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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 labels
Latitude43.9929270 (N 43° 59’ 35”)
Longitude3.6063220 (E 3° 36’ 23”)
AltitudeFrom 184m to 640m
Surface area17.24 km²
Population3824 inhabitants
Density221 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureNîmes (79 km, 1:26)
Insee code30350
IntercommunalityCC du Pays Viganais

Nearest cities & towns

Avèze3.5 km (7 min)
Aulas3.6 km (10 min)
Bréau-Mars5.6 km (13 min)
Molières-Cavaillac5.9 km (11 min)
Arphy7 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)
Saint-Julien-de-la-Nef12.1 km (14 min)
Sumène13.1 km (20 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Performance halls

Events and festivities


Old bridge district
Old bridge district
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View of the Cévenol Museum from the Old Bridge
View of the Cévenol Museum from the Old Bridge
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Water reservoir, causeway
Water reservoir, causeway
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Pont de la Croix
Pont de la Croix
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Château d'Assas (Media library)
Château d'Assas (Media library)
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Gallery - Cévenol Museum
Gallery - Cévenol Museum
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City center: statue of Assas
City center: statue of Assas
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Griffoul on the Place du Quai
Griffoul on the Place du Quai
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In summer, festive Alzonais market every Sunday on the Place de la Mairie in Alzon
In summer, festive Alzonais market every Sunday on the Place de la Mairie in Alzon
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Monday 15 april
Min. 11°C - Max. 22°C
Tuesday 16 april
Min. 9°C - Max. 14°C
Wednesday 17 april
Min. 5°C - Max. 13°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Caving for all levels
Sports sensations50 € to 125 € Cazilhac (11.2 km)
Canoe-Kayak in the Hérault gorges
Sports sensations20 € to 45 € Saint-Bauzille-de-Putois (14.4 km)
Wine tasting at Domaine de Sainte Agnès
Local flavoursFreeSaint-Mathieu-de-Tréviers (32 km)
Workout in the countryside
Sports sensations45 € to 168 € Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert (34 km)
Cellar tour and tasting at the Domaine Grand Chemin
Local flavoursFreeSavignargues (38 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Vineyard trail
HikeEasy1:15Brissac (15 km)
Visit to a Knights Templar village
HikeEasy3:00Campestre-et-Luc (15.5 km)
Walk to Navacelles
HikeEasy3:00Campestre-et-Luc (15.5 km)
Trail of the Career - Moissac Vallée Française
HikeAthletic5:25Moissac-Vallée-Française (24 km)
Serres of Blaquererie
HikeEasy4:00La Couvertoirade (25 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals



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