Saint-Hippolyte-du-Fort

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TownSaint-Hippolyte-du-Fort
Insee code30263
Postcode30170
Latitude43.9652940
Longitude3.8577100
AltitudeFrom 135 to 547 meters
Surface29.38 km²
Population3918 inhabitants
Density133 inhabitants/km²

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Chief townNîmes (at 49 km, 53 min)La Cadière-et-Cambo at 4.1 km
DepartmentGardCros at 4.1 km
RegionLanguedoc-RoussillonSearch another town

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TOWN PRESENTATION

Saint-Hippolyte-du-Fort, the city to the thirteen fountains ...

The traveler discovers the beautiful foothills of the Cevennes circus where niche Saint-Hippolyte-du-Fort: magical, gateway to the Cévennes, a crossroads between the country chestnut trees and vines.

Crossed by the waters of Vidourle - capricious coastal river - the city to the thirteen fountains sundials and 20 saw mills thrive, tanneries, draperies, manufacturers of clogs ... Now controlled by three dams clipping, its gigantic floods (the Vidourlades) do more than threaten the peace of cigalois. Pastor stayed to develop its research and try to save the silk industry of the disease that decimated the silkworm: pebrine.

The Silk Museum is a reminder of the fascinating history of the silk to Saint-Hippolyte-du-Fort.


SIGHTSEEING

A stroll over to Vidourle Saint-Hippolyte-du-Fort ...

In the early 18th century, in times of war Camisards, the city is surrounded by an enclosure which meanders from the tower of Vidourle Saint Louis to Fort Vauban. Down the road from Cros, is the capture of the fountains. This book surmounted by a circular dome, built on the bank of the Vidourle, is the starting point for most of the 13 fountains Cigaloises.

The old railway viaduct has arcades of stone thrown in a curve over the Vidourle next to the medieval tower of round, turn called St. Louis. There's also a large Protestant church (probably the largest in France, compared with that of Anduze) built in the neoclassical style, with colonnade in front, in the early 19th century, it has the distinction of having a large German organ invoice and two bell towers.

Walking along the banks of this river, experience the tower of St. Louis, mills, old mills, tanneries, 13 fountains, the castle of Graves (private property listed building), Fort Vauban, the temple, then barracks, built under Louis 14th to house dragons, today houses the Silk Museum and the tourist office.

Interpretive trail of Cultural Heritage "Convicéncia and Resistencia."

Detailed information
Information pointsTourist Office of Saint-Hippolyte-du-Fort

EVENTS AND CELEBRATIONS

Make solidarity: end of February.

Forum Durfort Book: 3rd Saturday in March.

Festival of comics and book travel: a biennial 1st Sunday of July. Information +33 4 66 77 20 33.

Total Festum: 3rd Saturday of June.

Les Nuits Saint Hippo: 3rd Friday of July. Information +33 4 66 77 91 12.

National Rally Cigalois: 1st weekend of September. Information +33 4 66 77 67 73.

Book Forum: early December.


ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND

Terroir: Visits, tastings and events in the various cellars and cooperatives. Pélardon productions, chestnut, honey, sweet onions of the Cevennes, mushrooms, herbs, olive oil, vegetables, charcuterie.

Crafts: Many arts and crafts workshops to visit.

Sports:

"A horse, in the Cevennes Camarque", 400 km of trail riding with care and advice.

Donkey rides in Saint-Félix-de-Pallières.

Horse Riding in Lasalle, Vabres and Pompignan.

Drives herbalists.

Guided walks.

Caving.

Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Canoe trip down the HéraultSports sensations14 €Saint-Bauzille-de-Putois (11.7 km)
Wine tourism excursion in LanguedocLocal flavoursFrom 25 € to 70 €Quissac (12.8 km)
Hire saddled or packed donkeysNature and the outdoorsFrom 12 € to 40 €Mialet (16.5 km)
Guided hike in the CévennesNature and the outdoors180 €Mandagout (18.7 km)
Horse-riding in the Causse and the CévennesSports sensationsFrom 30 € to 70 €Montdardier (20 km)

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PHOTOS

The Boulevard du Temple and the College of GalaberteThe Boulevard du Temple and the College of Galaberte
 
Fontaine (© Jane Davy CG 30)Fontaine (© Jane Davy CG 30)
Magnanerie Museum of Silk (The Silk Museum ©)Magnanerie Museum of Silk (The Silk Museum ©)
 
Art Gallery (© Deryckere Rika)Art Gallery (© Deryckere Rika)

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WEATHER

Wednesday 3 September
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Thursday 4 September
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Friday 5 September
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RESTAURANTS

