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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Gard

In the heart of the Provençal Gard, in the Occitania region, nestles a commune classified among the most beautiful villages of France. Montclus takes place on the edge of the Ardèche, in the arrondissement of Nîmes. Set in a meander of the Cèze, this medieval village reveals all its charms to its visitors.

Already standing in the thirteenth century, the village of Montclus benefits from very ancient origins. Long linked to the history of the Abbey of Mons Serraus, founded in 1263, it was also under the protection of the Templars for a time.

Today, Montclus is popular with tourists for its narrow alleys, medieval houses and landscapes that blend harmoniously with lavender and vineyards. Difficult not to succumb to the charm of this small village which still seems to breathe in the era of the Middle Ages. Enjoying an exceptional cachet, it has recently been restored with great taste and talent.

Geographical information

Tourism label
Latitude44.2610140 (N 44° 15’ 40”)
Longitude4.4198240 (E 4° 25’ 11”)
AltitudeFrom 76m to 329m
Surface area21.88 km²
Population205 inhabitants
Density9 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureNîmes (82 km, 1h14)
Insee code30175
IntercommunalityCA du Gard Rhodanien

Nearest cities & towns

Saint-André-de-Roquepertuis5.3 km (10 min)
Saint-Privat-de-Champclos7.8 km (12 min)
Orgnac-l'Aven8.9 km (16 min)
Le Garn9.1 km (16 min)
Issirac9.2 km (15 min)
Goudargues9.7 km (14 min)
Cornillon10.1 km (15 min)
Laval-Saint-Roman10.3 km (15 min)
Barjac11.1 km (15 min)
Saint-Christol-de-Rodières13.3 km (25 min)
Saint-Laurent-de-Carnols13.8 km (16 min)
Saint-Michel-d'Euzet14.6 km (17 min)
Aiguèze15.1 km (21 min)
La Roque-sur-Cèze15.2 km (20 min)
Labastide-de-Virac15.3 km (24 min)

Things to see and do

Classified as Historical Monuments, the old castle of Montclus dates from the thirteenth century. All that remains today is the keep, which dominates the whole village and which brings a lot of charm to the whole.

The town has also been able to preserve, from this rich past, a room of the former troglodytic Benedictine monastery founded by the Templars.

Do not forget to discover the Mas du Grand Galès, an agricultural estate which is reached via a large alley of fruit trees, and which is listed in the Historic Monuments for its traditional architecture.

Walking through the small village of Montclus, you will appreciate the narrow streets lined with white stone houses and high facades, as well as the vaulted passages or the lush nature of this part of France.

On the banks of the Cèze, you will enjoy a walk arranged to admire the whole, as well as the surrounding landscapes. Walks in the lavender and vineyards are also possible around the village.

Events and festivities

The market takes place every Tuesday morning from June to August.

The votive festival and its animations take place at the beginning of August. Fireworks, ball competitions and great ball are also part of the festivities.

Montclus Market


Sunday 7 august
Min. 21°C - Max. 34°C
Monday 8 august
Min. 20°C - Max. 36°C
Tuesday 9 august
Min. 19°C - Max. 36°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Visit the Grotte de la Salamandre cave
Nature and the great outdoors9 € to 13 € Méjannes-le-Clap (5.9 km)
Canoeing in the Cèze gorges and valley
Sports sensations12 € to 15 € Goudargues (6.4 km)
Accroche Aventure park
Sports sensations10 € to 21 € Saint-Julien-de-Peyrolas (11.8 km)
Swingroller ride in a leisure park
Sports sensations8 € to 18 € Aiguèze (12.4 km)
Canyoning in Ardèche
Sports sensations40 € to 130 € Vallon-Pont-d'Arc (14.2 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Dolmens walk
HikeEasy1h45Barjac (7.7 km)
From Ruoms to Labeaume
HikeIntermediate2h40Ruoms (22 km)
Mine au Bois Dormant Path
HikeIntermediate3h00Robiac-Rochessadoule (23 km)
Corniche Casteljau
HikeEasy1h30Casteljau (24 km)
On the trail of the hermit
HikeIntermediate3h00Saint-Montan (26 km)


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