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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Gard

Ranked among the most beautiful villages in France, Lussan is a charming little town in the Gard, in Occitan region that takes place forty kilometers from Nîmes and its famous arena. Located on a rocky outcrop overlooking the scrubland, the village is located twenty kilometers from Uzes, near Verfeuil, or Seynes Belvézet.

Inhabited since prehistoric times, as evidenced by the menhir of Lèque the territory of Lussan was mainly developed in the Middle Ages including major clearing operations that helped its growth.

Known for its amazing view of the Cevennes, the village today offers visitors an exceptional architectural heritage and unique landscapes.

Geographical information

Tourism labels
Latitude44.1537890 (N 44° 9’ 14”)
Longitude4.3667450 (E 4° 22’ 0”)
AltitudeFrom 110m to 345m
Surface area46.92 km²
Population503 inhabitants
Density10 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureNîmes (43 km, 49 min)
Insee code30151
IntercommunalityCC Pays d'Uzès

Nearest cities & towns

Vallérargues5 km (8 min)
Fons-sur-Lussan5.8 km (10 min)
La Bruguière7.2 km (11 min)
Verfeuil9.5 km (15 min)
Fontarèches9.5 km (14 min)
Bouquet10.4 km (14 min)
Saint-Laurent-la-Vernède11.1 km (12 min)
Seynes11.5 km (13 min)
Saint-Marcel-de-Careiret12.2 km (13 min)
Belvézet12.8 km (15 min)
Méjannes-le-Clap12.9 km (16 min)
La Bastide-d'Engras13.7 km (15 min)
Navacelles14.3 km (21 min)
Saint-André-d'Olérargues14.6 km (16 min)
Rochegude15.5 km (16 min)

Things to see and do

Strolling in the village of Lussan, you will find many sites listed or classified historic monument like the sixteenth century Fan Castle that belonged to the family of Andre Gide, a fifteenth of the castle or even the remains of the ancient castle from the twelfth to Orchard.

Be sure not to admire the menhir of Lèque, also nicknamed planted Peter. At a height of over 5.5 meters, it is one of the most imposing of all Languedoc, which has earned its ranking Historical Monument.

Through the narrow streets of the village, you can admire stunning views of the Cevennes, Mont Ventoux or the famous Monts d'Ardèche.

Do not miss either the Concluses of Lussan located five kilometers from the town. Dominated by impressive cliffs, they are accessible only on foot via marked paths.

Places of interest

Natural sites

Events and festivities

The votive festival is held at the end of July with the program a boules competition, concerts and lively meal.

In early August, up to the night market with local producers and musical entertainment.

In early August, the town also offers the festival Entre Ciel et Garrigue including concerts, theater or operetta.

The book festival, is Lussan Book, meanwhile stands at the end of August.


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Tuesday 30 november
Min. -2°C - Max. 9°C
Wednesday 1 december
Min. -1°C - Max. 9°C
Thursday 2 december
Min. 1°C - Max. 12°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Maiden flight over the Gard garrigue
Sports sensations65 € to 130 € Seynes (7.6 km)
Visit the Grotte de la Salamandre cave
Nature and the great outdoors9 € to 13 € Méjannes-le-Clap (10.3 km)
Canoeing in the Cèze gorges and valley
Sports sensations11 € to 14 € Goudargues (10.9 km)
Visit an artisanal essential oil distillery
Arts and Crafts6 € Saint-Just-et-Vacquières (12.2 km)
Visit the 1900 Museum
Culture and education7 € to 9 € Arpaillargues-et-Aureillac (17 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Dolmens walk
HikeEasy1h45Barjac (17.2 km)
Mine au Bois Dormant Path
HikeIntermediate3h00Robiac-Rochessadoule (23 km)
The Hermitage
HikeEasy3h00Collias (24 km)
Corniche Casteljau
HikeEasy1h30Casteljau (31 km)
From Ruoms to Labeaume
HikeIntermediate2h40Ruoms (33 km)


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