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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Gard

Small rural village located 7 km from Ales, 45 km from Nîmes and 65 km from Montpellier; Bagard currently exceeds 2400 inhabitants.

Along the great fault of the Cevennes, the limestone massifs are located in the hills northwest of the town, the undulating plain of southern part of basin collapse of Ales.

The village was built on the grounds of a castle belonging to the Templars of Ales and to protect the road to Ales Anduze.

Geographical information

Latitude44.0733920 (N 44° 4’ 24”)
Longitude4.0522650 (E 4° 3’ 8”)
AltitudeFrom 119m to 440m
Surface area14.55 km²
Population2695 inhabitants
Density185 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureNîmes (30 mi, 50 min)
Insee code30027
IntercommunalityCA Alès Agglomération

Nearest cities & towns

Saint-Christol-lez-Alès1.7 mi (5 min)
Boisset-et-Gaujac2.7 mi (7 min)
Anduze4.2 mi (8 min)
Alès5.1 mi (14 min)
Lézan5.2 mi (10 min)
Ribaute-les-Tavernes5.3 mi (10 min)
Saint-Jean-du-Pin5.5 mi (14 min)
Générargues6.1 mi (12 min)
Cardet6.5 mi (13 min)
Massanes6.5 mi (13 min)
Corbès6.7 mi (14 min)
Saint-Hilaire-de-Brethmas6.8 mi (16 min)
Massillargues-Attuech7.1 mi (14 min)
Saint-Jean-de-Serres7.1 mi (16 min)

Things to see and do

The Romanesque church of the 12th century, probably the former castle chapel. Burned in 1702 by Camisards, it has been restored since.

The fountain-washhouse centenary.

L'Hospitalet: dating back to the Templars of Ales and became a commander of the Hospitaller Order of St. John of Jerusalem (later Order of Malta).

The Monac: former property of the Templars in the 13th century leper hospital and convent in the 18th century, before becoming a farm.

The tower where Camisards Billot gave battle in 1703 the king's troops.

The temple built in 1859.

Castle Chirac, in the heart of an old farm.


Thursday 1 october
Min. 9°C - Max. 21°C
Friday 2 october
Min. 9°C - Max. 18°C
Saturday 3 october
Min. 6°C - Max. 15°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Maiden flight over the Gard garrigue
Sports sensations65 € to 130 € Seynes (12 mi)
Trek with pack donkeys
Nature and the great outdoors58 € to 280 € Val-d'Aigoual (15.7 mi)
1900 Museum
Entertainment7 € to 9 € Arpaillargues-et-Aureillac (17.3 mi)
Relax at a private Spa with garden and pool
Well-being75 € to 105 € Uzès (19.3 mi)
Le Rey multi-leisure centre
Sports sensations8 € Saint-André-de-Majencoules (19.8 mi)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Sea of Rocks
HikeEasy1h00Sauve (10.5 mi)
Mine au Bois Dormant Path
HikeIntermediate3h00Robiac-Rochessadoule (14.3 mi)
Outing to Les Esperelles and Ancise Pass
HikeIntermediate3h00Ventalon en Cévennes (18 mi)
The lost trails
HikeIntermediate5h00Bonnevaux (20 mi)
Dolmens walk
HikeEasy1h45Barjac (22 mi)


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