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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Gard

The pretty village of Goudargues lies north of the Gard department. It nestles in the shade of plane trees exceptional along a channel where flow inexhaustible sources.

The village was built around an abbey founded by Benedictine monks around the year 815.

Geographical information

Tourism label
Latitude44.2151070 (N 44° 12’ 54”)
Longitude4.4683490 (E 4° 28’ 6”)
AltitudeFrom 70m to 332m
Surface area30.27 km²
Population1102 inhabitants
Density36 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureNîmes (61 km, 1h07)
Insee code30131
IntercommunalityCA du Gard Rhodanien

Nearest cities & towns

Cornillon3 km (7 min)
Saint-André-de-Roquepertuis4.3 km (7 min)
Saint-Laurent-de-Carnols6.6 km (8 min)
Saint-André-d'Olérargues7.5 km (10 min)
Saint-Michel-d'Euzet7.5 km (10 min)
Verfeuil7.7 km (11 min)
La Roque-sur-Cèze8.2 km (11 min)
Montclus9.7 km (14 min)
Saint-Marcel-de-Careiret10.2 km (15 min)
Saint-Gervais10.4 km (13 min)
Salazac11.4 km (17 min)
Saint-Christol-de-Rodières13 km (21 min)
Saint-Privat-de-Champclos15.9 km (19 min)
Méjannes-le-Clap16 km (23 min)
Saint-Laurent-la-Vernède16.1 km (19 min)

Things to see and do

Following the thread of water, walk you discover Goudargues. She begins to sources behind the school. A bypass underground part "Gambionne" passes under the old Town Hall. Then the channel is spanned by two small bridges and lined with shops: the "Quai de la Fontaine" to the wheel Dawns formerly used to water the gardens.

On the other hand, if you take the road of career, you will pass a doorway dating from the 16th century and renovated in the 19th century.

At the end of the alley along the presbytery, you arrive on Avenue Laundry, which is monumental, offering all the conveniences washerwomen. In front of the chapter house laundry, a former meeting room of the 12th-century abbey. And next, the Notre-Dame de Caseneuve high in 1130, so the oldest building in the village.

To continue this discovery Goudargues, take the marked path in front of the chapel, which leads between Cèze and gardens at the gateway.

Places of interest

Information points
Natural sites

Events and festivities

Essential, August 15 goudarguais, mixing the heat of summer, the cool channel, and a big dose of festive atmosphere.

A room called "chapter house" is open to the public in July and August for exhibitions of paintings and crafts.

In spring and fall, attic.

Painters "at the water's edge" you will discover in August filled with talented artists.

Not to mention the booksellers who exhibit in July.

Or just a trip to the market on Wednesday morning, filled with colors and flavors.


Goudargues, the Venice of the Gard
Goudargues, the Venice of the Gard
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Thursday 27 april
Min. 3°C - Max. 14°C
Friday 28 april
Min. 2°C - Max. 16°C
Saturday 29 april
Min. 3°C - Max. 19°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Of course the caves are a must in the Gard given the strong presence of limestone: Cave Saint-Marcel d'Ardèche, Cocalière, Salamander or trusted Orgnac; Cave Forest or Madeleine.

But if you are closer to the water, you can go fly fishing or lure in Saint-Julien-de-Peyrolas, down Ardeche Cèze or canoe.

For your children, amusement parks are located on or Roquemaure Vallon Pont d'Arc, and with a little more noise, the quad biking Pont-Saint-Esprit.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Maiden flight over the Gard garrigue
Sports sensations60 € to 130 € Seynes (18.1 km)
Watercolour lessons
Culture and education199 € Saint-Ambroix (22 km)
Canoeing kayaks on the Gorges de l'Ardèche
Sports sensations18 € to 45 € Vallon-Pont-d'Arc (22 km)
Discover the Ardèche Gorges by canoe
Nature and the great outdoors28 € to 155 € Vallon-Pont-d'Arc (22 km)
Relax at a private Spa with garden and pool
Well-being65 € to 450 € Uzès (25 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Dolmens walk
HikeEasy2h30Barjac (14.2 km)
On the trail of the hermit
HikeIntermediate3h00Saint-Montan (28 km)
Mine au Bois Dormant Path
HikeIntermediate3h00Robiac-Rochessadoule (28 km)
The Hermitage
HikeEasy3h00Collias (29 km)
Winemaker's Trail
HikeEasy2h30Lablachère (34 km)


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