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Le Vigan

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Gard

Le Vigan - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Gard

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.

Geographical information

MunicipalityLe Vigan
Tourism label
Latitude43.9929270 (N 43° 59’ 35”)
Longitude3.6063220 (E 3° 36’ 23”)
AltitudeFrom 184m to 640m
Surface area17.24 km²
Population4092 inhabitants
Density237 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureNîmes (79 km, 1h26)
Insee code30350
IntercommunalityCC du Pays Viganais

Nearest cities & towns

Avèze3.5 km (7 min)
Aulas3.6 km (10 min)
Bréau-et-Salagosse5.6 km (13 min)
Molières-Cavaillac5.9 km (11 min)
Arphy7 km (15 min)
Mars7.2 km (15 min)
Pommiers8 km (14 min)
Mandagout8.3 km (15 min)
Saint-Bresson8.9 km (17 min)
Bez-et-Esparon9 km (12 min)
Arre9.9 km (13 min)
Montdardier10.1 km (17 min)
Roquedur10.5 km (20 min)
Saint-André-de-Majencoules10.8 km (17 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Performance halls

Events and festivities


Old Bridge
Old Bridge
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Château d'Assas (Media)
Château d'Assas (Media)
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Bridge Cross
Bridge Cross
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Center City: Statue d'Assas
Center City: Statue d'Assas
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Griffoul on the Place du Quai
Griffoul on the Place du Quai
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Reservoir, floor
Reservoir, floor
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Thursday 2 april
Min. 7°C - Max. 20°C
Friday 3 april
Min. 9°C - Max. 22°C
Saturday 4 april
Min. 10°C - Max. 19°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Multi- space leisure Rey
Crafts8 € Saint-André-de-Majencoules (5 km)
Velorail and tourist train in Larzac
Nature and the great outdoors16 € to 25 € Sainte-Eulalie-de-Cernon (33 km)
Canoe-kayak at the Lavalette-Agropolis centre
Nature and the great outdoors8 € Montpellier (44 km)
Trout fishing on the Gravezon trail
Entertainment980 € Lunas (45 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Walk to Navacelles
HikeEasy3h00Campestre-et-Luc (15.5 km)
Visit to a Knights Templar village
HikeEasy3h00Campestre-et-Luc (15.5 km)
Sea of Rocks
HikeEasy1h00Sauve (28 km)
Saint-Gervais Path
HikeIntermediate4h00Hures-la-Parade (35 km)
Outing to Les Esperelles and Ancise Pass
HikeIntermediate3h00Saint-Frézal-de-Ventalon (39 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals