Your summer holidays in the Gard
For your holidays in the Gard this summer, the Best Western L’Orangerie has selected for you some of the activities to discover in our beautiful region. This month, focus on the most beautiful museums and our rich terroirs to taste!
Museums to be cultivated
In addition to the famous Haribo Sweet Museum that will delight the taste buds, the region is home to many museums and collections. Among them are the Desert Museum which retraces the history of Protestantism and those of the Camisards in the Cevennes, the Vinopanorama in Calvisson where you can discover the 27 centuries of wine history, or the Seaquarium for the happiness of the little ones. Located in Grau-du-Roi, it is the third aquarium in Europe and hosts 200 species of fish, sharks, and other aquatic animals. In downtown Nîmes, you can discover the Museum of Contemporary Art Le Carré d’Art, and the brand new Museum of Romanity, inaugurated last June! Resolutely modern, this museum will surprise you with its architecture and rich archaeological collections.
The terroirs to taste
The Gard is a territory rich of terroirs to discover. Sweet onions from the Cevennes, Costière de Nîmes (local wine), Pélardon (goat’s cheese), olive oil, or even Camargue rice, not to mention the black truffle found in Uzés and the Pont du Gard. The best way to discover the flavors gardoises: walk around the markets! Many villages offer convivial moments where specialties are put in the spotlight. We will remember in particular “Les Estivales de Sommières“! Half an hour from Nîmes, the village of Sommières welcomes each summer this festival in its historic center, where you can enjoy every Monday evening AOP wines and local products.
For more information about the schedules of museums or local markets, do not hesitate to contact our team!