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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Gard

Goudargues - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Gard

Nicknamed Venice Gard, the pretty village of Goudargues is located in the north of the department of Gard, in the valley of the Cèze. It is nestled beneath the exceptional shade of centennial plane trees along a canal where inexhaustible springs flow.

The village was built around an abbey founded by the Benedictine monks around the year 815.

The Cèze river is close and offers natural beaches in the vicinity. Rental of canoeing, swimming, walks.

Numerous restaurants, shops, local produce.

Geographical information

Latitude44.2151070 (N 44° 12’ 54”)
Longitude4.4683490 (E 4° 28’ 6”)
AltitudeFrom 70m to 332m
Surface area30.27 km²
Population1128 inhabitants
Density37 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureNîmes (38 mi, 1h07)
Insee code30131
IntercommunalityCA du Gard Rhodanien

Nearest cities & towns

Cornillon1.9 mi (7 min)
Saint-André-de-Roquepertuis2.7 mi (7 min)
Saint-Laurent-de-Carnols4.1 mi (8 min)
Saint-André-d'Olérargues4.7 mi (10 min)
Saint-Michel-d'Euzet4.7 mi (10 min)
Verfeuil4.8 mi (11 min)
La Roque-sur-Cèze5.1 mi (11 min)
Montclus6 mi (14 min)
Saint-Marcel-de-Careiret6.3 mi (15 min)
Saint-Gervais6.5 mi (13 min)
Salazac7.1 mi (17 min)
Saint-Christol-de-Rodières8.1 mi (21 min)
Saint-Privat-de-Champclos9.9 mi (19 min)
Méjannes-le-Clap9.9 mi (23 min)

Things to see and do

Following the waterfront, a walk makes you discover Goudargues. It starts at the sources behind the school. A branch underground part "La Gambionne" passes under the old town hall. Then the canal is spanned by two small bridges and bordered of shops: it is the "Quai de la Fontaine" until the wheel at Aubes that used to water the gardens.

On the other side, if you take Rue de la Carrière, you will pass in front of a door frame dating from the sixteenth century and renovated in the 19th century.

At the end of the lane along the presbytery, you arrive on the avenue du Lavoir, which is monumental, thus offering all the conveniences to the washerwomen. In front of the washhouse the chapter house, former meeting room of the abbey of the twelfth century. And next door, the chapel Notre-Dame de Caseneuve, built in 1130, thus the oldest building in the village.

To continue this discovery of Goudargues, take the marked path in front of this chapel, which leads between Cèze and gardens, to the bridge.

For more information, the Tourist Office of Goudargues is very well documented.

Places of interest

Information points
Natural sites

Events and festivities

Essential, August 15 goudarguais, mixing the heat of summer, the cool channel, and a big dose of festive atmosphere.

A room called "chapter house" is open to the public in July and August for exhibitions of paintings and crafts.

In spring and fall, attic.

Painters "at the water's edge" you will discover in August filled with talented artists.

Not to mention the booksellers who exhibit in July.

Or just a trip to the market on Wednesday morning, filled with colors and flavors.


Goudargues, the Venice Gardoise
Goudargues, the Venice Gardoise
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Strolling or eating at the water's edge
Strolling or eating at the water's edge
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Plane trees and their reflection in the water
Plane trees and their reflection in the water
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Swans and ducks on the canal
Swans and ducks on the canal
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Goudargues in November
Goudargues in November
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Monday 17 july
Min. 18°C - Max. 36°C
Tuesday 18 july
Min. 20°C - Max. 36°C
Wednesday 19 july
Min. 21°C - Max. 36°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Of course the caves are a must in the Gard given the strong presence of limestone: Cave Saint-Marcel d'Ardèche, Cocalière, Salamander or trusted Orgnac; Cave Forest or Madeleine.

But if you are closer to the water, you can go fly fishing or lure in Saint-Julien-de-Peyrolas, down Ardeche Cèze or canoe.

For your children, amusement parks are located on or Roquemaure Vallon Pont d'Arc, and with a little more noise, the quad biking Pont-Saint-Esprit.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Canoeing in the Cèze gorges and valley
Sports sensations11 € Goudargues
Maiden flight over the Gard garrigue
Sports sensations65 € to 130 € Seynes (11.3 mi)
Canoe-kayak hire in the Ardèche Gorges
Sports sensations19 € to 45 € Vallon-Pont-d'Arc (13.6 mi)
Discover the Ardèche Gorges by canoe
Nature and the great outdoors28 € to 155 € Vallon-Pont-d'Arc (13.6 mi)
Canoe kayak on the Ardèche
Nature and the great outdoorsFreeVallon-Pont-d'Arc (13.7 mi)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Dolmens walk
HikeEasy1h45Barjac (8.7 mi)
Marche and Prehistory
HikeIntermediate3h20Saint-Alban-Auriolles (16.8 mi)
On the trail of the hermit
HikeIntermediate3h00Saint-Montan (17.3 mi)
Mine au Bois Dormant Path
HikeIntermediate3h00Robiac-Rochessadoule (17.4 mi)
The Hermitage
HikeEasy3h00Collias (18.1 mi)


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