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AREA AROUND MAS VACQUIERES, CHARMING BED AND BREAKFASTIN THE LANGUEDOC-ROUSSILLON, PROVENCE NEARBY UZES, AVIGNON, NIMES, ANDUZE
Our charming Bed and Breakfast is situated in the county of Gard - Provence. An area with beautiful scenery, full of traditions, wonderful colours and good wines. Northwest of the Gard are the Cevennes mountains, east is the Provence.
PLACES OF INTEREST AROUND MAS VACQUIERES
UZES nearby historic City (the first Duchy of France) has many monuments, such as the Ducal Castle and the Frenestelle Tower. Apart from the typically medieval magic you may enjoy the wonderful little shops, the picturesque market twice a week on wednesday and saturday with a Provencal scent and a lot of handcraft products and the numerous cosy outdoor cafés. Mas Vacquières is quite close to Uzès!
PONT DU GARD the 2000 year-old example of Roman architecture. Part of a 50 kms long, partly underground waterway, it transported water from the source of Uzès to the City of Nîmes.
NIMES also the "French Rome", has many well-preserved sights, such as Maison Carrée, the imposing Roman Arena, the Tour Magne and Jardin de la Fontaine. Furthermore its summer festivals, named "Ferias".
AVIGNON the walled town on the Rhône river, still shows its importance as medieval religious European centre; the Palais des Papes (Popes' Palace) with its ten towers an impregnable fortress. Between mid-July and mid-August the Palais des Papes is the centre of the well-known Avignon Festival.
MONTPELLIER worthwhile visiting, is one of the few large cities in France without any Roman heritage. In 1289 was the University of Montpellier founded, one of the oldest Universities of Europe, it has a lot of winding small streets with shops and a lot of sightseeing to do.
ANDUZE is a picturesque town, famous for its handcrafted vases, where you can visit several potteries. Anduze is called the gateway to the Cévennes, awarded as UNESCO world heritage in 2011. And do not forget to visit the bamboopark "La Bambouserai".
CAMARGUE known for its white horses, flamingos and wonderful white beaches in St.Marie de la Mer, a very special seaside resort and place of pilgrimage and Aigues Mortes a medieval town with salt winning fields.
Besides discovering these places of interest there are plentiful opportunities for walking. It is our pleasure to advise you!!