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Aimargues

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Gard

Ville du Gard, Aimargues an integral part of the Petite Camargue. This town of nearly 5,000 inhabitants is located about twenty kilometers from Nîmes and around thirty kilometers of Montpellier.

The town of Aimargues holds its economic prosperity at the beginning of the twentieth century, the wine culture. Today, the city is rather turned to tourism with an important historical and economic heritage, and many buildings bearing witness to the former wealth of Aimargues. Sunny and close to its traditions, the city is a peaceful haven in which to relax and enjoy their holidays.

Active and rich entertainment, the city of Aimargues has a dynamism and a good life enjoyable.

Geographical information

MunicipalityAimargues
Postcode30470
Latitude43.6850809 (N 43° 41’ 6”)
Longitude4.2088490 (E 4° 12’ 32”)
AltitudeFrom 3m to 13m
Surface area26.48 km²
Population5499 inhabitants
Density207 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureNîmes (18.2 mi, 29 min)
Insee code30006
IntercommunalityCC de Petite Camargue
DepartmentGard
TerritoryLanguedoc-Roussillon
RegionOccitanie

Nearest cities & towns

Le Cailar2.3 mi (7 min)
Marsillargues2.5 mi (7 min)
Vauvert4.3 mi (11 min)
Gallargues-le-Montueux4.3 mi (10 min)
Codognan4.8 mi (11 min)
Saint-Laurent-d'Aigouze5 mi (10 min)
Aigues-Vives5.3 mi (12 min)
Lunel5.5 mi (13 min)
Mus5.7 mi (12 min)
Vergèze5.9 mi (11 min)
Vestric-et-Candiac6.7 mi (12 min)
Uchaud6.8 mi (14 min)
Saint-Just6.8 mi (15 min)
Villetelle7 mi (15 min)

Things to see and do

Aimargues hosts within it an impressive architectural heritage, reflecting the history of this city of Gard.

Listed historic monument, Castle Teillan is clear of Aimargues. It was built between the sixteenth and seventeenth century. Ancient Roman castrum, it has a main building, a dovecote and a park dating meanwhile nineteenth century. Inside it, a fine collection of Roman antiquities catches the eye.

Built in the late nineteenth century, the farmhouse of Praviel present a viewpoint on the third floor. The city is home Aimargues twenty-six mas in total, also including Malherbes farmhouse built in the sixteenth century. He has seen big names of French arts as Paul Eluard, Leon Daudet, Erik Satie and Jean Cocteau.

The old Holy Cross Church and its clock tower, which today serves as a multipurpose room, form a monumental complex not far from City Hall.

During excavations, the cemetery has unveiled sarcophagi of the sixth century. Classified as an historic monument, ancient tombstones are found in the cemetery.

Unusually for France, Saint-Saturnin and St. Artimidora church has the inscription "French Republic Liberty, Equality, Fraternity" on its facade. Built during the Second Empire, it has a tower of 38 meters and stained glass from the workshops of Edward Didron famous Parisian master glassmaker.

Ideal for hiking, the Ginouze fishing pond extends over six hectares.

Places of interest

Transport

Events and festivities

Aimargues, ancient city, offers an important cultural and sports throughout the year.

The market is held every Sunday morning, and the city regularly holds local or wine markets. An old Christmas market is also at the end of the year.

In May, the Western Longhorn festival allows to learn about country music.

Aimargues also hosts international tournament Dylan and Brandon DOMEON in May, a football competition.

Every July, the living arts, Art'Aimargues held annually during the votive festival of Aimargures.

Abrivado The festival takes place every year in June with horse demonstrations.

In September, place Longhorne Aimargues motor show with a rally of cars and vintage motorcycles.

Lyrical evening

Weather

Sunday 18 june
Min. 15°C - Max. 28°C
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Monday 19 june
Min. 16°C - Max. 25°C
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Tuesday 20 june
Min. 16°C - Max. 29°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Carriage ride in the Gard Camargue
Nature and the great outdoors14 € to 55 € Le Cailar (2 mi)
Quad tour of the Camargue
Nature and the great outdoors130 € Aigues-Mortes (7.1 mi)
E-Ticket – Towers and Ramparts of Aigues-Mortes
Culture and education8 € Aigues-Mortes (8.1 mi)
4x4 safari in the wild Camargue
Nature and the great outdoors22 € to 55 € Aigues-Mortes (8.2 mi)
Carriage ride in the Camargue with a rancher
Nature and the great outdoors20 € to 35 € Aigues-Mortes (8.4 mi)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
The plain of Marsillargues
HikeEasy2h10Marsillargues (1.9 mi)
Historical tour of the city of Lunel
HikeEasy20 minLunel (3.8 mi)
The channel of Lunel
All-terrain bike itineraryEasy1h25Lunel (4.2 mi)
Sea of Rocks
HikeEasy1h00Sauve (22 mi)
The Hermitage
HikeEasy3h00Collias (23 mi)

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Hotels

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