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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Gard

Sommières - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Gard

Between the Mediterranean and the Cevennes, the gateway to the Camargue, situated between two major cities of the Languedoc, Montpellier and Nimes, the country Sommières offers its hospitality and reveals its charms.

On the land of scrub woodland, scented with lavender, thyme, rosemary, and its warm and sunny climate, every village of the Association of local houses of rich sites of the past several thousand years.

Haven, a crossroads between the sea and the Cevennes, full of local traditions (celebrations, the bullfinch), the country Sommières is a welcoming and enjoyable to discover the richness of its heritage and people who live .

Geographical information

Tourism labels
Latitude43.7834500 (N 43° 47’ 0”)
Longitude4.0897380 (E 4° 5’ 23”)
AltitudeFrom 19m to 106m
Surface area10.36 km²
Population4814 inhabitants
Density464 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureNîmes (39 km, 35 min)
Insee code30321
IntercommunalityCC du Pays de Sommières

Nearest cities & towns

Villevieille1.8 km (6 min)
Boisseron3.1 km (7 min)
Aujargues4.4 km (8 min)
Saussines4.6 km (11 min)
Salinelles4.9 km (8 min)
Souvignargues5 km (9 min)
Junas5.8 km (10 min)
Aspères6.8 km (11 min)
Fontanès7 km (10 min)
Galargues7.1 km (11 min)
Congénies7.2 km (9 min)
Campagne7.2 km (15 min)
Aubais7.8 km (11 min)
Saint-Sériès7.8 km (12 min)
Buzignargues8 km (13 min)

Things to see and do

Of Sommières to Caveirac, close to Nîmes, the greenway provides walking in all its forms and safely. It is primarily intended for the practice of non-motorized vehicles: bicycles, rollerblades, strollers, wheelchairs and pedestrians of course. Built on the former route of the railway, the route passes through countryside and villages of the Pays de Sommières and Vaunage. Throughout his career it offers connections to hiking to multiply opportunities for discovery. Cartoguide a sale at the Tourist Office lists 250 km of hiking trails starting from Sommières and villages.

250 km of hiking trails have been around Sommières. These paths multi activities, which can be practiced both on foot, by bike or on horseback (for some). A Cartoguide is on sale at the Tourist Office.

The Vidourle, thanks to the quality of its landscape, a river is very popular with fishermen. The richness and diversity of its communities provide shelter for many species. A Sommières, the banks are equipped with a course CARP ANGLERS. To fish, you must be equipped with a fishing license, available all year at the Tourist Office. Near the campsite on the edge of Sommières Vidourle, a part of the river was built in summary for swimming and for your enjoyment because you can soak up the sun. Warning: the river swimming is allowed but it is not supervised by a lifeguard.

Places of interest

Information points

Events and festivities

For centuries, the city of Sommières, instead of trade and commerce, seduces visitors with its Saturday morning market. Full-color squares and streets host numerous exhibitors throughout the year. But perhaps in the months of spring and summer that the market and the flea market is especially lively and attractive.

Every Wednesday evening in the summer in July and August from 18h, the night market to discover crafts and local products. For some time one of the great fairs of the past, the fair of Saint Michel in late October, was handed up to date, attracting a large crowd.


The Belfry
The Belfry
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The Castle
The Castle
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Tuesday 7 december
Min. 2°C - Max. 11°C
Wednesday 8 december
Min. 5°C - Max. 11°C
Thursday 9 december
Min. 3°C - Max. 11°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Summer in the Country Sommières is rich in entertainment! Whether you are a family or couple, curious, sports or simple wanderer, large or small, everyone can find entertainment tailored to their tastes and desires: to discover the history of villages, laughing with the scene, escape with stories, participate in workshops at the castle, or cross Vidourle zip line ... the possibilities are numerous distractions. And if you want to relax, you simply install the shores of Vidourle, feet in water or on the beach Garanel (swimming but no lifeguard) and take the time to see the time go ...!

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Horse riding in the Hérault near Montpellier
Nature and the great outdoors60 € to 75 € Saint-Bauzille-de-Montmel (10.9 km)
Carriage ride in the Gard Camargue
Nature and the great outdoors14 € to 60 € Le Cailar (17.6 km)
Guided food tour of the Camargue by electric bike
Nature and the great outdoors45 € Saint-Laurent-d'Aigouze (24 km)
Electric bike safari in the Camargue
Nature and the great outdoors50 € Aigues-Mortes (24 km)
Quad tour of the Camargue
Nature and the great outdoors150 € Aigues-Mortes (24 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Historical tour of the city of Lunel
HikeEasy20 minLunel (12.6 km)
The channel of Lunel
All-terrain bike itineraryEasy1h25Lunel (13.3 km)
The plain of Marsillargues
HikeEasy2h10Marsillargues (15 km)
Sea of Rocks
HikeEasy1h00Sauve (21 km)
Vineyard trail
HikeEasy1h15Brissac (33 km)


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