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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
Population159 inhabitants
Density7 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.


Sunday 25 february
Min. 0°C - Max. 9°C
Monday 26 february
Min. -4°C - Max. 5°C
Tuesday 27 february
Min. -5°C - Max. 4°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Canoe-kayak on the Ardèche, suitable for all
Sports sensations19 € to 45 € Vallon-Pont-d'Arc (15.5 km)
Canoe-kayak hire in the Ardèche Gorges
Sports sensations18 € to 45 € Vallon-Pont-d'Arc (16 km)
Discover the Ardèche Gorges by canoe
Nature and the great outdoors28 € to 155 € Vallon-Pont-d'Arc (16.1 km)
Maiden flight over the Gard garrigue
Sports sensations60 € to 130 € Seynes (19.2 km)
Discover horse-riding
Sports sensations15 € to 60 € Pierrelatte (24 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Dolmens walk
HikeEasy2h30Barjac (7.9 km)
Mine au Bois Dormant Path
HikeIntermediate3h00Robiac-Rochessadoule (23 km)
On the trail of the hermit
HikeIntermediate3h00Saint-Montan (26 km)
Winemaker's Trail
HikeEasy2h30Lablachère (27 km)
Basilica of Our Lady (Notre-Dame) and megalithic bridge
Village visitEasy1h15Lablachère (28 km)


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