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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 label
Latitude43.9929270 (N 43° 59’ 35”)
Longitude3.6063220 (E 3° 36’ 23”)
AltitudeFrom 184m to 640m
Surface area17.24 km²
Population4086 inhabitants
Density237 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureNîmes (79 km, 1h26)
Insee code30350
IntercommunalityCC du Pays Viganais

Nearest cities & towns

Avèze3.5 km (7 min)
Aulas3.6 km (10 min)
Bréau-et-Salagosse5.6 km (13 min)
Molières-Cavaillac5.9 km (11 min)
Arphy7 km (15 min)
Mars7.2 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)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Performance halls

Events and festivities


Old Bridge hotel
Old Bridge hotel
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View the Museum Cévenol from the Old Bridge
View the Museum Cévenol from the Old Bridge
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Reservoir, Ground
Reservoir, Ground
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Cross Bridge
Cross Bridge
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Château d' Assas (Media)
Château d' Assas (Media)
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Gallery - Museum Cévenol
Gallery - Museum Cévenol
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Downtown: statue of Assas
Downtown: statue of Assas
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Griffoul on Place du Quai
Griffoul on Place du Quai
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Saturday 21 october
Min. 13°C - Max. 20°C
Sunday 22 october
Min. 10°C - Max. 16°C
Monday 23 october
Min. 8°C - Max. 18°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Visit the House of Water and its old mill
Culture and education6 € Saint-Jean-du-Bruel (20 km)
Canoe-kayak on the Hérault for all
Nature and the great outdoors32 € to 46 € Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert (29 km)
Canoe kayak hire in the Tarn Gorges
Sports sensations14 € to 19 € Mostuéjouls (41 km)
Via Ferrata or Canyoning in the Tarn Gorges
Sports sensations39 € Millau (43 km)
Two-seater tandem paraglider flight over the Grands Causses
Sports sensations60 € to 150 € Millau (43 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Vineyard trail
HikeEasy1h15Brissac (15 km)
Walk to Navacelles
HikeEasy3h00Campestre-et-Luc (15.5 km)
Visit to a Knights Templar village
HikeEasy3h00Campestre-et-Luc (15.5 km)
Serres of Blaquererie
HikeEasy4h00La Couvertoirade (25 km)
Sea of Rocks
HikeEasy1h00Sauve (28 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals



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