
House for 5 personsLe Pin Vert  
9
Arles
Country house with pool in a quiet location 2 km from the city. Location at the gates of the Camargue, the Alpilles and Luberon, perfect relaxation, walks, visits various and diverse...
Located 10.8 km from BellegardeFrom 390 € to 1190 € per week 
Apartment for 6 personsMy Beaucaire
Beaucaire
This lovely vacation rental apartment is in the charming old town of Beaucaire in Provence in the south of France. Its large private terrace faces the River Rhône, across the river...
Located 12.3 km from BellegardeFrom 550 € to 750 € per week 

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CAMPSITES

 
123 places over 2,5 haCamping L' Arlésienne     NEW
Arles
Family camping.
Located 15.4 km from BellegardeFrom 20 € to 26 € per day 
75 places over 2,5 haLe Mas de Mourgues    
8.9
Vauvert
The Camargue, land of pink flamingos. Enjoy a break in a family atmosphere, surrounded by the chirping of cicadas. You will discover a magical space between land and sea rich landscapes...
Located 21 km from BellegardeFrom 14 € to 28.50 € per day 
100 places over 3 haLa chapelette    
8.9
Saint-Martin-de-Crau
Camping Family shaded the very heart of Provence - rentals mobile home - pool - playground - bowls - ping pong - lively evening - snack bar.
Located 24 km from BellegardeFrom 16 € to 21 € per day 

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HOTELS

Le President - Hotel in BellegardeLe President     
8
Bellegarde
Situated between Nîmes and Arles, near the Camargue, Alpilles and Lubéron regions, this air conditioned hotel presents a modern and charming setting. The hotel Le Président features...
Located in BellegardeRoom from 59 €
Domaine Des Clos - Hotel in BellegardeDomaine Des Clos     
9.2
Beaucaire
Domaine des Clos is set in an enclosed park of 4 hectares in the countryside, a 5-minute drive from Beaucaire. It offers an outdoor swimming pool and air-conditioned guest rooms with...
Located 4.3 km from BellegardeRoom from 90 €
Les Aubuns Country Hotel - Hotel in BellegardeLes Aubuns Country Hotel     
8.3
Caissargues
This country-side hotel is located in Garons, in close proximity to the Nimes-Arles-Camargue Airport and a few kilometres from Nimes. It offers an outdoor pool and free Wi-Fi access....
Located 8.8 km from BellegardeRoom from 79 €

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Les Remparts
Located in an 18th century building inside the medieval ramparts of Aiguës Mortes near the Tower of Constance, this refined hotel offers a restaurant,...
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Uzès/Pont du Gard : gites + piscine + rivière
2 gites dans propriété avec piscine partagée, jardin et parking clos, à 5mn à pied des plages du Gardon
http://www.chambres-pontdugard-uzes.fr 0680996128
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