Languedoc-Roussillon, in the department of Gard, offers much of what travelers love about Provence, with the added allure of being unspoiled and uncrowded.
The visual and cultural imprint of Rome is omnipresent in Gard. Besides Arenes de Nimes and the Musee de la Romanite, here are four other sites worth seeing.
Barjac, Montclus and La Roque-sur-Ceze are three Gard villages rich in history and charm. Rather miraculously, they are also free of tourists.
Gard's restaurant scene has quietly developed into one of the best and most reasonably priced in France. Here are nine places we recommend.
From open-air markets to covered food markets, Gard has no shortage of places in which to shop. It's a great place to buy lavender, linens, baskets and more.