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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
Population4086 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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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Leisure golf in South Cévennes at Golf Cazilhac
Sports sensations2 € to 60 € Cazilhac (11.4 km)
Remarkable gardens in Mazet
Nature and the great outdoors5 € to 7 € Monoblet (22 km)
Canoe-kayak on the Hérault for all
Nature and the great outdoors32 € to 46 € Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert (29 km)
Velorail and tourist train in Larzac
Nature and the great outdoors12 € to 25 € Sainte-Eulalie-de-Cernon (33 km)
Via Ferrata or Canyoning in the Tarn Gorges
Sports sensations35 € Millau (43 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)
Serres of Blaquererie
HikeEasy4h00La Couvertoirade (25 km)
Sea of Rocks
HikeEasy1h00Sauve (28 km)
Saint-Gervais Path
HikeIntermediate4h00Hures-la-Parade (35 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals