Le Vigan

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TownLe Vigan
Insee code30350
Postcode30120
Latitude43.9929270
Longitude3.6063220
AltitudeFrom 184 to 640 meters
Surface17.24 km²
Population4092 inhabitants
Density237 inhabitants/km²

CLOSEST CITIES & TOWNS

National labelAvèze at 3.5 km (7 min)
Chief townNîmes (at 79 km, 86 min)Aulas at 3.6 km (10 min)
DepartmentGardBréau-et-Salagosse at 5.6 km (13 min)
RegionLanguedoc-RoussillonSearch another town

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TOWN PRESENTATION

The first traces of settlement dating back to the 3rd century BC. In 1053, Pons, Count of Toulouse founded the priory of Saint-Pierre Vigan and give to the Benedictine monks of the Abbey of Saint -Victor de Marseille. A city will be born around the religious establishment. Forming a quadrilateral with streets checkerboard, it is protected by high walls and towers. Outside the walls, a suburb advances toward the Arre River : Bridge District ( named after the Roman bridge from the 12th century). In the middle of the 16th century most of the population of Vigan embraces the Reformation. Under Louis XIII, the old walls are slaughtered and the city expands. The 18th and 19th centuries, the industry thrives on sericulture : spinning and silkworm metamorphosis local architecture. The ever present bonnetière industry developed thanks to the railway during the Second Empire.


SIGHTSEEING

  • Quarter of the Old Bridge.
  • Path to the edge of the Arre River along the town.
  • Cevennes Museum.
  • Château d' Assas.
  • Mansions.
  • Pier Place and fountains ( Griffouls ).
  • Chestnut Park.
Detailed information
Information pointsTourist Office of Le Vigan
Leisure centresMuseum Cévenol
MonumentsConvent of the Capucins
Performance hallsAuditorium of the Lycée André Chamson

EVENTS AND CELEBRATIONS

  • Large market every Saturday of the year.
  • Farmers markets every Tuesday morning with local product tasting in summer.
  • Spring hiking and spring flowers and seedlings in the month of May.
  • Cevennes as meet ( meeting American cars ) in late May.
  • Rally Viganais countries : early June.
  • Night mid-July to late August Markets week in each village of the community of communes and Vigan.
  • Classical music festival at all Vigan throughout the summer.
  • Fairs of 9 and 22 September ( fairgrounds and major markets ).
  • Frequently apple and onion in October.

ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND

  • Cirque Navacelles.
  • Botanical Trail resurgence of Foux.
  • Mont Aigoual : manned weather station, museum, panorama, Arboretum of the Hort of God.
  • Medieval cities of La Couvertoirade and Saint- Guilhem-le- Desert.
  • Caves Clamouse, Demoiselles Caves.
  • Hiking trails on GR and PR ( short walks ).
  • Circuit megaliths on the plateau.
  • Many sites road 1hour : Steam train from Anduze, the Silk Museum in Saint-Hippolyte-du-Fort, Water Museum in Saint-Jean-du-Bruel...
Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Themed hike with Le Monde de JadeNature and the outdoors160 €Montdardier (7.4 km)
Canoe-kayak in the Hérault gorgesSports sensationsFrom 28 € to 40 €Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert (27 km)

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PHOTOS

Old BridgeOld Bridge
 
Château d'Assas (Media)Château d'Assas (Media)
Bridge CrossBridge Cross
 
Center City: Statue d'AssasCenter City: Statue d'Assas
Griffoul on the Place du QuaiGriffoul on the Place du Quai
 
Reservoir, floorReservoir, floor

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WEATHER

Thursday 18 December
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Min. 8°C - Max. 11°C
Friday 19 December
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Min. 4°C - Max. 9°C
Saturday 20 December
Day
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Min. 2°C - Max. 6°C

RESTAURANTS

 
French cuisine restaurantAuberge cocagne  
9.2
Avèze
At the heart of the village have, in a green setting, under the foliage. Parc du Château de Montcalm, authentic Auberge Cévenole 4 centuries of history (s) you... 7 rooms equipped with...
Located 2.4 km from Le ViganFrom 20 € to 30 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantBistrot Avèzol   NEW
Avèze
Restaurant Bistrot concoct original dishes with southern influence, based on local products. In summer, we suggest you grill your Lamb Chops Ribs of Beef barbecue on the terrace, so...
Located 7.4 km from Le ViganFrom 15 € to 25 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantMas de Luzière  
9.3
Saint-André-de-Buèges
It is in the heart of the valley of the Buèges Mas de Luzière invites you to join its prestigious property in the village of Brissac few kilometers from Saint-Bauzille-de-Putois. Fall...
Located 16.7 km from Le Vigan34 € per person 

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BED & BREAKFASTS

 
Castle with 4 bedroomsChateau Massal    
9.1
Bez-et-Esparon
Château du XIX face 2 Cévenols picturesque villages, splendid view, and large reception rooms overlooking flower garden surrounded by chestnut woods, garden furniture and dining table...
Located 6.7 km from Le ViganFrom 68 € to 98 € the double room 
House with 4 bedroomsBistrot Avèzol     NEW
Avèze
In the center of village life of aveze in the Cevennes avezol bistro offers 4 bedrooms quality and comfort, rooms with 2 beds in 160 cm and 2 bedroom 2 beds 90 cm, the bathrooms are...
Located 7.4 km from Le Vigan75 € the double room 
House with 3 bedroomsLa Maisonnette    
9.9
Saint-Martial
At the heart of the Cevennes Gard and one hour from Montpellier or Nimes, come and see La Maisonette. Near the village character of Saint-Martial, nestled in lush greenery, the house...
Located 11.2 km from Le ViganFrom 55 € to 65 € the double room 

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VACATION RENTALS

 
Apartment for 4 personsLes Rosiers   NEW
Le Vigan
Beautiful hilltop property overlooking the sleepy town of Le Vigan and the Cevennes National Park.
Located in Le ViganFrom 250 € to 475 € per week 
Mas for 2 personsMas du Ciel
Arphy
Le Mas du Ciel has a charming cottage comfortable for 2 persons with independent entrance and quiet with a great view of the Cévennes. The cottage is located in a property with pond...
Located 2.5 km from Le ViganFrom 320 € to 400 € per week 
Mas for 6 personsMas laujol  
9.4
Roquedur
Part of a stone farmhouse Cevennes, the Aujol is located on a rock (240 m altitude) surrounded by a wooded 2 acres The farmhouse offers a splendid view of the Cevennes. It is part of...
Located 5.8 km from Le ViganFrom 350 € to 550 € per week 

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CAMPSITES

 
100 places over 5 haCamping du Domaine d'Anglas    
8.6
Brissac
Welcome between the south of the Cevennes (classified by unesco as World Heritage of Humanity) and the Mediterranean sea, in the heart of the 'Gorges de l'Hérault', in a listed place...
Located 15.7 km from Le ViganFrom 12.50 € to 23.50 € per day 
303 places over 8 haCamping les plans    
8.5
Mialet
Family camping along the river, private beach with direct access, 2 pools, 2 water tobboggans, mini golf, playground for children, fitness area, restaurant, bar football, entertainment...
Located 29 km from Le ViganFrom 12 € to 22 € per day 

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HOTELS

Auberge Cocagne - Hotel in Le ViganAuberge Cocagne     
8.1
Avèze
Situated in the heart of the Cévennes region this former coaching inn dates back to 1610. Free Wi-Fi access and flat-screen TV are provided in each en suite room. Guest rooms at Auberge...
Located 2.4 km from Le ViganRoom from 69 €
Chez Maurice Cevennes - Hotel in Le ViganChez Maurice Cevennes  
Saint-André-de-Majencoules
Offering an outdoor pool and a restaurant, Chez Maurice Cevennes is located in Saint-André-de-Majencoules. Free WiFi access is available in some hotel rooms. Each room here will provide...
Located 5.6 km from Le ViganRoom from 51 €
Le Mas De Cluny - Hotel in Le ViganLe Mas De Cluny    
6.1
Saint-André-de-Majencoules
Le Mas de Cluny offers comfortable accommodation in the Languedoc-Roussillon Region. It has a swimming pool, park and sauna. Le Mas de Cluny rooms have private bathrooms with free Wi-Fi...
Located 5.9 km from Le Vigan

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Kyriad Nîmes Ouest
Located an 8-minute drive from the centre of Nîmes, this 3-star hotel is ideally located 2 km from the A9 motorway. You can browse the free Wi-Fi or relax...
Gard
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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