 
French cuisine restaurantAuberge de Valestalière  
9.2
Monoblet
Welcome to this authentic old school, dating from 1882. Forty years ago the children of the valley and the village Valestalière Monoblet were taught to read and write in this beautiful...
Located 5.8 km from Saint-Hippolyte-du-FortFrom 20 € to 35 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLe Ranquet  
9
Tornac
At the foot of the Cevennes, in a beautiful area of ​​11 hectares, Le Ranquet invites you to a gourmet special moment. You will be warmly welcomed in an old mat eleventh century, a...
Located 10.6 km from Saint-Hippolyte-du-Fort62 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantMas de Coulet Auberge  
8.2
Brissac
It is in a beautiful area that Mas de Coulet Auberge opens its doors! Brissac located in the Montpellier region, true resort welcomes you in a typical and bucolic, notes warm and sunny!...
Located 13.9 km from Saint-Hippolyte-du-Fort32 € per person 

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BED & BREAKFASTS

 
Mas with 2 bedroomsMas de la Bouletière    
9.7
Cros
Near Anduze, our guest room consists of a large and comfortable suite, ideal for a family or friends (4/5). Pleasant, this suite is decorated with a TV lounge, a terrace and independent...
Located 2.7 km from Saint-Hippolyte-du-FortFrom 70 € to 90 € the double room 
Mas with 4 bedroomsLa vieille maison - halte gourmande     SPECIAL OFFER
Durfort-et-Saint-Martin-de-Sossenac
An ancient silkfactory in well balanced proportions, located in the calm countryside in a small dale offers you from a wonderful view on the Cevennes mountains. Its entrance leads up...
Located 10.3 km from Saint-Hippolyte-du-FortFrom 99 € to 145 € the double room 
House with 6 bedroomsL'Atelier d'Agonès  
Agonès
Cottages at the foot of the Cévennes near Ganges north of Montpellier in Herault departement. You will find there peace and quiet or a range of outdoor activities: hiking, walking,...
Located 12.4 km from Saint-Hippolyte-du-FortFrom 60 € to 70 € the double room 

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VACATION RENTALS

 
House for 4 personsGite rural du Mas de la Vigne
Colognac
Mr and Mrs combe welcome you to their country house located in a seventeenth century farmhouse on the side of a hill. It is 550 m above sea level.. Les views are very clear and beautiful....
Located 6.3 km from Saint-Hippolyte-du-FortFrom 360 € to 510 € per week 
Mas for 10 personsMaison 13ème, restaurée 2012, piscine  
8.8
Pompignan
This very old house (late 13th century) was completely restored in 2012. Located at the northern edge of the village, it is independent but not isolated, and enjoys a perfect calm....
Located 7.6 km from Saint-Hippolyte-du-FortFrom 900 € to 2100 € per week 
Mas for 36 personsLes Fermes de Rieumal
Lasalle
At the entrance to the National Park of Cevennes, Rieumal Farms will offer you a wonderful stay. Here everything is designed for your well-being, space, comfort, tranquility and beauty...
Located 8.8 km from Saint-Hippolyte-du-FortFrom 2900 € to 9,999.99 € per week 

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CAMPSITES

 
100 places over 5 haCamping du Domaine d'Anglas    
7.2
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 14.9 km from Saint-Hippolyte-du-FortFrom 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 18.4 km from Saint-Hippolyte-du-FortFrom 12 € to 22 € per day 
72 places over 2 haLe Pré Saint André    
8.7
  SPECIAL OFFER
Souvignargues
Family campsite situated between sea and Cevennes 30 minutes from the beaches (Le Grau du Roi, La Grande Motte) and close to the medieval city of Sommières (4 km) - several possibilities...
Located 27 km from Saint-Hippolyte-du-FortFrom 13.50 € to 17.50 € per day 

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HOTELS

Mas Pigné - Hotel in Saint-Hippolyte-du-FortMas Pigné    
8.4
Sauve
Mas Pigné is located in Sauve and features its own wine cellar. Its ecologically friendly nature is demonstrated in the property’s involvement in organic agriculture. All accommodation...
Located 9.3 km from Saint-Hippolyte-du-FortRoom from 64 €
Résidence Néméa les Portes des Cévennes - Hotel in Saint-Hippolyte-du-FortRésidence Néméa les Portes des Cévennes     
6.5
Sauve
Located in the medieval city of Sauve, this residence is set in a 6-hectare site. It features 2 swimming pools, a tennis court and fitness room with a sauna. Apartments at Les Portes...
Located 9.6 km from Saint-Hippolyte-du-FortRoom from 50 €
Le Ranquet - Hotel in Saint-Hippolyte-du-FortLe Ranquet     
8.6
Tornac
Le Ranquet is located in a peaceful oak tree setting on the edge of Cevennes National Park. It offers spacious, air-conditioned rooms each with a private entrance and terrace. Guestrooms...
Located 10.9 km from Saint-Hippolyte-du-FortRoom from 165 €

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Imperator
Hotel Imperator is located in central Nimes, facing the Jardins de la Fontaine and 250 metres from Maison Carrée. Set in an Art Deco-style building, it...
Gard
Ostal du lauzas 4 BR, 4 BA, 10 p
Distinguished house (xivth), beautifully renovated (2012), away from the crowd, Uzés, Anduze
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